Petra Nemcova Booted from “DWTS” At Halfway Point

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011  |  Updated 3:54 AM PDT
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Petra Nemcova, right, and her partner Dmitry Chaplin are out on "Dancing."

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Petra Nemcova couldn’t outlast “America Night” on “Dancing with the Stars.”

The Czech-born supermodel was the fourth celebrity voted off ABC’s dance hit Tuesday, the halfway point of the competition.

Nemcova, who suffered a broken pelvis while in Thailand during the 2004 tsunami, said that she never expected to “push my body so far.”

Having formed an education charity that focuses on places hit by natural disasters, Nemcova called her “Dancing” experience a “life changing journey” and said she’s started to do “dance-a-thons” at the schools she visits.

Her quickstep to Elvis' “Viva Las Vegas” on Monday's "American Night" had landed her in a three-way tie at the bottom of the leaderboard with reality star Kendra Wilkinson and “Karate Kid” Ralph Macchio.

But Nemcova and pro-wrestler Chris Jericho were the final two to learn their fate on Tuesday, despite Jericho having achieved his personal best a night earlier.

Head judge Len Goodman said there was “no justice” that either could get the boot.

Other celebrities set to return next week are: footballer and increasingly likely frontrunner Hines Ward, Emmy-winner Kirstie Alley, Disney star Chelsea Kane and musician Romeo.

Stars who've already been sent home this season are: radio personality "Psycho" Mike Catherwood, talk show host Wendy Williams and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard.

In a reality competition twist, “American Idol” cast-off Pia Toscano will perform on the show next Tuesday with “Dancing” pro Mark Ballas, her rumored beau, EW.com reported.
 

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