Karina Smirnoff: "I Would Be Very Surprised if Bristol Palin Won" All-Star Season of 'DWTS'
Rehearsals have not yet begun for the highly anticipated all-star season of Dancing With the Stars, but Karina Smirnoff already has ideas about who will fare well in the contest, and who, well... doesn't stand a chance.
"I would be very, very surprised if [Bristol Palin] won," the pro dancer told People. "Bristol was not known as the best dancer of [her] season. There was so much controversy when she was on."
There may have been controversy, but that doesn't mean low ratings, or low scores from fans, apparently; Bristol made it to the finale of her season.
Still, Bristol definitely has some tough competition, including several returning champions — Kelly Monaco, Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Helio Castroneves, Apolo Anton Ohno and Shawn Johnson will be back, as well as fan faves Gilles Marini, Joey Fatone, Kirstie Alley, Melissa Rycroft and Pamela Anderson.
Karina also shared that she's sure the Olympians, like Apolo, will go far, and she thinks the men in the competition are a little stronger than the women. We're not sure if that's true, but it would be a good thing for Karina, who says that whoever her partner ends up being, she will be happy.
"From Joey Fatone to Gilles Marini to Emmit Smith, whoever it is, I can't go wrong," she said.