Maksim Chmerkovskiy has said it's "very unfair" that she's on the show.
Holly Madison has labeled her the "biggest competition."
Still, in the face of such obstacles, Melissa Rycroft is doing more than just persevering on Dancing with the Stars; she's dominating! The former Bachelor contestant earned 27 points for her Foxtrot last night.
"Everyone's main goal is to have fun, have a good time, make friends - and if there is a competition, it's a friendly competition," Rycroft told Us Weekly yesterday, regarding comments such as the pair cited above. "There's nobody slashing other people's costumes backstage!"
That's a relief.
As for her post-Dancing plans, Rycroft says she'll return to Texas.
"I'm going back to Dallas. I don't know what I'll do, but I'm going home, for sure!"
Click on the pics above for an array of images of Melissa Rycroft on Dancing with the Stars.