The sixth season of Dancing with the Stars
is nearing completion, and we are down to just three couples. We've got the technically flawless but somewhat soulless former Olympic gold medal winner, Kristi Yamaguchi
, and her partner, the doe-eyed Mark Ballas
. We've got the football star who cuts a striking figure, Jason Taylor
, and his partner, the stunning and talented Edyta Sliwinska
. Finally, we've got the scenery-chewing Latin heartthrob, Cristian de la Fuente
, and his partner, two-time Dancing with the Stars
champion Cheryl Burke
There has been mild chatter in the blogosphere about whether or not Cristian de la Fuente deserves his spot in the final three. Some people, even some BuddyTV members, have been wondering whether Cristian faked the injury in his arm in order to gain sympathy votes from the home viewing audience.
In a promotional video that aired on Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars
results show, Cristian is shown with his arm brace magically switching from his left arm to his right arm. Astute BuddyTV reader, PebblesSimmons2
noticed it and pointed it out immediately. BrianTooley2
chimed in, agreeing that Cristian probably never got hurt at all.
In response, leleana
explained, "If the bandage was on the wrong arm, it's probably because they simply flipped the film. Apparently, they do it all the time on TV shows when they decide it looks better that way. It can be hard to tell, but a bandage is a pretty easy way."
I did not know that flipping the film is common practice in the television industry, but it does make sense. I rewatched the episode on abc.com, and upon review, it's apparent that the bandage jumps from arm to arm. However, Cristian also has a tattoo on one of his shoulders, making it obvious that the culprit is film flipping and not some other more duplicitous sleight-of-hand.
Are you convinced that Cristian de la Fuente's injury is real? Or, do you think he's a big faker? Post a comment with your opinion! Also, don't forget to catch the final Dancing with the Stars
performance show, Monday night on ABC.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Images courtesy of ABC)