Lisa Vanderpump, Andy Dick, and Wynonna Judd
Meet the New Cast of Dancing With the Stars
By Christopher Rudolph
Originally published on Advocate.com February 26 2013 3:07 PM ET
This morning on Good Morning America, the cast for the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars was announced. The picks are the usual mix of athletes, Disney stars, Real Housewives... and Andy Dick.
Country music fans can look forward to two generations of country duking it out between Wynonna Judd and Kellie Pickler, while sports fans can root for recent Super Bowl winner Jacoby Jones, from the Baltimore Ravens, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Dorothy Hamill.
With notable choices like Lisa Vanderpump of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame, and Hollywood bad boy, Andy Dick rounding out the cast, this season looks to be the stiffest (and strangest) in years.
Here's the full lineup:
ZENDAYA COLEMAN—Multi-talented actress and singer Zendaya Coleman stars as Raquel “Rocky” Blue, one half of the comedic duo in the hit Disney Channel series Shake It Up!, and is currently recording her debut album on Hollywood Records.
ANDY DICK — Andy Dick is an American comedian, actor, writer, director, musician and producer.
DOROTHY HAMILL—Dorothy Hamill captured the Gold medal at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria at the age of 19.
D.L. HUGHLEY—D.L Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas.
JACOBY JONES—Jacoby Jones is a professional football player for the Baltimore Ravens, the 2013 Super Bowl Champions.
WYNONNA JUDD—Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times-bestselling author Wynonna Judd has always revolved her career around telling stories.
VICTOR ORTIZ—Victor Ortiz is a living, breathing example of the American dream. From a broken home in a small town in Kansas to the bright lights of the boxing ring, Ortiz has used every obstacle he has encountered along his journey to fuel his strength and attain his dreams.
KELLIE PICKLER—Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19 she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, and in 2006 signed to 19 Recordings/BNA Records to release her debut, Small Town Girl, which went on to sell over 800,000 copies.
INGO RADEMACHER—Soap opera star Ingo Rademacher is best known to audiences as the charismatic Jasper “Jax” Jacks on ABC’s General Hospital.
ALEXANDRA RAISMAN—Just 18 years old, Alexandra Raisman captained the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team to its first team Gold medal since the 1996 Olympic Games.
LISA VANDERPUMP—Hailing from London, restaurateur, designer, author, philanthropist, producer and television personality Lisa Vanderpump moved to the United States eight years ago. Vanderpump is best known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which she joined in 2010.
Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, March 18 on ABC.