"I would not consider myself a dancer by any means, but it's so much more work than you really anticipate with the dedication and the patience you have to have with yourself," the 21-year-old told PEOPLE.
"The pros make it look so effortless and easy, but once you get in there and they're really teaching you the steps, it's way harder than I ever thought. But what I will say is the pros do such a good job," the brunette beauty explained. At least she's getting a killer workout as she noticed "a few muscles show up in my back that definitely weren't there before."
Giannulli previously appeared on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris in December where she said she feels like she deserves a second chance to redeem herself.
"I didn't come on here to win people over... I just want to apologize for contributing to these social inequalities," she said at the time.
Earlier this month, the YouTuber told Extra that she hopes she can show DWTS viewers a different side of herself. "I totally understand though, like, the backlash or if people are upset, so I can't really convince people, but I'm hoping that my personality, somewhat shines through, and it ends up okay," she told the outlet.
Giannulli's parents were accused of agreeing "to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC," according to court documents. They both spent time behind bars and were dished out fines and community service.
The upcoming season of DWTS will premiere on Monday, September 20, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.