"It's been a life-changing journey," the supermodel said, "and I've made amazing friends"

By Patrick Gomez
April 19, 2011 10:10 PM
Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

After a night of patriotic performances, three couples – Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel, Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff and Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplan – were tied at the bottom of the leader board with just 22 points a piece when the confetti settled on Dancing with the Stars Monday.

In the end, Petra Nemcova was eliminated.

The supermodel was joined in jeopardy Tuesday night by Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke and Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

“It’s been a life-changing journey,” she said after the decision was announced, “and I’ve made amazing friends. So many people got inspired because of … Dancing with the Stars.”

On Tuesday’s show, host Tom Bergeron also announced that DWTS pro Mark Ballas would be performing on a future episode with recently-ousted American Idol contestant (and rumored girlfriend) Pia Toscano.