November 28, 2011 03:00 PM by Megan Thompson
Hope Solo and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, made it to the semi-finals of Dancing With The Stars. When Hope was eliminated she was devastated, but never really had a chance to talk with the press. Hope Solo is finally sharing her feelings about her experience on DWTS. Keep reading to find out what Hope has to say about her time on the ABC hit show.
After Hope and Maks were sent home from DWTS, they didn’t do the normal press that the other eliminated contestants usually do. It was rumored that Hope was so upset about being eliminated that she refused to talk to the press. Later Hope put all the rumors to rest by explaining that ABC wanted the final three to do the press that week, not the eliminated couple.
Now Hope is making time for the press and speaking about her time on DWTS. Last Tuesday Hope Solo sat down with Anderson Cooper and dished about the show. Compared with other stars on the show, Hope had some negative comments to say. She explained to Anderson that she felt “very naïve” about her time on the show. It seems Hope felt she was a character, “It is very much reality television. From day one, they casted our characters,” she said. Hope also felt the judges were harsh on her and Maks and didn’t give her the proper encouragement. Hope shared, “I was told I had too much muscle and I was too intense and wasn’t very dainty. Well, hello — you cast a female professional athlete! Help me get better as a dancer.” As for her relationship with Maks, she expressed they were great friends and have a wonderful relationship. By the end of the interview Hope did express there were no hard feelings about anything that happened on the show.
Compared to other stars who rave about their experience on the show, it seems Hope has some hard feelings towards DWTS. Do you think the judges were too harsh on Hope Solo? Let us know what you think, comment below.
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