Kelly Monaco: Dancing Queen
updated 08/22/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/22/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
How did Dancing change your life?
I carry myself in a different way. My shoulders are held back a little bit more. I won't say I'm a graceful woman, because I'm a klutz, but I've noticed small changes.
You're telling us that a klutz won Dancing with the Stars?
During the whole journey of Dancing, I took one beating after another. I slammed my finger in a door and my entire nail fell off. I spilled boiling tea down my leg—I had burns from my kneecap to my hip. I have a scar there now.
Were you surprised by the talk of you not deserving to win the competition?
What I did not expect was the accusation that ABC rigged it for an ABC employee to win. That was insulting. I worked my butt off.
Will you do a rematch with runner-up John O'Hurley?
It's being considered. I don't know if I can commit that much time [to training]. If we do a dance-off, hopefully John and I will get to dance together once.
How has Dancing helped your career prospects?
It gave me the recognition I didn't really know I needed. I've been offered everything from workout videos to feature films.
Any truth to rumors you'll be getting a role on Desperate Housewives?
That's something I can't comment about. If it works out, it works out. I'm honored that [creator] Marc Cherry is a fan.