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PureDWTS Season 22 Cast Rumors & Watchout: Paige VanZant?

Sorry kids, the news is coming hard and fast this morning, so I’ve stepped in to help Vogue & Heidi a bit – and bear with me, because I’m hearing this 3rd-hand šŸ˜›

Apparently UFC Strawweight fighter Paige VanZant just started following @DancingABC on Twitter:

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She also follows Mark (and Mark follows back), but it looks like they’ve been following each other for awhile.Ā  Source said that Paige’s agent apparently dropped some hints about her doing the show on Twitter, but I’ve been unable to locate any tweets from anyone in any sort of “official” capacity (if any of you want to go digging, be my guest – just take screen shots šŸ™‚ ).Ā  Apparently she’s got some dance background – according to Wikipedia, her parents owned a dance studio when she was growing up, and she spent 13 years studying jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. She’s also posted some videos on Instagram of her busting a move:

PVZ IN THE BUILDING ?

A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on

Thoughts? She’s super cute, seems like a fun personality, looks like she’s got some skills (and may be able to give Jodie a run for her money), and seems like she’s got a good work ethic. I’m all for it – seems like she’d be a good fit for either Mark or Artem. Only question I’ve got: when does the UFC “season” run? The only precedent we have for UFC fighters on DWTS is Chuck Liddell & Randy Couture, and I think both were already retired when they did the show. Not sure if she’d be able to do both DWTS and UFC, but admittedly, I don’t really follow UFC…so I know very little about how their schedule works šŸ™‚

What do you guys think?

ETA: Thanks to several of you who found the interesting tweet from Paige’s manager.Ā  See below:

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Also, thank you to Justin for pointing out this interview Paige did about a month ago…fast forward to the 16:00 minute mark to where she says something about “big things happening outside of the cage”:

Definitely a few interesting hints that give credence to the idea that she might be doing DWTS this season…

February 19, 2016 I Written By

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Dancing With The Stars Season 19: More Celebrity Rumors And Troupe Info

Sorry for being late with this report. Charlie’s team of Angels have been really busy today working and travelling. Anyway, below is TMZ with more celeb leaks…

Famously eccentric designer Betsey Johnson is bringing her brand of crazy to “Dancing with Stars” … along with the much younger YouTube fashionista Bethany Mota.

As we told you … ABC had been looking to sign a big social media star … and found her in 18-year-old Mota … who’s amassed more than 7 million fans with her YouTube tutorials on fashion, hair and makeup.

Sources close to the show tell us … producers have also tapped “Back to the Future” actress Lea Thompson, Jonathan Bennett from “Mean Girls,” Janel Parrish from “Pretty Little Liars,” and Sadie Robertson — granddaughter of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson.

Fascinating, let us know what you think? I love Lea Thompson especially!

Also, Gossip Cop is reporting Tommy Chong is going to dance. Good job Heidi who found this rumor on the 19th. Too fun!!

Just remember nothing is 100% until the official cast announcement on September 4th.

Last, but, not least, Kristyn Burtt reports Henry Byalikov, Jenna Johnson, Lindsey Arnold and Sasha Farber as this season’s troupe members. (what about Gleb? šŸ™ )

August 28, 2014 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

TMZ Reports On DWTS Producer Wish List, Possible Celebs Dancing?

Ok, now TMZ is reporting on a producer wish list which includes some of our recent rumors. Hmmmm. Read the link for more and be sure to see a picture at the link as well….

We got a hold of the ‘DWTS’ producers wish list — the celebs they’re gunning to get for Season 19 — and it includes ‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman, ex-UFC fighter Randy Couture, “American Ninja Warrior” contestant Kacy Catanzaro, and Antonio Saboto Jr.

Our ‘DWTS’ sources tell us they’re also trying to land a female YouTube star … who were told tens of millions of followers. It’s a smart ploy for a veteran show with aging viewers to pull in fresh, younger viewers.

August 27, 2014 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.