Certain "Dancing with the Stars" couples rise to the top of the heap when it comes to steaming things up in the ballroom. Season 12's recently dismissed hot-button pair of rapper Romeo and Chelsie Hightower provided many a hoseworthy "DWTS" moment, from a touching week six Waltz that ended with a kiss to an intense Tango. Here's a look at other top pant-worthy couples of seasons past.
Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke. "Dancing with the Stars" season 8's second place finishers were blushworthy and hot, hot, hot all season long. From a smooth and gut-bustingly intense "Kryptonite" Quickstep to a breathtaking Argentine Tango, the dynamic duo threatened to burst into flames week in and week out thanks to the brilliant marriage of intense natural chemistry and fancy footwork.
Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska. The season 6 runners-up caught Carrie Ann Inaba's eye early on thanks to their smoldering chemistry and combined good looks; the judge noted "you look fantastic together" following their high-scoring, focused week 2 Mambo. A few weeks later, Bruno Tonioli likened their Viennese Waltz --typically a classy, elegant dance-- to a "majestic swan entertwined in a mating ritual". Crack, sizzle, pop.
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin. The singer and her oft bare-chested partner brought some serious spice to season 9 with a succession of perfect --and near-perfect-- dances. Whether it was a passionate and powerful Paso Doble or a sexy Samba, Mya and Dmitry took hot to a whole new level. They got Tonioli's engine going early on, as the colorful judge said that their week 2 Jive called to mind visions of "Josephine Baker and Clark Kent... doing it like I've never seen done before." Rrrow.
Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood. The former "Baywatch" babe and her newbie pro partner provided many a whoa there moment during season 10, beginning with a hip-shaking, hair-tossing debut performance that left Tonioli panting for "sex, sex and more sex."
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke. It may have been by augmented the NFL star's relentless lusty pursuit of his attractive partner, but Burke and Ochocinco delivered the va-va-va-voom factor in spades during "DWTS" season 10. Their week 6 "revenge of Ochocinco" Argentine Tango was particularly get-a-roomworthy.
Mel B and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The Spice Girl and the hottie Ukrainian could make this list basely solely on the merit of one single steaming hot number: Their dominatrix-style Paso Doble. The memorable season 5 routine, which last Fall was named one of "Dancing with the Stars" top 10 dances of all time, gave all-new meaning to the term Girl Power, and all-new power to black leather.
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- Dmitry Chaplin
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