This season's eye candy courtesy of repeat Bachelor Nick Viall—with post-baby Peta Murgatroyd! (photo by Craig Sjodin for ABC)
And then there are the randos, including but not limited to this guy:
'Sup, Mr. T. Good luck to you, Kym Herjavec! (photo by Craig Sjodin for ABC)
And the surprises:
Here's to Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei! Can't wait to see her slay that choreo with Val Chmerkovskiy. (photo by Craig Sjodin for ABC)
And then there's this:
Now officially confirmed: Heather Morris with Maks Chmerkovskiy! (photo by Craig Sjodin for ABC)
Please don't get me wrong. I've love love LOVED Heather ever since she first made ditzy look dazzling as Brittany S. Pierce on "Glee."
But, um, she's a professional dancer (and a past DS cover girl to boot). She's basically guaranteed to win this thing. Is it just me, or is that kind of unfair to fellow competitors? I guess you could also argue that gymnasts like Simone and girl-group members like Normani also have a leg up in terms of learning choreo and generally not looking awkward as heck.
What do y'all think? Does it really matter who takes the mirror-ball trophy, as long as everyone has fun? Check out the full list of "DWTS" newbies here, and then let us know in the comments!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer