Well, maybe you're right and I've just gone off Mark. But back when I was a huge fan, he had longer hair and I've just chalked it up to that being the change that bugs me. But I might feel no different with the curls back. The propping irks, with both him and Derek, maybe that's it.
And studying Wikipedia, because I'm just that OCD, it looks like Tristan may not have appeared during Season 12 on the weeks of May 3 and May 10, but I don't have them on my dvr anymore so I can't make sure. The troupe didn't dance on the first week but they were in the audience and introduced by Tom so I think that counts.
I agree Mark and Tristan are fun together - I loved that radio interview they did in Minnesota. I also wonder who sets up the off-season appearances - did ABC send Tristan, Peta, Mark and Karina to Minnesota, or did one or more of those dancers arrange it? Did Lacey or Tristan arrange their workshops and involvement with the show in Florida - or was that DWTS? I'm assuming the dancers or their managers do that - and if so, maybe friendships or preferences are involved in which dancers do these events together?
Now that I think of it, Tristan said he had some meetings in NYC to set up some events in January, back when he stayed in the US a few weeks after his season with Nancy was over. That makes me think DWTS wasn't involved. And Julianne said that the first outside interest in her when she was on DWTS was getting invitations to make appearances, like these things Tristan and others are doing. In her case, it eventually led to film offers.
Anyway, I hope it's true what I read on another messageboard that Tristan and Karina will be in Cleveland on June 16 doing a show - they fit together very well, in looks and style, imo. I like her with Tristan much more than when she dances with Louis, and Maks - uh, I think the latter is not gonna happen again, and anyway, he's a bit too big for her and maybe a bit too self-centered as a dancer - she's so exquisite and Tristan doesn't over-dance as much as Maks does - at least that's how I see it. Derek is too boyish looking for her, and she's 5'5" so Mark is too short. Yep, I think only Tristan is just right :)
Edited by Elsa, May 7, 2012 @ 1:44 AM.