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Chaz Bono and dancing pro Lacey Schwimmer finished dead last in the third week of Dancing With the Stars competition, but was the rock-bottom judges' score enough to get them booted from the ballroom? Apparently not.
In a surprise turn of events, the couple wasn't even in the bottom three this week, leaving a new trio to sweat it out during the results show: soccer pro Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, design expert Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya, and reality-show starlet Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas.
After the required amount of prolonged waiting, the blond and beautiful Cavallari was eliminated from the competition, despite a personal-best 24 on Monday night's sexy samba to "Crazy in Love" -- and a boost of morale from her potentially on-again ex, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who cheered her on in the audience.
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"I'm a little surprised to be honest but I've had such a great time and it's been such an awesome experience," Cavallari, 24, said after the announcement.
Her partner softened the blow by paying Cavallari a compliment: "I was really proud of Kristin," Ballas, 25, said. "She had great potential and she killed it last night. I'm honored to be her partner."
Now that nine contestants remain, who will rise and fall next week? Will Chaz Bono continue his bottom-placing trend only to be saved results night? Stay tuned for a visit from two-time champ Julianne Hough who will take to the dance floor with her Footloose co-star Kenny Wormald.
Relive Kristin and Mark's last dance below.