Hope Solo’s exit from Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday wasn’t conducted as gracefully as it could have been, according to Us Weekly.
The magazine has dubbed Solo a “sore loser” after the 30-year-old soccer star refused press interviews and broke down in tears while processing her exit from the show. While Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian and J.R. Martinez all celebrated reaching the series finale, an eyewitness told Us that Solo was in no mood to chat.
In the one interview she did conduct, Solo told Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron:
“This competition is one of the toughest competitions I’ve ever been a part of. It was an amazing opportunity. We have the most amazing fan base and instead of the winning the mirrorball trophy, I’m going to try to win a gold medal this summer at the Olympics.”
Solo also found time to thank her pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who has had his own stroppy moments this series:
“Maks put so much into [our Monday night] Argentine tango and it’s something to be proud of. He basically broke his body picking me up and teaching me how to do this dance, and I pulled muscles doing it. It wasn’t easy. To come out with [scores of] 8′s, I was like, there’s no other couple here who can do what we just did!”
The big final airs next Monday and Tuesday night on ABC. Who are you backing, readers?