Pam Anderson: 'Dancing Is Like Therapy'

"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Pamela Anderson is really getting into this competition.

"I love the waltz. The waltz is fantastic," she gushed to "Extra's" special correspondent (and Kate Gosselin's former dancing partner) Tony Dovolani backstage Monday, after her "DWTS" performance. "I put a lot into it other than just the dance steps. Dancing is like therapy. You go through your whole life and you think about all of these great things and you can dance. It's such an expressive and fun performance."

"It's always me. It's not a character. It's a part of me I want to express," Anderson said. "It's like a science experiment. You put a little of this in and this, and you never know what's going to happen. I've got nothing to lose. We are all here it's a great experience and might as well go for it."

Meanwhile, the cast and crew helped celebrate dancer Cheryl Burke's birthday, including her partner, NFL star Chad Ochocinco, who gave her a beautiful diamond pendant.

"She showers me with her time," Ochocinco explained about why he has given her such lavish gifts.

"I could not even walk into my trailer," Burke smiled. "The whole trailer was covered with balloons, and gifts and flowers, you name it."