Pamela Anderson Holds Back Tears During DWTS Criticism

Posted Tuesday September 25, 2012 12:25 AM GMT

For the All-Stars season of "Dancing with the Stars," the judges claimed getting their approval would be harder, but it looks like the tough criticism was a bit too much for Pamela Anderson to handle.

In the debut performance of her second time around, the "Baywatch" babe and professional partner Tristan MacManus performed the Cha Cha, with the dancefloor display not getting the rave reviews they'd hoped for.

Leading off the unwelcomed criticism, Bruno Tonioli said, “It pains me to say it ... but there wasn’t enough work there for me to really praise you.” Len Goodman continued the wrath, adding, “It was a bit like a kid on a bike, when you take the training wheels off. It was shaky — but you didn’t fall off.”

Anderson did get a little bit of encouragement from Carrie Ann Inaba, who told her she “liv[ed] the drama” of the dance before proceeding to pile on the criticism, calling it "a bit uncomfortable.”

While the final scores were being prepared, Pam tried her best to hold back tears while telling the audience that she wouldn't be the first person to cry on the show.

Check out Pamela's performance in the player below, and let us know if you think her score of 17 out of 30 was a fair result.

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