Dancing With the Stars Revealed Their Cast, and It's a Figure Skating Showdown
It looks like Olympian Mirai Nagasu made good on her promise to break into TV.
The figure skater will join nine other athletes on Dancing With the Stars, and she predicted it way back in February in Pyeongchang during the Winter Olympics. The full list of competitors for season 26 was announced Friday morning on Good Morning America, and every single one of them is an athlete.
“I smiled in the middle of my program, which is really rare for me. So I enjoyed myself, and I thought of this as my audition for Dancing With the Stars," Nagasu said after her last Olympic performance. “I would like to be on Dancing With the Stars because I want to be a star."
Nagasu is the only women to land a triple axel at the 2018 Games, but it sounds like she had her sights set on ABC from the get go. But just because she won't be lacing up skates for this competition doesn't mean she's free of the ice skating world completely.
She will be competing against Olympian and fan favorite Adam Rippon, as well as controversial skater Tonya Harding. Ahead of the season premiere on April 30 on ABC, check out the full list of athletes-turned-ballroom competitors below.
Adam Rippon, Olympian figure skater, paired with Jenna Johnson
Arike Ogunbowale, college basketball player, with Gleb Savchenko
Chris Mazdzer, Olympian Luger, with Witney Carson
Jamie Anderson, Olympia snowboarder, with Artem Chigvintsev
Jennie Finch Daigle, former softball pitcher, with Keo Motsepe
Johnny Damon, former MLB outfielder, with Emma Slater
Josh Norman, NFL cornerback, with Sharna Burgess
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former NBA superstar, with Lindsay Arnold
Mirai Nagasu, Olympian figure skater, with Alan Bersten
Tonya Harding, former competitive skater, with Sasha Farber