6'2" (1.97m) dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy first appeared in the 2nd season of the
ABC series Dancing with the Stars partnered with actress Tia Carrere.
They finished in sixth place. The following season, he and partner
singer Willa Ford came in seventh place. Chmerkovskiy returned to
Dancing with the Stars in March 2007 for Season 4, his time partnered
with boxer Laila Ali. They made it to the finals and finished in third
place. In Season 5 of Dancing with the Stars, he was partnered with
Melanie Brown and the couple received second place. Chmerkovskiy did not
participate in Season 6, although he and former partner Melanie Brown
made an appearance for the 00th episode.
He returned for the show's 7th season, this time paired with two-time Olympic volleyball gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor. Chmerkovskiy and May-Treanor were forced to withdraw from the competition in Week 3. During a practice for their jive, May-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon and required surgery. Her withdrawal gave them a finish in tenth place. On February 9, 2009, on Good Morning America it was announced that he would be paired with Denise Richards for the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars. They were eliminated second in the competition, giving the pair a finish of 2th place.
In the ninth season, he was paired with actress Debi Mazar, during which they were eliminated 4th. In season 10, Chmerkovskiy, returning for his 8th season, was partnered with Erin Andrews. They ended up coming in 3rd place during the two-hour finale on May 25, 2010. For season , Chmerkovskiy partnered with singer and actress, Brandy. They made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated with a 4th place finish.
For Season 2, he was paired with actress Kirstie Alley. On week 3, his leg gave out causing her to fall heavily on him, earning 2 out of 30. The next week, Alley's shoe fell off during their routine. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called Alley The Queen of the Unexpected Mishap; they earned 22 out of a possible score of 30. They made it to the finals and finished in second place. For season 3, he was partnered with Hope Solo and they finished in 4th place. In Solo's book, A Memoir of Hope, she wrote that Chmerkovskiy treated her roughly, once slapping her during a rehearsal.
For season 4, he was partnered with actress Melissa Gilbert. In week 4, while performing the paso doble, Gilbert hit her head on the dance floor and suffered a mild concussion. She was rushed to the hospital and was unable to be at the results show the following night. The couple was called safe. Chmerkovskiy also suffered an injury. He pulled a muscle in his shoulder. The couple was eliminated four weeks later, finishing in 5th place, making this the fourth time that he was eliminated after dancing a samba. For season 5, an All-Stars season, Maksim returned to the dance floor with previous partner, Kirstie Alley. In week , Alley received the lowest score, a 9.0 out of a possible 30. In week 3, Alley and Chmerkovskiy danced a Cha-Cha-Cha, they scored 7 out of a possible 30. Alley and Chmerkovskiy earned 24.0 out of a possible 30. They picked a Disco for Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel to dance next week, and Bryan and Amstel chose the Charleston for Alley and Chmerkovskiy. For the dance, the couple fell to the bottom of the leaderboard with 30.0 out of a possible 40. Alley and Chmerkovskiy, season 3 Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke, and season Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy were all joined in the Gangnam Style freestyle team by season 8 runner-up Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd.
Alley and Chmerkovskiy along with the other members received 27.0 out of 30, making their grand total 52.5 out of a possible 60. Then Alley and Chmerkovskiy, in the group country-western, gained two bonus points. Season 4 champion Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff chose a Quickstep-Samba fusion for Alley and Chmerkovskiy. The couple scored 24 out of a possible 30. For the swing marathon, they were eliminated first, making their total 28 out of 40. For the next week, Tristan MacManus joined the couple in their trio paso doble, but the couple received 79 out of a possible 00, leaving them .5 points behind at the bottom of the leaderboard, and they were eliminated. Also eliminated were Marini and Murgatroyd, who would have danced a "Mad Monk" Merengue, chosen by Ohno and Smirnoff, had they not been, finishing in 7th and 6th respectively. For season 8, he was paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis. They were announced the winners on May 20, 204, marking Chmerkovskiy's first win. They also have the current highest average of any dancer of the show with a 28.4 average, and are tied with Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough with the most amount of perfect 30's earning a total of 6
|MERYL DAVIS & MAKS|
After the April 4th 2014 Dancing with the Stars episode something called "Afterbuzz TV" interviewed two of the contestants. Whatever "Afterbuzz TV" is at least they can afford dress clothes for their interviewers. Olympic skater Meryl Davis and dance teacher Maksim Chmerkovskiy talk about that night's performance and so on and so forth. To be honest I didn't watch the whole thing. But I "scrubbed through it" and am totally sure that they just kept talking and talking and talking for almost four minutes about stuff they do. On this bubble world TV show. They shoot it at CBS Studios on Fairfax right next to the Grove shopping center and the Farmer's Market.
No it's not the reality dancing show gossip I wanted to bring to your attention. It's not the plot of this video or the character development. Can you imagine dear reader, just why I want you to see this video of Maks at his most masculine?