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PureDWTS Season 22 Cast Rumors: Trisha Paytas…Possible Hint, or Just a Wannabe?

It’s still pretty damn early for the season 22 rumor mill to be churning out anything really significant, but this post from YouTube personality Trisha Paytas on Instagram yesterday gave me pause:

getting my workout in with @seanvanderwilt #DWTS #2016

A video posted by trishapaytas (@trishapaytas) on

My gut tells me she’s probably either just joking or is subtly trying to express interest in being on the show, but given that DWTS kinda branched out last season by tapping a Vine star like Hayes – is it really too far-fetched to assume that they might try to cast a YouTube personality within the next few seasons? Or that they might have reached out to a few already? Trisha’s been around for awhile, and has a large following – plus she’s put out some music on iTunes (and some accompanying music videos, which is most likely what she was rehearsing for here), has published several books, and has appeared on shows like America’s Got Talent, Dr. Phil, and My Strange Addiction…so she’s got a lot of irons in the fire.

That being said – the one potential caveat I can see with her in particular is that she’s refreshingly (at least in my opinion) open about her sex life, and the fact that she used to work in the sex industry.  Might not really jive well with the more conservative-leaning audience of DWTS.  Thoughts?

January 15, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Would You Support A YouTube Sensation To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

At John’s request in the new Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Casting Suggestion post, here is YouTube sensation, iJustine. You might remember that she and her fans massively campaigned for her to dance on Dancing With The Stars in Season 12 as you can see from the video below. I remember a lot of fans campaigning for her at twitter last season as well.

She can bust some moves too. Below is a recent video of her dancing around Pittsburgh during Thanksgiving.

The question remains….if iJustine is still interested in dancing on the show (as one commenter hopes), can a YouTube sensation like iJustine (with over 1,299,000+ fans following her) be considered a true “star”? Would you support or not support iJustine’s chances to dance?

I think I’d support her (and to dance with Derek too, lol). I hate to say it (and I didn’t always feel this way)…but, reality stars and YouTube sensations are the sign of our times and the current pop culture.

John’s Comments: I’m sure I’m a bit biased when it comes to iJustine, but she’s a bit more than a YouTube sensation. She’s pretty popular around tech circles particularly for her lifecasting and use of new media. Sure, it definitely stretches the definition of Star, but her 1.3+ million twitter followers says something. Plus, she’s not a YouTube sensation like other one hit wonders. Her weakest videos have a few hundred thousand views.

I actually don’t think that DWTS will pick up someone like iJustine for the show, because many people won’t understand that she’s a star and that could hurt the image of the show. However, she’s likely more widely known than a number of other “stars” that have been on the show.

Personally, I’m all for more Hot Blondes on DWTS, so I support her being on the show. Plus, I love the fact that she made a video of her dancing to basically capitalize on all her fans that want her on DWTS. I wonder what creative videos/social media methods she’d use to get people voting if she were on DWTS. Would be really fun to watch.

November 28, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.