Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Best Moments From the Former DWTS Heartthrob

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dancing With the Stars got a shot of hotness Monday night when former dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy came back not to perform, but to judge. Chmerkovskiy was a dancer for the ABC show for 15 seasons, but left last season. There were rumors he left because the producers wanted to kick him out due to his hot temper, but Maks, as he is nicknamed, was more than happy to be back, and so was America. While he left the ballroom dance floor, there plenty of clips on YouTube for people to catch a glimpse of him on their computer. After much time searching and viewing, there are five of the best videos that showcase his talent and charisma. So, let’s look back at the best moments from the former DWTS heartthrob:

Maksim Chmerkovskiy goes toe-toe with his younger brother Valentin on DWTS on Season 7. Not only did the fans get one hot Chmerkovskiy, but two at the same time? Yes, please! While fans did mourn Maks leaving, at least they still have Val to drool over.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy dances  the rumba with fellow DWTS dancer Cheryl Burke on Season 3. If  I Wanna Know What Love Is, then this is the video to check out. It is very sexy and the crowd goes wild.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy dances with his former pro dancer and ex-fiance Karina Smirnoff as Leona Lewis sings Bleeding Love on Season 7. At the time of this video, they were dating, and got engaged New Year’s Eve 2008, but broke up a year later. Even though they have broken up, they still remain good friends to this day. When Maks complimented Smirnoff on her dancing Monday night, she ran over to the judge’s table and gave him a kiss on the cheek. How sweet!

The luckiest girl on the planet gets a salsa dance lesson from Maksim Chmerkovskiy. This is probably as close as a regular person will ever get to Maks. She is a little impatient though. Come on! It’s Maks! Just listen to his beautiful voice! This is why he is the pro. He only had many years of training, and she had probably none. Let the man work.

This is entirely in Ukranian, but it’s still Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Here he is in his native country on the Ukraine version of  The Bachelor. It looks like there is the same drama here in the U.S. as it is across the globe. Or just put it on mute and look at Maks the entire time. Although he gave the final lady a promise ring, he didn’t end up with any of these women, because he is now dating Sports Illustrated supermodel Kate Upton.

That is just a few of the best moments from the DWTS  heartthrob. For over 15 seasons, Maks has given us great dancing, funny quotes, and let’s not forget when he snapped at judge Len Goodman in 2011 for criticizing his dancing. Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have left the reality show, but he is clearly still on the minds of everyone.

By: Renayle Fink

US Weekly

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