Karina Smirnoff was spotted at Yotam Solomon Presents the Native American Collection Fall/Winter 2010 on Thursday in Hollywood where OK! asked her why she left Dancing With the Stars — and she didn’t dance around the issue!
Don’t count Karina out of Dancing With the Stars just yet!
“I didn’t leave completely,” Karina told OK!. “I am still going to be involved with the show and doing behind-the-scenes stuff.”
“When you do Dancing With the Stars, you have no time to do anything else because it’s literally from the moment you wake up to the moment that you go to bed, so now I have this time to finish other projects,” she explained to OK!. “I have two TV projects that I am working on and my Bear Paw line of shoes. We are spicing it up.”
“I’ll miss being on the show this season, but who knows what will happen next season,” Karina added.
So what does she think of the cast this season on DWTS?
“This cast is good,” she admitted. “It’s going to be exciting to watch even the first show.”
“I am going to put my money on either Evan Lysacek or Nicole [Scherzinger] from the Pussycat Dolls because they are both handsome and beautiful and they have the personalities,” she said. “They are current.”
Reporting By Gena Oppenheim