Dancing With the Stars Season 13: Cast Announced

The cast of “Dancing With the Stars Season 13” has been announced on 29th August, 2011 by co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke during ABC’s “The Bachelor Pad.” The cast includes 12 new celebrity contestants (6 men and 6 women) who will try to win the Mirror Ball Trophy. For this season, ABC has thrown all kinds of celebrities like reality stars, sports heroes and others which are quite impressive. Meet all of 12 contestants below in this article.

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Dancing With the Stars Season 13 will be premiered on 19th September at 8 p.m. in a two-hour show on ABC. All the 12 celebrities will learn cha cha or the Viennese Waltz by their professional partners. The couple having the lowest judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will leave the show on 20th September. The professional trainer dancers are Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lacey Schwimmer, Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, Mark Ballas, Kym Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus and Peta Murgatroyd. The finale of the show will be telecasted on November, 2011.

Cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 13

Carson Kressley

The 41 years old, Carson Kressley is a reality star and a fashion guru. He is recognized for his role on Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. He also hosted the shows like “How to Look Good Naked” and “Carson Nation.” He acted as a judge in the reality shows like “True Beauty” & “Crowned” (2007). He has appeared in shows like “True Colors Tour” (2008) and Big Brother Australia. He also acted in the movies like “The Perfect Man” (2005), “The Year without a Santa Claus” (2006) and “16 to Life”. He is also a writer and has written books like “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”, “You’re Different and That’s Super” and “Off The Cuff”.

Chaz Bono

The 42 years old, Chaz Bono is a transgender child of Cher and Sonny Bono. He is LGBT activist, musician, speaker and author. He has written 3 books. Bono gone through gender transition (female-to-male) at the age of 39 and changed gender & name legally in May 2010. In 1993, he started his music career along with the band Ceremony. He has made a documentary film about his life which debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. For GLAAD, he has served as Entertainment Media Director.

Chynna Phillips

The 43 years old, Chynna Phillips is a singer and actress. She is popular for being a member of 1980s musical trio, Wilson Phillips. She is the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips who were band members of The Mamas and the Papas group. She has featured in the movies like Caddyshack II, Some Kind of Wonderful, Say Anything, Moving Target, Bye Bye Birdie and Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer. She has voiced the character of Kitty in Danny Phantom with her husband. She has been wedded to William Baldwin.

David Arquette

The 39 years old, David Arquette is an actor, screenwriter, director, fashion designer and producer. He is also an occasional professional wrestler. He is famous for memorable roles in ‘Scream’ series films. He has acted in many movies like Never Die Alone, Wild Bill, Fishes, Airheads, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Grey Zone and The Darwin Awards. He also appeared in many television shows like In Case of Emergency, Blossom, 90210, Beverly Hills and Friends. In 2010, he featured in music video of Rascal Flatts.

Elisabetta Canalis

The 32 years old, Elisabetta Canalis is an Italian actress who is famous for her stunning figure and outstanding expressions. She is George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend. She has featured in film and TV shows like Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo & Virgin Territory as well as Striscia la notizia respectively. She hosted Festivalbar (the annual music festival) and Sanremo Music Festival, Total Request Live (Italian version). She played a returning character in TNT series Leverage season 3.

Hope Solo

The 30 years old, Hope Solo is a Soccer Superstar who is Olympic gold medalist and goalkeeper. She played for the U.S. women’s national soccer team in the 2011 World Cup. She is considered as the world’s best goalkeeper. FIFA awarded her the Adidas Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper of the tournament. In 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she was the starting goalkeeper for U.S. She is the 27th American woman and 2nd goalkeeper who has recorded more than 100 caps or games appeared as a player for the U.S. team.

J.R. Martinez

The 28 years old, J.R. Martinez is an actor and a retired soldier. While serving in the military, he got severe burns over 40% of his body. He has featured in ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children”. He also works as a motivational speaker. At BAMC, he spent 34 months and underwent 32 different types of surgeries. The WillReturn Council of Assurant Employee Benefits honored him as a “Shining Star of Perseverance” in 2008 while IAVA (non-profit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) honored him with Veterans Leadership Award in 2009.

Kristin Cavallari

The 24 years old, Kristin Cavallari is an actress and a successful TV personality. She is recognized for her roles in MTV programs such as ‘Laguna Beach’ and ‘The Hills.’ She acted in many TV shows like CSI: NY, Cane and Adventures in Hollyhood. She has appeared as a guest in UPN series Veronica Mars. She has also acted in movies like Green Flash, Van Wilder: Freshman Year, Wild Cherry and Spring Breakdown.

Nancy Grace

The 51years old, Nancy Grace is an ex-prosecutor and TV host, journalist and legal correspondent. She is famous for her outspoken attitude towards victims’ rights and hosting ‘Swift Justice’ and ‘Nancy Grace’ on HLN. She is the author of the books like Objection, The Eleventh Victim and Death on the D-List. Along with CourtTV show, she started hosting a show on CNN Headline News. For her Court TV show, she got two Gracie Awards by the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television.

Ricki Lake

The 42 years old, Ricki Lake is an actress, author and ex-talk show host. She is recognized for her role in the original Hairspray and for her talk show. She appeared in movies like Hairspray, Mrs. Winterbourne, Cry-Baby, Inside Monkey Zetterland, Cecil B. Demented, Baby Cakes, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Cabin Boy, Cookie, and Serial Mom. She has also made a guest appearance in TV series Drop Dead Diva, ABC Afterschool Special, King of the Hill and The Middle. She has also acted in the TV show China Beach.

Rob Kardashian

The 24 years old, Rob Kardashian is TV personality, model, and talent manager. He is recognized for his appearances on the reality shows like ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and ‘Khloe & Lamar’. He is the manager for BG5, the American female music group.

Ron Artest

The 31years old, Ron Artest is a basketball player and rapper. He is recognized for his time in the NBA. In 2004, he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and in June 2010, he won his first World Championship ring. Currently, he is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. He has played for the Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, and Houston Rockets in his career.