Dancing's Mya: Shocked to See Dmitry's Nipples

Singer talks about her first dance on DWTS and her professional partner's exhibitionism

By Marc Malkin Sep 23, 2009 7:55 PMTags

Dancing With the Stars resident grouch Len Goodman came down hard last night on Mya and Dmitry Chaplin's Viennese waltz because he thought it wasn't traditional enough.

His words may have been harsh, but Mya didn't know what the heck he was growling about, especially since Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba raved about their performance.

"I don't know what to say, because I don't even know what he's talking about," Mya says. "He was talking in technical terms, and I don't understand any of it. Dmitry has to translate for me."

That's not all we have for you from Ms. Mya. In the first of our exclusive postperformance chats with the 29-year-old singer, we talk about her stitched-up finger, getting a much needed massage and…Dmitry's nipples.

Read on for all the Dancing details…

After listening to Len, will you and Dmitry get more traditional in your routines?
We have to do a combination of everything and not ever leave anything out. We have to please everyone. We need the judges' scores, but we also need America's votes.

How's your finger feeling? [Mya received six stitches Sunday night after accidentally cutting herself on some glass.]
My finger sucks right now. It hurts.

What about the rest of your body—you really sore?
It's stiff, but not as sore as I was three days ago. Hopefully, I can just treat myself to a massage. I haven't gotten one yet.

Now, let's talk about Dmitry's chest. He said last night that he loves to show it off. Does he rehearse shirtless?
No [laughs]. I covered up his nipples last night on television during one of the still shots. Dmitry's very conservative. I was surprised when I saw him exposed like that.


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