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PureDWTS Season 27 Cast Rumors & Watchout: Gymnast Mary Lou Retton & Model Alexis Ren to Dance?

According to ET, both the former gymnast and the Instagram model are dancing this season:

A source tells ET that Olympian Mary Lou Retton is joining the cast. “She turned 50 this year, but is in great shape and will definitely impress people with her flexibility and choreography,” the source says of the former gymnast, who won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals at the 1984 summer games in Los Angeles.

While elite athletes are nothing new for DWTS (after all, last season was comprised of all athletes), ET’s source reveals that the show is trying something “new” this year, with model Alexis Ren.

“She’s a young model who rose to fame on Instagram and has been in Maxim and Sports Illustrated. They haven’t really gone the influencer route yet, so this is new to them,” the source explains. “But besides being young and attractive, she also has a very compelling story. Her mother died when she was just 17 years old and she’s struggled with an eating disorder in the past.”

If I had to guess, I’d say Mary Lou will probably go to Sasha, just due to height (she’s 4’9″).  As for Alexis – she seems like the kind of partner that Gleb would have gotten in the past, but I’m wondering if they give her to Alan and pray for a showmance vibe.

 

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Headed out with this one #love #girlsnight

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I bet you’ve never seen a photo like this before hahaha

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ET also said Sarah Michelle Gellar’s out…wuh wuh WUHH. Can’t say I’m too jazzed about this cast so far…

September 5, 2018 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 27 – Val’s Partner is Nancy McKeon from “The Facts of Life” – VIDEO

So the first season 27 couple revealed is…Nancy McKeon & Val:

My initial thoughts: she seems like she’s been out of the spotlight for awhile, and seems like she’s only known for being Jo on The Facts of Life. Probably a bit more D-list, but seems like she’s got a good energy about her – can Val deal with another partner that isn’t an outward ringer, and also doesn’t really have an inspiring backstory? This…could be interesting.

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog