Maksim Chmerkovskiy May Write an Autobiography, But Not One That’s Full of “BLEEP”
Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s blogs are always must-reads, because he knows how to balance his blunt opinions with behind-the-scenes details, humor, heartfelt sentiment, and usually something polarizing for people to argue about. It's a recipe for success.
Since fans love his blogs, and everyone is writing a memoir these days — including his DWTS Season 13 partner Hope Solo — would Maks do it too? "I would love to hear people's opinion," Maks told On the Red Carpet. "[Pro brother] Val and I and our family, we have an amazing story. We've lived at least three, four lifetimes as far as what we've come, how far we've come and what we had to overcome and this isn't one of sobbing, pat-myself-on-the-back, make-you-drop-a-tear kind of thing. It's our reality. It's my life."
When they share their real-life stories, Maks said, people look sad and say it's horrible and they can't believe it; but he thinks it's amazing, because look at the bros now.
"Having said that," Maks continued to OTRC, "I read people's quote-unquote autobiographies and I see how much full of [expletive] they are and it's just a formula of 'I've come from poverty and through [laughs] perseverance and hard work and dedication, I've made it to here.' They miss the fact that somebody found them and made them type of thing."
He's 32 so at least he's lived for a little while, as opposed to Justin Bieber who wrote a book as a teenager. "So no disrespect to Bieber fans — I think he's a great kid but let him be there for another 20 years and then he will write a story that's so compelling and so powerful that it'll touch not just that generation but all the generations in between."
For all we know, Bieber is planning three more biographies. If Maks writes his now, what's he going to do when he's 52? He knows he has more living to do himself. Then again, they say you should strike while the iron is hot. Maks has said he plans to leave DWTS when his contract expires next year (he thinks everyone will leave when their contracts are up) and maybe now is the time for a book. It seems to be working for his All-Stars partner, Kirstie Alley, whose latest book, The Art of Men, is coming out tomorrow.
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.