Viewers were shocked on Monday when Christina Milian and partner Mark Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars," and the singer admits that she was disappointed with the way things turned out. "I was hoping to be there longer, at least to get to the finals," she says, "especially because we had such a high score. We had the first 10s of the season."
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What will she miss most about the experience? "I'm going to miss the paid workouts," she says, citing the four-to-five-hour practice sessions that the couples undergo daily. "I lost nine pounds!"
And while it may seem that some contestants have a distinct advantage with previous dance experience, Christina says those who are more experienced still go through the same highs and lows. "It's still a crazy journey," she says. "It's still a challenge for them, and they're still just as scared as anyone else."
"Out of any season I've ever seen," she says, "this season is the biggest competition."