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When Melissa Rycroft was dumped by Jason Mesnick on national TV, she was forced to bare her soul in front of millions.

Now, though, Hugh Hefner is giving the scorned Bachelor suitor the chance to bare her body for millions!

Or half a million, at least.

According to Star Magazine, Playboy has offered the Dancing with the Stars contestant $500,000 to pose naked in an upcoming issue.

"Hef really wants Melissa to do a pictorial because she's the ultimate girl next door," a source said. "He thinks she has it all: beauty, brains and spunk. And it doesn't hurt that she has a terrific figure."

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Melissa Rycroft nude in Playboy? That only involves two fewer layers than she's seen wearing in these photos.

Rycroft's DWTS contract prevents her from posing nude while associated with the show.

But it doesn't prevent her from talking about it with a certain, often-naked fellow competitor. Might Holly Madison convince Melissa to take it all off? Or, better yet:

Should she?!?

 

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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.

Foxtrotters

"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!"

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Does Melissa Rycroft have an unfair advantage this season on Dancing with the Stars?

Not according to fellow competitor Holly Madison.

The Playboy Bunny - who is teamed with new professional Dmitry Chaplin - doesn't care that the former Bachelor suitor is an automatic fan favorite. But Madison does see Rycroft as her main competition.

"I think the biggest competition is Melissa from The Bachelor," Holly told Us Weekly over the weekend. "She is an amazing dancer and everybody loves her, including me... She is super sweet and an amazing dancer."

Lamest. Trash. Talk. Ever.

Holly and Dmitry

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While Madison was the number-one girlfriend of Hugh Hefner for years, she said that achieving the same status on Dancing with the Stars isn't necessarily a goal.

"I just want to make it to third or second [place]," she said. "I want to do as many dances as I can and wear as many awesome costumes as I can. I'm having so much fun with it. I want to stick with it as long as possible."

You tell us: Who will advance farther on Dancing with the Stars?

 

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Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani delivered a smokin' hot salsa on Monday evening's Dancing With the Stars. But after the show, The Bachelor beauty found herself, once again, on the hot seat over her dancing background.

"I'm not the only person that has ever come in here with dance experience," Melissa told Access Hollywood when asked if she has a leg up on her foes.

Dancing pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy sparked the debate prior to Week 2 of the hit ABC show, telling TV Guide it was unfair that Rycroft was allowed to compete with her background in ballet and as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

When given the opportunity to backtrack on that, Maksim stood strong in his stance: "Let me be that voice of everybody who thinks [it] but won't say it."

"I mean, I can't be expected to compete next to someone that's had a lot of dance training," Maksim's partner, Denise Richards, added.

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Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani heat up Dancing with the Stars.

After Monday night's show, where Melissa Rycroft turned in her second impressive performance in as many weeks, it seemed more members of the cast were ready to throw fuel on this smoldering Dancing with the Stars fire.

"I'm not going to say anything about it being unfair, but compared to everybody else, there is a huge difference in ability," Julianne Hough said.

Not everyone's a critic, though.

Melissa's dance partner this season, Tony Dovolani, took exception to the comments made by his good friend and competitor, Maksim.

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We recapped Monday's and Tuesday's episodes in detail, but People magazine has a report on what we didn't see on the most recent Dancing with the Stars.

Some anecdotes from behind the scenes:

Handsome Derek Hough

Her Personal Cheerleader

Melissa Rycroft's boyfriend, Ty Strickland, was spotted again in the audience Tuesday night. "His goal is to be here for all the shows," Rycroft said about her boyfriend, who commutes back and forth from Dallas to Los Angeles.

Although he didn't have to sweat it out Tuesday since Rycroft was far from the bottom of the scoreboard, he did cheer when it was announced the Dallas beauty would be officially be dancing again next week.

After the show, Rycroft beelined for her beau while dance partner Tony Dovolani greeted Strickland with a man hug. Good to see the two new men in her life get along.

Another Blast from the Past

After the cameras stopped rolling Tuesday night, The Bachelor host Chris Harrison walked onto the dance floor and greeted a surprised Rycroft with a huge hug.

"The last time I saw him, I was storming off stage." Rycroft said. "This is a much better atmosphere to be reunited with him."

Ty Strickland was there to cheer on girlfriend Melissa Rycroft, as usual, while an injured Jewel was seen on Dancing with the Stars supporting her significant other as well.

Fighting Through the Pain

At the top of the show when Mark Ballas performed with the other pro dancers to the sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - who performed live in the studio - Ballas was reportedly wincing in pain and rubbing his lower back.

But in a season that has already seen a slew of injuries, Ballas isn't the latest on the injured list. He assured us, "I just scratched it. I'm alright."

The Jewel in the Crown

Or something. There were plenty of ovations throughout the night, but Jewel received the longest one after she performed "Over the Rainbow" from her upcoming CD.

Her former dance partner Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower, whose partner is Jewel's husband Ty Murray, wowed the audience with a performance as she sang.

Keeping Them Entertained

Speaking of Chelsie Hightower, she was keeping everyone's spirits high with her youthful energy before the final two couples were announced in the dance-off.

