Vanilla Ice and Amber Rose to Star in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 23
ABC announced the competitors for the 23rd season of Dancing With the Stars on Good Morning America this morning (Aug. 30) with a few hip-hop and R&B personalities among them. Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will join a cast that included Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez, recently retired wide receiver Calvin Johnson, as well as Maureen McCormick, Terra Jole, Marilu Henner, Gov. Rick Perry, Jake T. Austin, James Hinchcliffe and Jana Kramer.
The new season premieres at 8 p.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 12. Watch the cast reveal up above.
Hip-hop and R&B artists have starred in the reality competition before, with Mya finishing highest, taking home second place in season 9. Master P competed in season 2, Mario was featured in season 6, Toni Braxton joined for season 7 and Lil Kim starred in season 8. Continuing the trend, Macy Gray signed on for season 9, with Brandy included for season 11, Master P's son Romeo tapped for season 12 and Christina Milian joining in season 17. Of these names, only Mya has finished in the top 3.
Typically football players are able to translate their clever footwork to the dance floor, so Calvin Johnson might be an early favorite, though Amber Rose is sure to wow in the dance numbers and Hernandez is carrying plenty of momentum from both the Rio games and the VMAs, where she and the rest of her Olympic gymnastic team, presented Beyonce with the Best Female Video moonman.
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