Found November 27, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
PLAYERS: Hope Solo
You may wonder why U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo was so whiny and complainy after being cut during the semi-final round of “Dancing with the Stars.” Her Q Rating suffered greatly as she came off as a sore loser. She told Anderson Cooper some of the reasons why. “I was told I had too much muscle and I was too intense and wasn’t very dainty,” Solo told Cooper. “Well, hello–you cast a female professional athlete. Help me get better as a dancer.” From the New York Daily News: The 5’9 soccer star, who helped her team land a second place finish at the 2010 Women’s World Cup, had more than one controversial moment throughout the season and was often the subject of harsh criticism from DWTS judges. During the competition, Solo, 30, wasn’t shy expressing her frustration with her scores — at one point telling judges they could “kiss my booty” after receiving a slew of 7s. There is certainly a silver lining in this- now I can go back to not caring about this stupid reality s

Hope Solo: DWTS said I had 'too much muscle'

Unlike many other professional athletes before her, Hope Solo did not enjoy her time on Dancing With the Stars. She may try to sugarcoat it so that she doesn’t sound too bitter, but anyone can see by Hope’s recollections and reflections that it was not exactly a high point in her life. As she explained [...]

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Former University of Washington soccer star Hope Solo said she had “too much muscle” to win “Dancing with the Stars” and was frustrated by the constant criticism of her physique. During an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show “Anderson,” Solo said she thought the judges had it out for her and that it was a feat just to make it to the semifinals. “I was...

Solo 'had too much muscle'

Hope Solo wasn't pleased with how producers portrayed her on 'Dancing with the Stars.'
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