Maksim Chmerkovskiy is more than just a pretty face and a dancing talent: he's refreshingly honest.
When asked by Extra if the right person (Jennie Garth) was voted out of Dancing with the Stars last week, Chmerkovskiy replied:
"I think Jennie was better than Marie Osmond," he said."Frankly, I think there are a lot of other people better than Marie."
As for who should be crowned this year's champion, Maks isn't shy about tooting his own partner's horn: Melanie Brown, "should win," he said, noting "she's hands down the best dancer left... [the] most capable, most natural."
Alas, as often happens with reality contests, true talent can get trumped.
"History shows [Dancing's celeb champ is] either a cute man or somebody with a huge fan base and I think Marie has both Helio and Mel's fan base combined times five."
We'll find out this week!