Vanessa Lachey: Did She Fake Wardrobe Malfunction on Dancing With the Stars?

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Vanessa Lachey has proven she's a force to be reckoned with on Dancing with the Stars. 

While she and her dance partner, Maks Chmerkovskiy, have apparently had their fair shares of ups and downs, it appears that they have buried the hatchet in favor of winning the coveted trophy. 

Vanessa Lachey Cries

For Vanessa, winning would mean she would stay relevant for another few months, and she definitely has the skill to make it further into the competition. 

During the most recent episode, Vanessa suffered a wardrobe malfunction that resulted in her dress ripping during her routine.

It was perfectly timed because the cameras were very much on her. 

Some fans have questioned whether she orchestrated the whole thing herself to keep her name in the media.

While it's common for people on reality TV to want to milk the exposure to the bitter end, we have no idea whether Vanessa would go that low. 

Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

According to Star Magazine, Vanessa knew what she was doing, and did it to advance further into the competition. 

Vanessa’s dance last night was flawless, but her skirt ripping off was totally staged!” the tipster dished to the publication. 

“She is so thirsty to win now that she is willing to do anything to stay on air," the source continued.

"She isn’t stupid. Before Vanessa was a celebrity in her own right, she was an entertainment news reporter, so she definitely knows how to make headlines.”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey on DWTS

While it's a fair assumption to make about Vanessa's previous line of work, it is difficult to imagine her essentially stripping off on live television to get people talking about her. 

If she did go that far, it would show the world what her character is really like. 

There were rumors earlier this month that her place in the competition was in jeopardy when Val grew tired of her diva behavior. 

Maks Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey

“Vanessa is the boss and likes submissive men that do what she tells them to do,” a source revealed to Star at the time.

“She wants to choreograph her own dances, select her own music and even design her own costumes."

What do you think about all of this? Could the star really be trying to craft a controversial path to glory?

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente