"I want to go onto 'Dancing With the Stars' because everyone I have spoken to has said that it's an amazing challenge and it has opened up so many doors and it's just a great experience," Ortiz-Magro told TooFab. "It's something that I would love to do."
"I've done 'Jersey Shore,' I've done 'Famously Single' and all these reality shows and I would like to step into a different genre and maybe test myself, see my abilities and see how crazy my legs really are," he added.
The 31-year-old reality star is now actively pursuing the opportunity, and even attended a taping of the show last Monday to get a feel for the commitment required. ABC, however, would not confirm to TooFab any interest in Ortiz-Magro, saying the network doesn't comment on "casting rumors."
But if he does make the cut, Ortiz-Magro told TooFab that he believes his determination and skill would be similar to his friend and current contestant, Frankie Muniz.
"I'm the kind of person that once I start something, I'm a perfectionist so it's like I would have to get every dance step right, you know?" he said. "I know Frankie Muniz. I was there and I saw him like up until the last second still there practicing. When I did acting I was the same way. I did a few live plays and up until the second that I was supposed to go on, I was back there writing my lines like drilling them into my head. So until they call my name, I'd just be in the back practicing my moves."
Ortiz-Magro also knows the limitations that come with his shorter figure would quickly become his biggest challenge.
"My biggest challenge would be being able to maneuver the way they do because I'm obviously a different shape and size than they are. I'm a lot more muscular and they're a little bit more leaner than me so I'd probably lose some weight, but I probably wouldn't care. I'd probably be more flexible and be able to turn myself in to a pretzel."