Recently, ABC served up a new press release, revealing who they were able to get on their celebrity roster for their upcoming “Dancing With The Stars” season 23, and looks like it’ll be pretty interesting as I actually know who a couple of these people actually are this time, and they’re pretty huge.
With no further ado, lets go ahead and run them off. We got Amber Rose who is listed as a talk show host, model and actress. However, nobody knew who the heck she was until she dated mega rapstar, Kanye West, a few years back. Her pro dance partner is Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Calvin Johnson Jr. is a NFL pro football legend. He broke Jerry Rice’s single season record for receiving yards, which had previously been 1,848. His pro dance partner is: Lindsay Arnold.
Jake T. Austin is a multitalented actor that has appeared on Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place as Max Russo, Freeform’s The Fosters as Jesus Foster, and more. His pro dance partner is: Jenna Johnson.
James Hinchcliffe is a very popular pro race car driver. His pro dance partner is: Sharna Burgess
Jana Kramer is an award-winning country singer. Her song, “Why Ya Wanna,” hit number. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2012. Her pro dance partner is: Gleb Savchenko
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is an 11-time Grammy Award winning singer and producer with more than 150 top 10 R&B and pop hits, 42 R&B No. 1 hits and 51 top 10 pop hits, including 16 No. 1s. His pro dance partner is: Allison Holker.
Laurie Hernandez is a senior elite gymnast who recently won gold and silver metals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Her pro dance partner is: Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Marilu Henner is a very established actress and best-selling book author. She’s been seen in over 30 movies, six Broadway shows, and two hit classic sitcoms, Taxi and Evening Shade. Her pro dance partner is: Derek Hough.
Maureen McCormick is another actress that is widely known for her portrayal of eldest daughter, Marcia Brady, on the seminal ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. Her pro dance partner is: Artem Chigvintsev.
Rick Perry is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a former farmer and the former governor of Texas. His pro dance partner is: Emma Slater.
Ryan Lochte is a four-time Olympian and a 12-time Olympic medalist. His pro dance partner is: Cheryl Burke.
Terra Jolé is the star and executive producer of Lifetime’s hit TV shows, Little Women: LA and Terra’s Little Family. Her pro dance partner is: Sasha Farber.
And to cap it all off, we got Robert Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice who charted at number 1 on the the Billboard charts way back in 1990 with his big hit, “Ice, Ice Baby.” He also sold over 20 million albums. His pro dance partner is: Witney Carson.
Season 23 is set to start up on Monday night, September 12th, 2016 at 7pm central time on ABC. Stay tuned.