During a commercial, the 19-year-old rehearsed a super-quick quick step with Ty Murray, then turned around and started high-fiving and low-fiving Steve Wozniak.

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The Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft wowed judges again on Monday's episode of Dancing With the Stars, as she and partner Tony Dovolani earned the night's second highest score of 26 (out of 30) for their sexy rendition of the salsa.

Cheering her on in the audience? Her boyfriend Ty - and her parents!

"A big support system today. They all sat together!" Rycroft said. "It felt really, really good. I could see that they were proud by the smiles on their faces."

Added Melissa Rycroft (who studied ballet): "They've never seen me dance like this! My dad was like, 'What are you wearing?!' I was like, 'Don't look at me!'"

Check out the video of Melissa's performance below, and watch for the shot of her applauding boyfriend and parents after she knocks it out of the park:

Here's how the scores shape up after last night and heading into tonight's elimination, with Melissa solidly in second behind Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke ...

  • Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke (Cha-Cha-Cha): 51.
  • Melissa Rycroft and Toni Dovolani (Salsa): 26 (9, 8, 9). Combined: 49.
  • Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas (Salsa): 24 (8, 8, 8) Combined: 47.
  • Lil Kim & Derek Hough (Quickstep): 23 (8, 7, 8). Combined: 44.
  • Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough (Samba): 20 (6, 7, 7). Combined: 40.
  • Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Quickstep): 21 (7, 7, 7). Combined: 39.
  • Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin (Quickstep): 18 (6, 6, 6). Combined: 36.
  • David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson (Salsa): 17 (6, 5, 6). Combined: 36.
  • Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska (Quickstep): 20 (7, 6, 7). Combined: 36.
  • Belinda Carlisle and Jonathan Roberts (Salsa): 18 (6, 6, 6). Combined: 35.
  • Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower (Quickstep): 20 (7, 6, 7). Combined: 34.
  • Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer (Salsa): 14 (5, 4, 5). Combined: 31.
  • Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff (Quickstep): 17 (6, 5, 6). Combined: 30.
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Days after Molly Malaney was spotted with her former fiance, Melissa Rycroft has a message for Jason Mesnick:

Two can play this dating game!

The scorned Bachelor contestant, and current Dancing with the Stars participant, showed up at a dance studio in West Hollywood earlier today with her insurance agent boyfriend, Tye.

Rycroft has referred to Ty as her "support system," adding that the pair has been very good friends for awhile and the timing is finally right to see what else is there.

We still don't know the full name of Melissa Rycroft's boyfriend, but we do know this: he's one lucky fella!

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When the dust settled after a highly-rated and "shocking" season of The Bachelor, it was Molly Malaney who bested the competition and won Jason Mesnick's heart.

But how does that compare to what her two runners-up received?

Fan favorite Jillian Harris landed her own show as the next star of The Bachelorette. After being spurned on the "After the Final Rose" special Melissa Rycroft scored a spot on Dancing with the Stars and is already a bona fide hit.

Molly Malaney won a relatively handsome, upper middle-class guy with a decent job and a four-year-old son. We wish Jason and Molly all the best, and think they got a bad rap and make a great couple, but we're just sayin' ...

Who really won this season of The Bachelor?

 

  • Molly at the Rose Ceremony
  • Jillian Harris on The Bachelor
  • Awaiting the Final Rose?
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Jason Mesnick who?!?

Less than three weeks after she was supposedly blindsided by the country's least favorite single dad on national TV, Melissa Rycroft has found a new man.

And, in the ultimate revenge against her one-time fiance, Melissa's boyfriend shares the same first name as Jason's son. She's been dating an insurance agent named Ty.

"We've been really good friends, but the timing was never right," Rycroft tells Us Weekly in its latest issue. "With all this going on, he's my support system. It's funny how things happen."

Melissa's Revenge

Melissa Rycroft is dating a man named Ty. Does anyone know his full name? Write in and let us know if you do!

The revelation that Melissa has truly moved on caps a winning week for the spurned beauty.

On Monday, she drew raves from Dancing with the Stars judges, as well as a standing ovation from the crowd, following her and Tony Dovolani's performance of the waltz.

"She feels like Cinderella right now," said Dancing with the Stars producer Conrad Green. "Someone's just called her up and invited her to the ball!"

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Perhaps now Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney can live happily ever after.

Following the couple's week-long apology tour - Mesnick and his chosen Bachelor suitor have appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show and pretty much any set with a camera - the woman publicly spurned by America's least favorite single dad has moved on.

"I accept the apology. Forgive, forget," Melissa Rycroft told Extra yesterday. "I'm moving on. And I'm away from that situation, in a new relationship and a new life, really."

That new life, of course, includes a spot on season eight of Dancing with the Stars.

Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani earned an impressive 23 points for their waltz Monday night. She's received an outpouring of support over the last week, from celebrity gossip followers to former Playmate Bridget Marquardt.

The question is: Now that Melissa has forgiven Mesnick, can you do the same? Write in. Let us know!

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