In our past two blogs, we’ve discussed some past competitors and fun facts about Dancing with the Stars. For twenty-five seasons, this show has captured the hearts of people all across America. Competitors include actors, singers, veterans and more. Who are some of the ballroom dance competitors this season?
Best known for his performance in Malcolm in the Middle, actor Frankie Muniz also competed as a racecar driver in the past. In 2009, Muniz endured serious injuries from a race car accident, including a broken hand, ribs, back and ankle. Since 2012, Muniz has experienced several mini-strokes, although neurologists don’t know the exact reason why. Despite his health issues, Muniz competes this season with Witney Carson.
This former NFL wide receiver played for the San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks. Following his 15-year football career, Owens has written children’s books and modeled. Perhaps his dance skills are as on-point as his football talents.
This pro wrestler trades in her wrestling moves for fancy footwork to compete in DWTS. Can she dance as well as she can body slam someone? Only time will tell.
This singer, songwriter and actress gained fame in the eighties when she released her hit album, Out of the Blue, when she was only 17 years old. A seasoned Broadway performer, Gibson acted in Grease, Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast. With such an impressive background, Gibson should have no trouble competing in the show.
You may remember Lachey as one of the members of the nineties boy band, 98 Degrees. In the early 2000s, he married singer and actress Jessica Simpson and they starred in a reality TV show together before breaking up. Can instructor Peta Murgatroyd help him win the competition? Your guess is as good as ours.
Dinnertime might feel tense at the Lachey household as both husband and wife are competing against each other in this season’s production of DWTS. Paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, this former Miss Teen USA and TV personality should have a great time trying to outperform her spouse.
Only 23 years old, this actor and singer gained fame performing in the Broadway play, Hamilton. Not only does he have a background in performance, he also grew up competing as a gymnast. Can partner Lindsay Arnold help him win the show?
Developing two rare health conditions known as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and transverse myelitis when she was only eleven years old, Arlen lost her ability to eat, walk, speak and move. For four years, Arlen lived in a vegetative state and doctors believed she would most likely not make a recovery.
However, Arlen regained her speaking, moving and eating capabilities and managed to win four medals at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. A few years later, she joined ESPN as one of the youngest sportscasters in the company. In 2016, Arlen finally relearned how to walk.
Only months after relearning how to walk, Arlen joined the cast of DWTS. Sure to become a fan favorite, we wouldn’t be surprised if she won the show. Even if she doesn’t experience a victory, Arlen will most likely win the hearts of fans all over the country.
Known for her savvy business skills on the TV show, Shark Tank, this 68-year-old business woman and investor will put her dance skills to the test. Can she cut a rug as well as she can make a million bucks? Tune in to find out.
Born to acrobatic dancers, this South African native could have fancy footwork embedded in her DNA. Best known for her role in Pretty Little Liars, this singer and actress pairs up with Gleb Savchenko to compete for the title this year.
One half of the famous “Property Brothers,” this house flipper will learn how to dazzle the dance floor. Who knows what lies ahead for him?
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