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'Dancing's Maksim Chmerkovskiy To Be Ukrainian 'Bachelor'

'Dancing with the Stars' pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has confirmed that he will be appearing on the Ukraine version of 'The Bachelor'.

The 30-year-old, who previously turned down the American 'Bachelor', admits he had no plans to participate on a reality dating show but he's now changed his mind.

"The fact that I've turned down the American version has nothing to do with my 'dislike' of American women," Chmerkovskiy begins as he tries to put a few rumors to rest on his website. "The statement is so absurd that I can't believe I'm even dignifying it with a reply."

"But my reasons for doing it are this is the first time I have few months without any physical activity. I am truly tired. I've realized it this past season and can't tell you how hard it was for me to get through it."

"The person that helped me was Brandy and for that I am forever grateful to her. She truly was godsend and I will never forget everything she did for me. Without her help I would probably not have lasted though all the injuries, 'media issues' and my grandmother's death."

"The idea that I would find 'the one' on a TV show is something that I can't ever fathom, but after speaking to producers I have realized that a show where characters are doing it solely for TV exposure simply would not work. Our audience would not understand it and the show would be a disaster."

"There has never been a show such as this in Ukraine and it makes me think that a first season would be the most 'real' as far as participant's perception of 'what its all about' is concerned. I thought about everything VERY long. I've spoken to my family. I've spoken to people around me and decided that this might be something to try and see 'how it'll work'."

"I'm going into this with a thought of 'why not?'. I know it's hard to find someone you can connect to on a project like this, but nothing is impossible. For the sake of the show I can't reveal anything, but I must say I am very pleasantly surprised so far."

"For the first time I don't really care what people think. First time that I'm not being 'judged', 'placed' or 'criticized'. My profession required me to do things to 'please' others. Be it audience, judges, my coaches, etc. Maybe if I weren't such a stubborn person and didn't have such strong opinion about everything I would 'please' everyone better and would have achieved more in my life. But, I am who I am."

"My family and I left when I was very young and to have made something of myself. To come back here as a person to be looked up to is an amazing feeling. I have been speaking to lots of people for whom my family and I are an example of what is possible, and I feel great that I can help 'direct' young people's drives to better themselves while the government here is figuring everything out."

"It is not an easy living here. Kids don't have as many opportunities as I had and people aren't looking at me with a frown but with pride."

Chmerkovskiy had been previously engaged to fellow ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (photosKarina Smirnoff photos) in 2009.

January 10, 2011 |

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