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'Dancing With the Stars' Says Goodbye to Model Charlotte McKinney

By    |   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 10:13 AM

"Dancing With the Stars" said goodbye to Charlotte McKinney this week after the model's rumba failed to score well with the judges, making her the second celebrity contestant eliminated this season.

McKinney, who rose to fame for her racy Super Bowl Carl's Jr. ad, choked up after being eliminated and apologized to pro partner Keo Motsepe. It was the second early exit for Motsepe in as many seasons — last season he and track star Lolo Jones were the first couple to get the boot.

The pair's rumba scored just 22 points out of 40 Monday night and drew a controversial comment from judge Bruno Tonioli, according to ABC News.

"You're never going to win the Nobel Prize for quantum physics, but you are easy on the eyes and you produce wonderful shapes," Tonioli said.

The comment spurred some backlash on social media.







McKinney, who said she's been bullied a lot online for her figure and ditzy reputation, responded to Tonioli's comments on "Good Morning America" Tuesday.

"To be honest, I just really thought it was uncalled for," she said. "Especially the week before, I've really been trying to be used as a platform for social media bullying and really just stop any negativity and just talk about being positive, and it just came out of nowhere."

"It was silly but sometimes on live TV you just forget. I mean, I've heard it all. At the end of the day, just shake it off," McKinney continued. "I just think I had too much stress during all this and I didn't get to focus."

Leading the pack of celebrity contestants are former Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin and pro partner Derek Hough, who scored a 34 out of 40 points with their samba. Tied for first place with them is R5 band member Riker Lynch and partner Allison Holker, whose salsa earned them some of the season's first 9s.

"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.



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