Val Chmerkovskiy made a big splash on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” Monday night by stripping down to a revealing Speedo for a “surfer” flamenco performance with partner Kelly Monaco.
But after the show, his fellow Ukrainian “DWTS” pro Karina Smirnoff shocked reporters by joking about Val’s manhood.
Karina, who dances with speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, mischievously said about Val’s eye-popping dance costume, “I haven’t seen a Speedo in the States in a long time. Of course, Val brought it back! He made it look good, he did! That was a very nice Speedo. I just want to know if it was all real or if there were add-ons!”
Karina’s partner Apolo then playfully imitated Val, saying in a Ukrainian accent, “Do you like banana hammock?!”
Check Out Val and Kelly’s Wildly Revealing Surfer Flamenco:
Later, when told that Karina (who was once engaged to his brother Maks Chmerkovskiy) had questioned the size of his jewels, Val declared, “Karina has seen everything already and she knows I don’t need any enhancements.”
Whoa! Meanwhile, Kelly said it was her idea to put hunky Val in the skimpy swimsuit for the end of their flamenco dance, which involved them splashing around like surfers on a ballroom platform full of water. “He didn’t fight me on it,” she smiled.
Although the Speedo would have caused enough talk on its own, Kelly and Val also steamed up “All-Stars” on Monday night when the soap star kissed him during both of their two individual performances.
The couple whose chemistry has sizzled all season long has teased viewers by hinting at an off-screen relationship. But Kelly’s boyfriend has visited “DWTS,” and after the show on Monday, she once again told reporters all the sexiness was just for the dances.
“It was planned,” Kelly said about kissing Val hard during their first dance, the rumba. “It was part of the choreography. We could have done anything but we kissed like that.”
When asked how long they rehearsed, Val laughed, “endless hours!”
Still, Kelly and Val’s co-star, football great Emmitt Smith, pooh-poohed the romance rumors, telling xfinityTV, “She’s an actress. She’s playing a role, maybe! Let it go.”