The cast of 15 celebrities for this fall’s season of “Dancing with the Stars” was revealed on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning, meaning gymnast Suni Lee now knows who she will contend against for the show’s mirror ball trophy.
Lee — who earlier this summer won gold in the individual all-around, silver with the team and bronze on uneven bars at the Tokyo Olympics — was one of the first two contestants revealed for the show’s 30th season in late August, along with trained dancer and YouTube personality Jojo Siwa.
“It’s very different from gymnastics, but it’s obviously not going to be as difficult as doing gymnastics,” Lee said on GMA on Aug. 27. “I’m really excited because I just get to have fun and let loose.”
They will be joined on the dance floor by country music singer Jimmie Allen, Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm (“Sporty Spice”), “Bling Empire”‘s Christine Chiu, “90210” actor Brian Austin Green, Melora Hardin of “The Office,” social media personality Olivia Jade Giannulli, “The Bachelor”‘s Matt James, “The Talk” cohost Amanda Kloots, actor Martin Kove from “The Karate Kid” franchise, WWE wrestler Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, “Real Housewives of Atlanta”‘s Kenya Moore, Peloton fitness instructor Cody Rigsby and former Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Iman Shumpert.
After coming out as pansexual earlier this year, Siwa will be part of the first same-sex couple in the show’s 16-year history.
The pairings have not yet been announced for this season, but Lee will dance with any of the following professionals: Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko.
Lee, an 18-year-old Hmong American, became the first Asian American to win the Olympic all-around title, and the fifth U.S. woman in a row, on July 29.
She started college at Auburn University last month and will balance online courses while on the reality television show, then begin her NCAA gymnastics career in the spring.
Lee is the seventh U.S. gymnast to appear on the show behind Shawn Johnson, Aly Raisman, Nastia Liukin, Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles and Mary Lou Retton. Johnson and Hernandez won their seasons.
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