20 seconds into the TV host’s quickstep with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Vanessa’s skirt suddenly fell from her waist and down to the ground. Despite the embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, she and Maks powered on while host Tom Bergeron ran onto the dance floor to retrieve the skirt.
Luckily, it didn’t affect Vanessa’s performance — in fact, it improved it! She ended up getting her highest scores yet.
“I lose my skirt right in front of the judges. It looks like bribery…” Vanessa joked. “Hey, if it’s for extra points, I’ll take it.”
Vanessa called the week “the most work we’ve done.” “I got the quickstep on steroids,” she said during rehearsals, adding that it was still “the most fun that we’ve had.”
Vanessa and Maks’ season has been marred by drama. A few weeks ago, Maks abandoned his partner amid rumors they were butting heads. He apologized to her over Twitter and returned to dance with her the following week.
Watch Vanessa's dance in the video above!
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