“Dancing With the Stars” has announced its celebrity line up for this season’s competition. Thirteen couples will be competing for their chance to win. Ten professional dancers are long time favorites, however this season, they have added three new dancers.
According to Us Weekly, the female celebrity dancers along with their professional dancers are 17-year-old Sadie Robertson from “Duck Dynasty,” and dance partner Mark Ballas. Sadie is the daughter of the CEO Duck Commander, Willie Robertson. Sadie designs dresses, selling them under the label Live Original.
Bethany Mota is paired with Derik Hough. Bethany has a successful YouTube channel on fashion and she was voted as Teen Choice Web Star.
Betsey Johnson is dancing with Tony Dovolani. Betsey is a fashion designer, known for her feminine and whimsical designs. She is full of energy, doing a cartwheel after one of her fashion shows.
Lolo Jones is dancing with Keo Motsepe. Although Lolo specializes in doing the 60 and 100-meter hurdles, she is also an athlete in bobsledding and track and field. She’s a gold medal winner of the 2007, 2008, and 2009, at the indoor national titles for the 60-meter hurdles.
Janel Parrish has dance partner, Val Chmerkovskity. Janel is a singer-songwriter. She played Mona Vanderwaal on “Pretty Little Liars” and she was in the movie," Bratz: The Movie."
Lea Thompson has dance partner, Artem Chigvintsev. People remember Lea for her role as Caroline in "Caroline in the City" and "Back to the Future Trilogy."
Jonathan Bennett is dancing with Allison Holker. Jonathan has been in a number of movies, including "Mean Girls" and "Divorce Invitation." His TV roles are just as impressive, staring in "Veronica Mars" and "All My Children."
Tommy Chong is teamed up with Peta Murgatroyd. Tommy does it all in the entertainment world. He’s a comedian, musician, director, writer, actor, and activist. Many remember his music albums Cheech & Chong
Randy Couture is dancing with Karina Smirnoff. Randy is an actor and a retired martial artist with an impressive record. He is a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, a two-time winner of the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, an Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and he was the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Winner.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Whitney Carson are dancing together. Alfonso is remembered for his role in “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He hosted “Catch 21” and “Spell-Mageddon.” He also does Broadway musicals and commercials. Alfonso was in the Pepsi commercial with Michael Jackson.
Sabato Jr. Antonio is dancing with Cheryl Burke. Sabato is a model and has been featured for Calvin Klein. He had a role on “General Hospital.” He was also named as a spokesperson for the online dating service, AnastasiaDate.
Travis Smiley and Sharna Burgess will be dancing together this season. Travis wears many hats. He is an author, entrepreneur, liberal political commentator, advocate, talk show host, and philanthropist. Travis is the host of “Travis Smiley” which airs on PBS, “The Travis Smiley Show” from PRI and “Travis Talks” on BlogTalkRadio’s Travis Smiley Network.
Michael Waltrip is dancing with Emma Slater. Michael is a professional racecar driver. He is the co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. He won the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003. His competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with his Toyota Camry car No. 66. His GT2 Ferrari competes in the AF Corse in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Michael is a racing commentator and published author.
Are you looking forward to this seasons "Dancing With the Stars?" Who do you want to win?