ABC doled out this season’s celeb DWTS dancers during this Monday night’s installment of The Bachelor. These are the names fans get to look forward to seeing in just three weeks, when Season 12 kicks up its heels:
NAME | Kirstie Alley
AGE | 60
DWTS ROLE | “The Funny Gal”
CLAIM TO “FAME” | She’s an Emmy winning actress (Cheers — remember that one?), but in recent years Alley is most recognized for her public battle with weight loss (Jenny Craig spokeswoman) and gain (Kirstie Alley’s Big Life on A&E).
NAME | Chris Jericho
AGE | 40
DWTS ROLE | “The Hunk”
CLAIM TO “FAME” | Jericho is a six-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion — but if you’re not into WWE, you may know him from his contributions to past VH1 shows Best Week Ever and the I Love the… series.
NAME | Kendra Wilkinson
AGE | 25
DWTS ROLE | “Potential Wardrobe Malfunction”
CLAIM TO “FAME” | The E! princess got her start in the Playboy mansion on The Girls Next Door, which landed her a solo project, Kendra. Her current reality venture follows her life as a new mom and wife to NFL pro Hank Baskett.
NAME | Petra Nemcova
AGE | 31
DWTS ROLE | “The Beauty”
CLAIM TO “FAME” | Nemcova is a world renowned supermodel. In 2004, she survived a devastating tsunami in Thailand and has since become an active philanthropist.
NAME | Ralph Macchio
AGE | 49
DWTS ROLE | “The Retro Flashback”
CLAIM TO “FAME” | He’s the Karate Kid, duh. And just to prove his retro cred, he was trending on Twitter not long after being announced as part of the cast. Mr. Miyagi would be proud.
NAME | Chelsea Kane
AGE | 22
DWTS ROLE | “The Disney Darling”
CLAIM TO “FAME” | Thank those Jonas Brothers for this lovely lady. Kane costared with the boys on their Disney series Jonas L.A., and currently provides a voice for the networks new animated series, Fish Hooks.
NAME | Sugar Ray Leonard
AGE | 54
DWTS ROLE | “The Retired Athlete”
CLAIM TO “FAME” | Does he really need an introduction? Leonard is widely considered one of the best boxers of all time, and even appeared as himself in this season’s critically acclaimed film, The Fighter.
NAME | Wendy Williams
AGE | 46
DWTS ROLE | “The Talking Head (Female)”
CLAIM TO “FAME ” | The “Oueen of all Media” got her start as a radio personality, but now hosts her own syndicated series The Wendy Williams Show.
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