'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25: Meet the Cast (PHOTOS)
The guys and gals of Dancing With the Stars Season 25 might be the glitziest yet!!
You know her from: real estate mogul and shark on ABC’s Shark Tank
Paired With: Keo Motsepe
X-factor: Corcoran could be a fan favorite and DWTS is a popularity contest. Plus, she came from humble beginnings and made her own success due to her tireless hard work and determination — assets which will suit her well in the ballroom.
You know him from: former NFL wide-receiver; 2nd all-time receiving yards, 3rd all-time touchdown receptions.
Paired With: Cheryl Burke
X-factor: T.O.’s touchdown dances are legendary and led to many of the excessive celebration rules in the NFL; he’s also known as being controversial and may spat with his partner.
You know her from: violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer; appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2010
Paired With: Mark Ballas
X-factor: Lindsey’s art includes her dancing while she’s playing her violin, so if her partner takes full advantage of her gifts, they could present something that the world has never seen.
You know her from: Gibson was a 1980’s pop star with hits including “Only in My Dreams,” “Shake Your Love” and “Electric Youth.”
Paired With: Alan Bersten
X-Factor: Not only was Gibson a teen pop star, but she transitioned to adult stardom by appearing on Broadway. Gibson is also no stranger to the pressures of reality TV, having appeared on Fox’s short-lived Skating with Celebrities, Season 5 of The Celebrity Apprentice, and served as a judge on American Juniors.
You know him from: former NBA star
Paired With: Sharna Burgess
X-factor: Fisher has a knack for finding success under pressure: While playing for the LA Lakers, he sank a near-impossible buzzer-beater against the San Antonio Spurs with 0.4 seconds left in game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals.
You know her from: WWE wrestler; E! series, Total Divas and Total Bellas with twin sister Brie; engaged to WWE star, John Cena
Paired With: Artem Chigvinstev
X-factor: Nikki is strong and limber, but she’s currently not competing in the WWE due to an injury, so her mobility may be off.
You know him from: played title role on FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle from 2000-2006
Paired with: Witney Carson
X-factor: After child stardom, Frankie competed in open-wheel car racing, so he can handle stress, speed and serious curves. And after suffering and recovering from health scares described as “mini-strokes” in 2012 and 2013, we know that he is a fighter.
You know him from: one half of HGTV’s Scott brothers of Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother, and Buying and Selling
Paired With: Emma Slater
X-factor: Drew is getting married in November, so he’ll be motivated to pick up some extra-special wedding moves.
You know him from: Teen Beach Movie franchise, Grease: Live and Broadway’s Hamilton
Paired with: Lindsay Arnold
X-factor: Jordan can do it all and like the Hamilton soundtrack says, he’s “Young, scrappy and hungry.”
You know her from: Freeform’s young adult drama Pretty Little Liars
Paired With: Gleb Savchenko
X-factor: Sasha’s parents were a professional acrobatic dance team, so this South African-born beauty might have hidden skills that will serve her well in the ballroom.
You know her from: 4-time medalist at 2012 Paralympics in London; ESPN on-air talent
Paired With: Val Chmerkovskiy
X-factor: Victoria’s entire life is a symbol of her refusal to give up. We’ll leave it to DWTS to share her journey from coma to champion, but know that she regained the ability to walk just last year — after being in a wheelchair for almost a decade.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - VICTORIA ARLEN AND VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
You know her from: actress and TV personality
Paired with: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
X-factor: Vanessa is a former Miss Teen USA, so she knows now to smile through the pain of high heels. Her husband Nick is also competing in Season 25, so she’ll be extra competitive.
You know him from: former member of 90s boyband, 98 Degrees
Paired With: Peta Murgatroyd
X-factor: Nick’s brother Drew won season 2 of DWTS; Nick’s wife Vanessa is also in this season’s competition.
The partners are set, the announcement has been made, and the mirror ball trophy is shined and ready to go. Take a first look at the Season 25 contestants of Dancing with the Stars, including former NFL star Terrell Owens, married couple Drew and Vanessa Lachey competing with married pros Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, and members of two sets of twins—Property Brothers' Drew Scott and Nikki Bella of the WWE's Bella Twins!
Dancing With the Stars, Mondays beginning Sept. 18, 8/7c, ABC