USMagazine, Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7:20pm (PDT)
And the third contestant to go home on this season's Dancing with the Stars is...
The reality star, 24, was unexpectedly the star sent home on Tuesday night's shocking elimination. Although the Hills alum garnered a respectable 24 out of 30 possible judges' points on Monday for her sexy "Crazy in Love" samba with partner Mark Ballas, it evidently wasn't enough to move viewers to call in.
Cavallari, the judges, surviving dancers and the audience all gasped when her name was called. "I'm a little surprised, to be honest," she admitted to co-host Brooke Burke Charvet. "It's been such a great time. You know, it is what it is!"
Surviving another week was fellow bottom two dancer Hope Solo; like Cavallari, the soccer player also scored a 24 for her own sexy cha-cha with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
On Monday, it looked like Chaz Bono or Nancy Grace could be headed home: Bono scored lowest with just 18 for rhumba to his late father Sonny Bono's "Laugh at Me." Grace followed with a slow-moving waltz the judges gave 21 points. Carson Kressley, who rounded out the bottom three on Tuesday, received Monday's third-lowest score of 23 with a rousing, crowd-pleasing tango to No Doubt's "It's My Life."
Tell Us: Are you shocked by Cavallari's elmination? Did the right dancer go home?