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What is Daniella Karagach's height? DWTS partner towers over her

Yasmine Leung October 26, 2021
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Daniella Karagach and Iman Shumpert performed their DWTS Horror Night stage inspired by Us, and viewers couldn’t help but notice their huge height difference.

Karagach and Shumpert become The Tethered

During the Halloween night of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS), Daniella Karagach and NBA player Iman Shumpert performed an Us-inspired contemporary dance.

They become The Tethered, doppelgangers who mimic the actions of real people while keeping a blank expression. In that sense, the dance was expressive even though their faces weren’t.

One of the most impressive features of the routine were the endless lifts and throws the pair performed. Shumpert was basically throwing his pro-dancer partner around like a rag doll.

The huge height difference between the dancers definitely helped and made fans curious about how tall Karagach is compared with her dance parter.

Daniella Karagach height explored

The 29-year-old dancer is between 5ft 5in (165cm) and 5ft 7in (170.8cm). According to HealthLine, the average American woman is about 5ft 4in, so Karagach is taller than most.

Despite that, she looks extremely short when paired next to 2021 partner Shumper who, as a basketball player, stands at 6ft 5in (196cm).

He could probably jump over her the same way Jacoby Jones did to Karina Smirnoff in season 16 of DWTS.

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The pair look like BFFs

During Horror Night, the partners managed to score the second perfect 40 of the season, following Jojo Siwa and Jenna Johnson. One of the main reasons why the couple have done so well is not just because of their skill, but their chemistry.

Karagach and Shumpert are always seen messing about during practice, as shown by their socials. Their Instagrams are filled with bloopers where, more often than not, Shumpert ends up rolling on the floor laughing.

Don’t worry guys, their relationship is purely platonic.

Karagach has been married to fellow DWTS pro Pasha Pashkova since 18 July 2014 after four years of dating, while Shumpert has two daughters with wife Teyana Taylor.

Taylor told US Weekly she isn’t worried about her husband’s partnership with Karagach because: “I’m too secure to be worrying about that.”

Since she’s also an actress and dancer, she fully understands a close relationship is required, and it’s all strictly business.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.