Just nine months later, she was competing on "Dancing With the Stars." Unfortunately, the 74-year-old actress' run on the show came to an end, but she was full of gratitude and humility.
"That's alright," she whispered to professional partner Tristan MacManus when they learned they had been cut.
"It has been absolutely wonderful, completely unique, like nothing else in the world," Valerie said afterwards. ""It was an opportunity for me to carry a message to folks, not just with cancer, whatever they have -- whatever challenge."
Snooki brought out the gymnastics again, doing a cheerleading-inspired routine to "Mickey," complete with backflips. She and partner Sasha Farber earned 8s across the board and were tied for second place.
Meanwhile, it was a shirtless showdown between Corbin Bleu and Brant Daughtery.
Corbin and partner Karina Smirnoff's passionate paso doble earned them straight 9s (tying them for first.
And while Brant turned up the heat by shedding his shirt (causing guest judge Julianne Hough to declare, "I'm single now"), he and Peta Murgatroyd's dance didn't ignite the judges.
With straight 7s, the very pretty "Pretty Little Liars" star found himself towards the bottom of the pack. Check out the full scores below:
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy -- 27/30 Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff -- 27/30 Amber Riley and Derek Hough -- 27/30 Christina Milian and Mark Ballas -- 24/30 Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke -- 24/30 Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber -- 24/30 Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani -- 24/30 Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd -- 21/30 Bill Engvall and Emma Slater -- 21/30 Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus -- 18/30 (eliminated)