First dumped by George Clooney — now dumped by America! (Ouch!)
Italian model Elisabetta Canalis was the second contestant booted from the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, despite racking up an impressive 21 out of 30 possible points for her quickstep the previous night.
“For me, it was a gift every day staying here. It was a great adventure,” Canalis, who was joined in the final three with David Arquette and Chaz Bono, said after she was eliminated. “I want to thank everybody because they made me come here. Thanks to the public and to everybody who voted for us. Now I am really nervous, but thank you anyway. It was a great experience.”
In her swan song appearance later on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday, the 33-year-old stunner said she and professional partner Val Chmerkovskiy might have been at a disadvantage because she’s not a celebrity in the states, and this was Val’s first season on the show.
Clooney dated the breathtaking model from 2009 until this summer, and the couple was a favorite of the paparazzi on their treks between Italy and the states.
The remaining celeb pairings in the competition are: Bono and Lacey Schwimmer; Arquette and Kym Johnson; Kristen Cavallari and Mark Ballas; Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus; Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke; Ricki Lake and Derek Hough; J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff; Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani; Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; and Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya.
Dancing with the Stars returns on ABC Monday at 8/7c.