Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco DROP-ped it like it’s hot and charmed the crowd and judges during her cha-cha to win Sunday’s Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars event at the Crystal Tea Room.
Tasco and partner Nodari Tetruashvily were the crowd favorite at the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of America’s Philadelphia/Delaware Valley chapter. Nina Tinari of T2 Consultants and partner Tim Cartlidge took second place, in third was Kharisma McIlwaine of CBS3/CW Philly and her partner Jesse Smith-Dow, and Verde Salon stylist Kevin Gatto got honorable mention with partner Katie Mizak.
Other competitors were Inquirer managing editor and former Daily News editor Michael Days, paired with Society Hill Dance Academy owner Shana Vitoff, Anastasia Karloutsos, co-owner of the Water Works restaurant and lounge, who danced with Nik Pavlov, 93.3 WMMR “Preston and Steve” show producer Marisa Magnatta, paired with Smith-Dow, Skin Palette tanning salon owner co-owner Julie Dorenbos, paired with Pavlov, whose husband Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos led a huge cheering section and Telemundo Philadelphia’s Eric Cortes, who danced with Colleen Cheung.
NBC10’s Lori Wilson emceed the event judged by State Sen. Larry Farnese, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and dance teacher LaDeva Davis.