2016 Dancing With the Stars Celebrity Cast Announced
The celebrity cast for the 22nd season of Dancing With the Stars was announced this morning on Good Morning America.
Check out the 12 celebrities vying for the DWTS title in 2016.
Actress, Full House and Fuller House
Jodie Sweetin rose to fame as a child star on Full House playing Stephanie Tanner. She returned to that role on the recent Netflix series Fuller House. Sweetin became addicted to a variety of drugs after her Full House days and has since become clean. She documented her struggles in an autobiography titled UnSweetined.
Miley Cyrus attempted to steal Sweetin’s thunder earlier today, when she posted a picture that appears to be from Sweetin’s more “troubled” times. Sweetin told E! News that she has too much good stuff going on in her life to pay attention to negative things when asked about the photo and Instagram post.
Former NFL Quaterback
Doug Flutie won the Heisman Trophy while at Boston College and started his professional football career in 1985 for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. He would go on to play in the NFL for parts of 12 seasons during two different stretches. In between, Flutie played in the Canadian Football League, where he won 3 Grey Cup Championships, being named MVP each time. He also was named the Most Outstanding Player in the CFL six times.
Geraldo Rivera hosted the television talk show Geraldo from 1987-1998. He often appears on Fox News, reporting and giving his opinion on a variety of subjects. Geraldo has experience in the reality contest show world, appearing on The Celebrity Apprentice last year.
Actress, The O.C.
Mischa Barton is best known as Marissa Cooper from The O.C. Her character was famously killed off by a jealous suitor in the season three finale. She has continued her acting career in the time since, but has also developed a line of clothing and fashion accessories.
Marissa Cooper’s death
Actress, former wife of Donale Trump
Marla Maples has appeared in a variety of film and television roles throughout her career. She has also hosted beauty pageants and her own radio show. Maples was most famously married to Donald Trump from 1993-1999. The pair have a daughter together, Tiffany Trump.
NFL Linebacker, Denver Broncos
Von Miller starred at Texas A&M before becoming the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He went on to be named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011 and has since been named to the Pro Bowl four times and the All-Pro First Team twice. Miller go his first Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl 50 as a member of the Denver Broncos. He was also named the game’s MVP.
NFL Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown has been picked by at least one outlet as an early favorite to win season 22 of Dancing With the Stars, joining Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver as NFL DWTS winners. Brown was picked 195th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft. Brown has been named to the Pro Bowl four times in his career and has set multiple statistical marks as a receiver and returner.
Singer, Boyz II Men
Wanya Morris saw fame throughout the 1990s as a member of R&B group Boys II Men. The group continues to tour and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Model, America’s Next Top Model Winner
America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco will be the first deaf male to dance on DWTS. In addition to his work modeling through Wilhelmina Worldwide, he’s also an advocate for the deaf community.
Paige VanZant is 6-2 in her career as a professional MMA fighter. She currently fights in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division and most recently lost to Rose Namajunas back in December. She’ll be the first active UFC fighter to appear on DWTS.
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Actress, Facts of Life, The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Kim Fields originally saw fame as Tootie Ramsey on The Facts of Life. She then jumped into another steady role as Regina Hunter on Living Single. She was most recently seen on season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Meterologist, Good Morning America
Ginger Zee is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC News. Viewers of Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight will be familiar with her weather reports. Zee is just a few months removed from having her first baby on December 19,2015.
Bindi Irwin and her professional partner, Derek Hough, were crowned winners of Dancing With the Stars in season 21. Bindi, the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, shared some advice with the season 22 hopefuls.
“Surround yourself with people who will support you, your friends, your family. I prefer to have a few snakes around me but, honestly, just believe in yourself and you’ll be able to accomplish anything.”
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