According to People magazine on Nov. 15, now that “Dancing With the Stars” Maks Chmerkovskiy and partner Kirstie Alley have been eliminated from the all-star season, Maks is concentrating on his brother Val’s quest for victory.
Maks Chmerkovskiy is certainly no slacker. He’s won the mirror ball trophy four times in his 13 seasons on the show. And although he led Kirstie Alley to second place in Season 12, he knew that it would be much harder this time with the all-stars. So how does he feel about it?
“There’s no sting, no sting at all,” Chmerkovskiy, attending the launch event for Kimberly Snyder’s juice bar Glow Bio in West Hollywood, tells People magazine about Wednesday’s elimination, which sent him and partner Kirstie Alley home. “First of all, it was not losing, because Kirstie did amazing, given the fact that we were up against such incredibly talented competition.”
Now Maks is free to cheer on younger brother Valentin, partnered with Season 1 champ Kelly Monaco. And cheer him on he does. When the camera pans into the sky box as Val and Kelly are finishing, you can see and/or hear Maks with two fingers in his mouth whistling, stomping and clapping for Val.
Maks is also willing to help, but doesn’t want to interfere too much. He said that Val definitely has the talent and ability needed to take this thing all the way. He wants the win, if it comes, to be Val’s experience.
Val Chmerkovskiy has never come this far in any of the seasons he’s been on “Dancing With the Stars.” But he’s Maks’s brother, so he’s handling it with Maks’s usual cool, right? Not according to Maks.
“He’s freaking out, and he’s like, ‘This is crazy! I can’t believe you did this 13 times!'” Maks says of his brother’s reactions to judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. “I gloat [over] the fact that he’s now like, ‘I can’t believe you did this that much!’ “
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