Shawn Johnson: Disco Ball Trophy in Pieces

The gymnast's award requires some assembly, and she's also sorting out what's next for her career

By Marc Malkin Jun 02, 2009 1:40 PMTags
DWTS, Shawn JohnsonABC/Kelsey McNeal

Don't ask Shawn Johnson if you could see the disco ball trophy she won on Dancing With the Stars.

The mirrored masterpiece is in the repair shop.

"It's actually in pieces right now," her pro partner, Mark Ballas, said at the MTV Movie Awards.


"We had to take them to New York and they shipped them back and when they opened the box, they were in pieces," he continued. "They're fixing them."

Shawn said, "I called [Mark] and I was like, 'My trophy's broke!' "

The two hit the Movie Awards the morning after performing for the first time together since their DWTS win last month.

Johnson also said she's still hoping to kick-start an acting career. "I've been offered some opportunities to do movies or TV shows," she said. "I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet."

Ballas, meanwhile, said he will be back on DWTS next season if producers ask him to return. His best buddy and fellow dancer Derek Hough told me early last month that the two weren't sure they would return.

"If they get a cast full of six-foot women," Ballas said, "then I can't do it."


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