Kathy Ireland’s eyes were not smiling Tuesday, as the 90′s Sports Illustrated cover girl and her partner, Tony Dovolani, were ousted in the second week of the hit ABC ballroom competition.
“There is so much to take away from this experience,” she said upon departing. “I wouldn’t change a moment of it. The fact that I got to learn how to dance from world champion Tony Dovolani, it’s been so much — the entire experience.”
DWTS competitor Donny Osmond Tweeted that he was sad to see Ireland leave.
“She is such a nice lady,” Osmond Tweeted. “And we will miss her sweet personality backstage and on stage.”
The good sport Ireland, the third celebrity eliminated in the show’s ninth cycle (Ashley Hamilton and Macy Gray were voted off last week) later Tweeted: “DWTS was blessed adventure. Thanks for UR amazing support.”
DWTS airs Monday at 8/7c and Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.