Entertainer Chaz Bono

Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 15, 2012

Q: Now that Chaz Bono has been on Dancing With the Stars and his mom Cher was there to support him, do the two have any plans to do something together?

—Candi Amatangelo, Omaha, Neb.

Not really, according to Bono, 42. "She has her projects; I have my projects. Sometimes they intertwine for a second," he says. "But for me, I think it's always been important to be my own person and be my own man."

The Los Angeles-born activist had such a positive experience filming the OWN special Being Chaz and participating in Dancing With the Stars that he says he hopes to continue a career in the entertainment industry. "Everything was really good about [Dancing With the Stars]," he says. "I loved the camaraderie with all of the other cast members and the pro dancers. We were an extremely close group of people and I definitely have made lifelong friends from doing the show. I loved-not always at the time that it was happening-but the opportunity to overcome things that you don't think you can overcome both physically and emotionally. You know, it's really invaluable when it's over, because you're like, 'Wow, I got through that. I can kind of get through anything.' I left definitely having more confidence in myself than when I started."