He's the bad boy of Dancing With the Stars and one of the MAIN reasons I watch...Maksim Chmerkovskiy. You may call him mean, but I call him PASSIONATE! (and Hot!)
My favorite season was when he teamed up with Kirstie Alley, so I am so excited that they are reuniting for the upcoming all star season of Dancing with the Stars that begins Monday. BUT, I'm also a little sad at the same time because Maks just announced that he will be leaving the show when his contract expires at the end of 2013.
Maks told the New York Post:
“What else do I have to do there after 15 seasons. It makes total sense. The audience can’t expect for me to want to stick around, and the producers can’t expect me to want to stick around.”
If you are thinking Maks is doing this for selfish purposes...well, you would be right. He wants to pursue an acting career and a possible reality show with his brother and fellow dancer, Val.
“I loved doing it. But to be honest with you, at 32, I am at ‘what-about-me time.’
The two night premiere of ABC's Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars begins Monday.
-Written by Faith Rinker of 'Justice and Faith' in the Morning on B-104