Ellen: Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dancing with the Stars
Ellen invited soccer all star Hope Solo and her Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on the show to show off some of their dance moves.
Before they started dancing, the three of them chatted for a few minutes.
Speaking of her teammates on the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Hope told Ellen, “We are all huge fans of you. If we win the Olympics next year, you’ll have to have us on.”
Ellen: Hope Solo US Women’s Soccer
As a joke, Ellen started showing pictures of Hope from previous soccer games. Each picture showed her engaged in a very rough and intense position, running into other players or jumping up to block a goal.
“Where do you get these pictures?” Hope asked jokingly. “That’s not very ladylike, is it?”
Ellen asked Hope what it was like to have to learn how to dance in high heel shoes.
Ellen: Hope Solo Tomboy
“I had to first learn how to walk in heels,” Hope said. “Now I’m trying to dance.”
Ellen seemed surprised that Hope had previously not known how to walk in heels.
“I’m a tomboy at heart,” Hope said. “That’s why I’m really invested in this show.”
Hope said that despite her rough, athletic, tomboy background, she wanted to do the show to prove herself.
“If I can play the part, then it’s a testament to my courage,” she said.
Gesturing toward Hope‘s partner Maksim, Ellen said, “I understand he takes his shirt off a lot.”
Hope said she had yet to see that happen.
“I’ve been wearing less clothes than he has on the show,” Hope said.
“Thank god,” Maksim quipped.
Ellen: Hope Solo Short Skirt
“I’m so happy to meet you,” Ellen said. “And will you dance for us?”
Without missing a beat, Hope and Maksim jumped up and ran over to the right side of the stage to start dancing to the song that Tony played.
Their dancing was very sexy. Several times Hope turned her back to the audience and shook her butt.
Despite how sexy their dancing was, it seemed like Hope struggled a little bit. This was most especially evident in her wardrobe. Her skirt was very short and as she twirled and kicked it rode further and further up her thighs until it was just below her butt. She actually made a point to pull it down while she was still dancing.
That aside, it was a fun dance and they did it quite well.