'Dancing With the Stars' couples gyrate in swimsuits

I realize this headline could apply to any episode of Dancing With the Stars — but this time the hard-bodied dance pros’ signature near-nudity is for a print-based cause. Luckily, there is also video. Four former Dancing With the Stars couples are featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — Maurice Greene and Cheryl Burke, Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya (pictured), Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower, and Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska. Sadly, the ripped-for-her-pleasure Alec Mazo/Natalie Coughlin Speedo pictorials are nowhere to be found.

Watching the SI.com videos, I couldn’t decide which was weirder: that the pros were choreographing such contained ballroom moves on the spot, or that Edyta was not wearing leg warmers in a behind-the-scenes type of setting. Both were horrifying but hypnotic; emphasis on the latter. I have to give Chuck the MVP for Best Effort among the former contestants — he provided the strongest lifts and quickest dips, and of course Anna Tre-BUN-skaya really sold them. Ms. BUN is so generous: “I don’t know what’s sexier here — your eyes, or me,” she teased Chuck. Anna, it’s you.

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

Image credit: Sports Illustrated


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  • crushwrestling.com

    Cool Idea I like it

  • Scooter

    couldn’t they have at least selected one desireable “star” for the photoshoots? who wants to see pics with Ty in a lame striped shirt buttoned up to his chin?

  • Sally in Chicago

    That was a little weird. They didn’t need the male dancers, did they?

  • Lame

    I agree, what was the point of having the men in the shoot? It all just looked ridiculous. If it’s gonna be a swimsuit issue, shouldn’t they all be wearing swimwear? I realize SI’s readers probably don’t want to see Speedos on the guys, but a nice pair of board shorts would at least make it look less like a photo shoot of a lapdance.

    • seattlejohn

      would love to see Ty Murray in a speedo – or even some Daisy Dukes!

  • jj

    UFC fighters in mainstream anything still cracks me up. MMA has come a long way in the last 5 years. As a harcore MMA fan, I couldn’t be happier. UFC 110 in 2 weeks!

    • Rush

      Whenever I catch UFC while flipping through channels, it’s always one guy straddling another or one guy gripping another with his thighs. There’s gotta be some latent homosexuality going on there. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just sayin’.

      • jj

        You’re seeing what you would like to see. Clearly, you don’t actually watch the sport or understand it at all.

  • sbwm

    I couldn’t get past the rodeo clip with the hat and rope – and the music! I felt all kinds of strange watching it and quickly turned it off when my teenager walked in the room.
    Annie, when will you start back with your popwatch weekly video or was that just for the fall?

  • Jack

    Cheryl…wow.

  • stevex

    Where oh where is Stacy Keibler?

  • orville

    Wouldn’t Julianne and Apolo have been appropriate considering the Winter Olympics are coming? He’s had time to do Nyquil commercials, so I’m sure he could have fit this in too.

  • dwight k shrute

    I think Chelsea should have waited until she actually had boobies.

  • Amy

    Edyta is butt naked on that show every week. Who the hell cares about seeing her in a bikini now? Is it something we’ve never seen before? Why not sexy, curvy goddess Lacey? Anna is smoking hot though – good on her!

  • Rush

    What no Woz and the worm?

  • b

    do we think it’s pretty safe to say that Karina’s pretty pissed that she isn’t doing this?

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