The show will soon celebrate the milestone with special dances (Cheryl Burke just tweeted about rehearsals) and at the Race to Erase MS gala, Access Hollywood asked Maksim Chmerkovskiy for his best moment on the show. "Every moment that I was on it,” he answered. Anything he'd like to forget? "There were some forgetful moments," he admitted, laughing. He won't say what. "Everything is your past. Your past is what you are. This has been my last 7.5 years. It's been an amazing ride. Looking forward to the next ride."
Maks is not competing on Season 16, but he got to dance with two couples and we hope he’ll be back again for more routines. But in terms of who should win, obviously he’s hoping it’s his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy. "I'm rooting for him, I also think he's got the best star,” Maks told Access. “Him and Zendaya are killing it. I can’t believe that after having an amazing performance one week they come back and have another more and more amazing. She gets better and better, which is good for our show because the audience, they want to see someone pop out and be great and stay the same throughout the competition. She actually is improving and I love that.”
Maks recently tweeted his love for this team, and his respect for his brother’s Week 7 decision to have Zendaya dance against Jacoby Jones instead of a less skilled dancer. “What @iamValC did yesterday by choosing to dance-off against a better couple was one of the most noble moves @DancingABC 's history! ......... @Zendaya didn't just get an incredible dancer in@iamValC , but also a genuine, genius EDUCATOR! To experience Val at 16 is an honor!”
To experience the Chmerkovskiys at any age is an honor! Do you agree with Maks that Zendaya is just getting better? Will she and Val be hoisting that Mirror Ball trophy in the end? At this point, Val is the only pro in the competition who has not won before.