The Dirt: Lacey Schwimmer

Lacey Schwimmer first shimmied into homes across America on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 3. She made it to the Top 4 with

routines like “Dancing,” with Kameron Bink, and “Hip Hip Chin Chin,” a sexy samba with Danny Tidwell.

After “SYTYCD,” it didn’t take long for this former competitive ballroom dancer to find work: Lacey was hired as a pro on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 7. Most recently, Lacey and her partner Kyle Massey were the Season 12 runners-up. Plus, she’s got her own punk-meets-sassy clothing line with Sugar and Bruno. Read on for The Dirt from this super-busy ballroom babe!

If you weren’t a dancer, what would you be? A hair and makeup artist

Most embarrassing dance moment: I was on tour in Germany when I was 7 and during my bow, I slipped on my bum in front of 7,000 peeps!

Must-see TV show: "The Office," love the humor

Favorite food: My mom's hoemade chocolate chip cookes. Oh Em Gee!

Favorite city: Honolulu, Hawaii. Aloha!

Who would play you in a movie? Megan Fox, I hope wish!

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to 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 by clicking on their names here:

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And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

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