March 23, 2011 02:00 PM by Allyson Wells
The nervewracking first dance is out of the way on Dancing with the Stars. Now that it is over, the surprise second place star Kirstie Alley admits she was worried she might follow in one notorious star’s footsteps. Read on to find out who she did not want to become.
Kirstie Alley was worried about not becoming the next David Hasselhoff, who went home first during his season. Popeater reports that, “Kirstie’s only wish was that she wouldn’t be the first star sent home from the show. She has been rehearsing for the past six weeks with her partner, Max, in almost total seclusion. No contestants really had any idea what was going on in the other rehearsal rooms. None of them really knew how good or bad their competition would be. Everyone doubted themselves a little, and no one wanted to be remembered as the David Hasselhoff of their season.” I personally think that going home first is better than being known as high-maintenance like Kate Gosselin.
An insider also told Popeater that contestants can’t rely on their fame to go far in the show. “You can’t just rely on your fame to get you far in this competition. Yes, having an active fan base does help, but at the end of the day even the most passionate fans stop voting if your dancing doesn’t improve. David is a worldwide phenomenon, having starred in some of the biggest TV hits of all time. If he can get voted off the first week, so can anyone.” I suppose this insider wasn’t considering Bristol Palin and her active fan base that took her all the way to the finals, despite being one of the weaker dancers of last season’s competition.
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