Dancing With the Stars

Hope Solo: 'DWTS' showed my bad side

Nov. 18, 2011 at 11:17 AM ET

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Soccer star Hope Solo says "Dancing With the Stars" showed her bad side.

Goalkeeper-turned-hoofer-hopeful Hope Solo hasn’t had much to say since she and pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy got the ballroom boot on Tuesday night’s “Dancing With the Stars” — until now. 

While Solo didn't pick up too many perfect dance floor steps on the show, at least according to the panel of experts, in a new interview with Seattle’s Komo 4 News, she admitted she learned a couple of other important things.

"I mean, I learned a lot about reality television," she said before adding another tidbit that she gleaned. "I definitely didn't fit into the Hollywood world.”

For Solo, that reality-TV-Hollywood world was filled with criticism from “Dancing” judges that she and her partner found unfair. It also featured rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage that showed her at less than her best.

"I'm not an entertainer. I'm not part of Hollywood. I'm not comfortable with the cameras on me 24/7," she said. "You know, it definitely showed my bad side, quite a bit. So there you go, America. I do curse from time to time. I do kick walls from time to time. Because I want to be the best I can be."

And that’s exactly what she intends to be as she returns to her sport of choice — soccer.

Do you think “Dancing With the Stars” really showed off Hope’s bad side? Did she get a fair shake on the show? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page.


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