LOS ANGELES --- The lovely and talented Cheryl Burke of Dancing With the Stars
) recently received the Voice Over Violence award
from Peace Over Violence (POV)
during its 39th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Dressed in a sexy black tube dress, the Filipina two-time DWTS
champion said in an exclusive interview, “I am so honored to receive this award. Domestic violence
is so near and dear to my heart. As a teenager, I was a victim of teen dating violence
. I have come out and talked about it because I think it is very important to be open about it since it is a very serious matter.”
Cheryl, 26, who is of Filipino, Russian, and Irish descent, also brought along her Filipino mom, Sherrie Bautista-Burke, a businesswoman who first instilled in Cheryl the love for dancing when she was a youngster.