October 05, 2011 8:41am PT by Lindsay Powers
'Dancing With the Stars'' Kristin Cavallari 'Sad' to Get Voted Off
Kristin Cavallari is "upset" that she and partner Mark Ballas were voted off Dancing With the Stars Tuesday night.
"It's sad to be leaving," Cavallari said on Good Morning America Wednesday morning.
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When asked by George Stephanopoulos why they were given the boot despite a healthy score of 24, Cavallari said, "Gosh, I don't know. I'm kind of thinking maybe my most memorable year wasn't that great compared to other stories. It's hard to compete. Who knows what really happened."
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On Monday's show, contestants had to chose a dance that reflected their most challenging year. Noted Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night to Cavallari: "J.R. picked 2003, a year he was severely injured by a landmine in Iraq. Chynna Phillips picked the year she stopped abusing drugs. David Arquette did 2010, when his marriage fell apart and he started drinking heavily. Nancy Grace chose the year she had twins and they spent time in the ICU. Ricki Lake chose the year she got divorced and her house burned down. Your year was 2005, and it was most memorable because you had to choose between going to college and a reality show!"
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But despite going home after just the third week, "It was fun," she says. "I had the best time. It was honestly the best experience. I'm so glad I decided to do it. Mark was a great partner. We had a ton of fun tighter."
Ballas says he thought "we got a little lowballed" this week with the score. "I thought Kristin could have popped a couple of nines. With all the couples tied up, it made it really close at the end. But at the end the day, that's the beauty of this show… the audience gets to pick who they want to go through."