maksim katina smirnoff Why is Karina Smirnoff off 'DWTS': Maksim over exposure?
When “Dancing With the Stars” returns, Karina Smirnoff will sadly not be there.
The brunette dancer won’t be dancing. But she’ll be behind-the-scenes “helping with choreography,” according to E! News.
So far, the only new celebrity female hoofer is rumored to be confirmed as a contender is former pinup Pamela Anderson. Wonder if she’ll be dancing with Smirnoff’s ex fiance, Maksim Chmerkovskiy!
Season 2 contestant Tia Carrere thinks she knows the real reason Karina won’t be dancing. And it may have something to do with Maksim.

]]>“She’s probably trying to get over Maksim.” Tia  told, adding “Well, they were engaged and they broke up, so I don’t know, it’s what I’d do.”

Although they had a big wedding planned, the relationship went south and they split up in September 2009.
If this is true, The Dish Rag cannot blame Karina. Can you? Seriously, who wants to see the annoying ex every day at work? Besides, dude wears sequined cropped vests. Although it would have added some ex-tra (get it?) spice to the show, right?
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