updated 10/05/2011 AT 10:35 AM ET
•originally published 10/05/2011 AT 10:55 AM ET
It was one quick step she wasn’t expecting – right off the stage and out the door.
“I was a little [surprised], to be honest,” she said. “I’m a little sad. It’s sad, you know? I’m having so much fun, and I thought I was going to be around for at least a couple more weeks.”
Asked why she thought she and Mark Ballas were voted off, the former Hills star was at a loss.
“I don’t know,” she said. “Maybe it’s like what Tom [Bergeron] said. Everybody thought we’d be safe, so they voted for other people? Maybe the audience didn’t like our dances after all. I’m not sure.”