Joanna Krupa "bummed" about her 'Dancing with the Stars' ouster
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/18/2009
Joanna Krupa did better than she anticipated on Dancing with the Stars, however she thinks it still would have been nice to have a shot at the ninth-season mirror ball trophy next week.
"I definitely exceeded my expectations from the beginning, so I'm happy that I made it to the semifinals," said Krupa during a Tuesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"I won't lie, I am bummed -- I really thought I had a shot to go into the finals. But I knew tonight was going to be a hard night because we did have three other amazing couples with definitely higher fan bases than myself."
The model and her professional partner Derek Hough became the thirteenth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' ninth season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC -- which also determined the three couples who will now compete in next week's finale.
Krupa and Hough were eliminated from the competition based on a combination of the judges' scores they had received for the three dances they had performed on Dancing with the Stars' Monday night performance show and the home viewer votes that were cast immediately following the broadcast.
"I think what we've accomplished has been amazing," said Hough, who also participated in the Kimmel appearance.
"I think all three of the couples deserve to be in there and we couldn't be happier for them. We're just proud of what we've done this season."
"We both grew so close as friends throughout the whole season, we promised that we'd root for each other, whoever makes the finals. So I'm rooting for Kelly," said Krupa.
Hough said while he was "very happy" to have Krupa as a partner he added he was also slightly concerned initially.
"I was a little worried because models do not normally do well on this show," he explained. "But I look at it as a challenge -- and an exciting one -- and it all came to pass. I think she did an amazing job."
Krupa can currently be seen on the cover of Playboy's December issue, and Hough said he promised his partner he wouldn't look at the magazine until after their elimination.
"So as of tonight, I'm going to go home with a glass of red wine and have a little look," he told Kimmel.