Gilles Marini, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Val Chmerkovskiy are all finely built men not afraid to bare their bodies for a good dance cause. And even though teammate Emmitt Smith may not be quite up to the same six-pack standard, he’s sexy in his own right — and it should be funny to see him work it on the dance floor.
Gilles and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd picked this team, but that doesn’t mean Gilles is in charge. Majority rules and he told The Clicker his team basically told him he had to dance without his shirt on. "I really try hard not to, but they told me, 'Dude, you have no choice. We want you in the minimum.' And when they told me what my minimum would be, it was pretty much nothing. I'm going to have the minimum amount of clothing ever. I mean, nobody ever danced that way."
Ha! Maybe we shouldn’t be cheering on such blatant sexual exploitation. If the genders were reversed, we’d probably be offended for Gilles. But the consistent pressure to get this 36-year-old man to strip is pretty hilarious. (He and William Levy could start a Shirtless Sex Object support group.)
Gilles said the only time they could dance with this "minimum" amount of clothing would be on "Gangnam Style" because it fits the sexy theme. Maks further explained in his TV Guide blog, “Our team dance is very silly. I think after this, the production is going to be against giving us freestyle for a team dance. We're just doing some obscene stuff. It's just going to be funny and silly. It's all about putting smiles on people's faces.”
They are definitely going more for entertainment value than technique, which may be dominated by the more bubble gum cute Team "Call Me Maybe," who will perform their Freestyle tonight.
Which team are you rooting for?
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, October 22 at 8 p.m. onABC.