In addition to Dancing With the Stars, which unveils its all-new cast tonight, Maksim Chmerkovskiy starred as The Bachelor in his native Ukraine.
Boy is he regretting that decision now.
Give him terrible tendinitis, put him in front of Len Goodman on his most crotchety day, even partner him with Kate Gosselin. Just get him on the floor.
"[It was] the hardest thing that I've ever done," Maksim says of being The Bachelor. "If I knew then what I know now, I would never have signed up."
The ballroom dancer is not one to shy away from the attention of beautiful women, but Chmerkovskiy admits he may not have done his homework.
"I had never seen it," he says of The Bachelor. "I still knew what it was about. In theory you think you can do it, but you cannot realize how difficult it is."
Looking for love while being followed by cameras is one thing, but what Maks was not prepared for is that at seemingly every turn, he broke hearts.