After what host Tom Bergeron said was an effort that began with the show’s first season, Pamela Anderson took to the “Dancing with the Stars” hardwood in the show’s 10th season.
No one quite knew what to expect, and former winner/Olympic speedskating gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno said Pam was “a little top-heavy” to be a serious contender.
After falling into the bottom two in the first round of voting, Pam did herself and her country proud by blending some classiness with her inevitable sexiness and landing squarely in the middle of the final results in sixth place. For her weeks of entertainment, witty one-liners (when asked by Brooke Burke if America was going to see a different side of her on the show, Pam quipped, “I think America has already seen every side of me.”), Pam lands in the eighth spot on our countdown of the Top 10 Canadians of the 2009-10 TV season.
10. Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”)
9. Graham Yost (“Justified” and “The Pacific”)
Week after week, Pam’s confidence grew and eventually the competition just caught up to her as she exited behind Chad Ochocinco, Niecy Nash, Erin Andrews, Evan Lysacek and winner Nicole Scherzinger. She proved she belonged, as you can see from this clip below.