Ron Artest, who now legally goes by the name of “Metta World Peace,” is the first celebrity to be voted off from the 13th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
The basketball star and his professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated from the dance competition Tuesday after the judges gave the pair a low score of 14 out of a possible 30 the night before during the show’s premiere.
Looking like a modern day Dennis Rodman, for his debut performance, World Peace bared his chest in a gold vest and shaved the Hebrew words for his last name into the side of his head.
Len Goodman, the show’s head judge, said the over-the-top athlete’s cha-cha was “all sizzle and no sausage,” calling his footwork in the ballroom “atrocious.”
The 11 celebrities who remaining in the competition are: reality stars Robert Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari, TV personalities Nancy Grace, Carson Kressley and Ricki Lake, singer Chynna Phillips, author/activist Chaz Bono, Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, actors David Arquette and J.R. Martinez, and World Cup soccer player Hope Solo.
Catch the next episode of “Dancing with the Stars” next Monday night (Sep 26) on ABC!