'Dancing With The Stars' Premiere: Chaz Bono Does The Cha-Cha (VIDEO)

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Despite all of the recent controversy for being the first transgender contestant, Chaz Bono made quite a memorable "Dancing With the Stars" debut during Monday night's season 13 premiere (Sept. 19).

Even though, in regards to technicality, Chaz still needs to work on his moves, he had what a lot of the contestants lacked on the dance floor -- personality. Not only did it look like Chaz was having the time of his life doing the cha-cha with partner Lacey Schwimmer, but he also seemed confident, even amidst all of the controversy.

As for the judges? They loved Chaz's cha-cha. Even the hard-to-please Len had to congratulate Chaz on his first effort: "You really came out with the right attitude. You came out to enjoy yourself, and that's what I felt you did. You're so joyous out here. Great debut, Chaz. You should be proud."

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