April 26, 2011 04:00 PM by Allyson Wells
Dancing with the Stars former front runners Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff were once at the top of the leader board. Last week, they found themselves at the bottom and tried to make a comeback with their paso doble. Instead, a fall by Karina jeopardized them. Karina is speaking out about the incident and how much Ralph helped her get through it.
After the show, Karina spoke with reporters. She told Entertainment Weekly, “I let out a few tears back there from embarrassment. But I’m okay. I think that good things come from accidents.”
Karina revealed what went through her head during those awful moments. “It was only maybe five seconds all together, but at that point the only thing going through my mind was that oh, gosh, I fell down and I need to get back up. I’m not supposed to mess up, I’m supposed to be there for Ralph 100 percent. I didn’t even think about the judges. When the judges gave us a great score and said that he was there the whole time and he picked me up, he was the perfect partner. That says a lot about Ralph as a man and as a dancer.” Ralph added, “It’s a love fest. We care about each other.”
I felt so terrible for the pair after the incident. They were doing so great before the fall. However, they both did a great job at picking themselves up and finishing the dance. Hopefully, they will have another chance to prove themselves. Tune into elimination night tonight at 9 on ABC to see what happens.
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