Everyone thought that Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani would be eliminated from Dancing With the Stars, but it turned out that Mario and partner Karina Smirnoff were sent home. He took it gracefully, though.
“I’ve had a great time, a great partner and great competition,” Mario said: “Len, thank you for all the comments you made. Ultimately, you helped me become a better ballroom dancer. The comment about me being an inspiration to young people, I want to say that the real great ones are the young men and women fighting for our country…I had a ball. Thank you guys.”