10/19/2011 10:01 am ET | Updated Dec 19, 2011

Paulina Porizkova: Chaz Bono Has 'Dancing With The Stars' Sympathy Vote

Rumored to be returning to reality TV in Donald Trump’s "Celebrity Apprentice," Paulina Porizkova remembers how painful it was to be voted off "Dancing with the Stars" first and has a shocking theory about why a beautiful girl will never win the Mirror Ball trophy.

“I was the first one to get fired. But I also got fired from something else, didn’t I?” Paulina jokes, referring to her exit from her "America's Next Top Model" judging gig. "Let’s put this down as a fact, we were number four on the scores with the judges. I was clearly just the least popular person there."

It’s true that neither Kate Gosselin nor Bristol Palin were any better dancers than Paulina, but they all lasted in the competition much longer thanks to the audience voting them back week after week.

“Yeah, she was not a dancer, but she was popular,” Paulina says referring to Bristol. “Yes! I want to be popular. I was unpopular in school, did the whole round circle and now I am unpopular again. ... Haven’t you noticed that the ones that always go first are models, unless they are fat. I just think that people figure that if you look good and you already have it made, why should you do that? But it gets sympathy. If you are attractive, you don’t get sympathy and you need sympathy to be truly likeable.”

So what does she think about Chaz Bono?

“He’s got a good sympathy vote, that’s for sure!” says Paulina. “In order to be the best, you have to be mediocre. You have to have a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and meet in the middle.”

But Paulina's theory doesn't quite hold up when it comes to Brooke Burke's season 7 win and Nicole Scherzinger's season 10 win. Hopefully Paulina has better luck on "Celebrity Apprentice," where the only person making the decision is a man who certainly appreciates a beautiful woman.

For my entire interview with Paulina, check out HDNet's "Naughty But Nice With Rob" Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm.


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