Does Scientology translate into ballroom skills? Probably not.
According to Popeater, Kirstie Alley thinks that Scientology will give her an advantage on Dancing with the Stars, and she’s reportedly trying to convert her dance partner, the smoking hot Maksim Chmerkovskiy, to the religion.
It’s hard to know if Scientology will help a contestant on DWTS, since not many Scientologists have competed on the show. The only other one I can think of is Priscilla Presley, who finished in eighth place in season 6 with partner Louis Van Amstel – it’s certainly not a bad showing, but not a win either.
In fact, if I was going to choose a religion for boosting one’s odds on Dancing with the Stars, I’d go with Mormonism. Donny Osmond won the season that he was on and his sister Marie Osmond made it to the finals, placing third. And Mormon pro dancers are big winners too – Julianne Hough has won twice (with Apolo Anton Ohno and Helio Castroneves) and her brother Derek Hough is also a multiple winner (with Brooke Burke and Nicole Scherzinger). If Kirstie’s competitors this season were smart, they’d sign up for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.