The show was prepared for it, though — former U.S. soccer star Brandi Chastain “just happened” to have been training on her own and jumped in for Chuy. (Or, you know, had been training at ABC’s behest in case someone got hurt early on.)
Chastain was first onto the board in Tuesday’s (March 26) show and scored a 7.0 from the two judges. That was the night’s second-lowest score, however, so she had to endure the dive-off against Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh.
Chastain came out on top, though, and gets to move on to the next round of dives. If she ends up winning “Splash,” though, it’s probably safe to assume she won’t rip off her top like she did at the end of the 1999 World Cup.