Cast Photos and Bio’s – Dancing With the Stars Fall 2015 – Season 21
Dancing With the Stars announced the cast of the show and now we have the cast photos for all of the celebrity contestants and their professional dance partners.
Dancing With the Stars returns for season 21 with a 2-night Premiere Live on Monday, September 14 8:00-10:01 p.m. and Tuesday September 15 9:00-11:01 p.m., ET
The celebrities and their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season are as follows:
Alek is an Army National Guard Specialist from Sacramento, CA. Alek and his two childhood friends made headlines around the world on August 2015 when they overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris. Skarlatos was recently awarded France’s highest honor by President François Hollande. Alek is partnered with Lindsay Arnold.
Alexa is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the movie franchise, “Spy Kids.” She also starred on the ABC hit drama “Nashville” as Kiley Brenner. Alexa is married to actor/singer Carlos PenaVega, who will also compete in Season 21 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Alexa is partnered with Mark Ballas.
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Andy Grammer is a pop star best known for his success with his huge hit “Honey, I’mGood.” Over the course of the last year, Andy’s double platinum-selling song hit #1 on adult pop radio for the first time and top 10 across 3 radio formats, garnering over 70 million views on YouTube and 60 million streams on Spotify, broadcasting on national TV everywhere. Andy is partnered with Allison Holker.
Bindi is the 17 year-old Australian who is best known for her parents, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin. She has also starred in a series of wildlife shows, including “Bindi: The Jungle Girl,” “Bindi’s Bootcamp,” and “Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors.” In 2014, Bindi was awarded the prestigious Australian Geographic Society’s Young Conservationist of the Year, an honor that she dedicated to her late father, Steve Irwin. Bindi is partnered with Derek Hough.
Carlos PenaVega is best known as one of the celebrities from the Nickelodeon musical comedy “Big Time Rush.” He played Carlos Garcia. Carlos recently released his first solo single in Spanish, “Electrico,” which charted in the Top 10 on the Latin iTunes songs charts. Carlos is married to actress Alex PenaVega, who will also compete in Season 21 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Carlos is partnered with Witney Carson.
Chaka is a music icon who is a ten-time Grammy® Award winner who has the rare ability to sing in eight music genres, Chaka has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs. She is currently at work on a series of mixed media visual works with a planned gallery exhibition in 2016, as well as a new CD, set for release later in 2015. Chaka is partnered with Keo Motsepe.
Gary is an actor who has appeared in “Celebrity Wife Swap,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” and “All Star Celebrity Apprentice.” Gary is also the first American to win “Celebrity Big Brother U.K.” in 2014. Gary is partnered with Anna Trebunskaya.
Hayes Grier is a social media star who became famous thanks to his Vine account. With more than 3.5 million followers on Vine and more than 2 million Twitter follows, Gries shot to fame with his personal videos and is currently on a live tour across the United States. Hayes is partnered with Emma Slater.
Kim Zolciak Biermann
Kim Zolciak is best known for Known for the Bravo show, Real Housewives of Atlanta. A women who has lots of blonde wigs is also the mother of Brielle, Ariana, KJ, Kash Kade, Kaia and Kane. After meeting NFL Falcons player Kroy Biermann in 2010 at a charity event, Kim and Kroy began a whirlwind romance, got married and have twins together. Kim’s spin off “Don’t be Tardy for the Wedding,” debuted on Bravo and was a huge success. The series revolved around Kim’s extravagant wedding. Kim is partnered with Tony Dovolani.
Best known for being a member of the iconic boy band, Backstreet Boys, Carter began with the band at the age of 12. The band has sold over 130 million records worldwide and has earned five Grammy® nominations, countless awards, and an honorary star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. Carter was also named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” Nick is partnered with Sharna Burgess.
Paula Deen is best known as a celebrity chef with a knack for traditional Southern cooking. Paula has become one of the best-known personalities in the world of cooking, with a television show and multiple cooking books. She also was surrounded by a lot of negative press due to racist comments that surfaced in 2014. Paula is partnered with Louis van Amstel.
Tamar Braxton is a Grammy® nominated singer, reality TV personality, and talk show host. Tamar was also a founding member of R;B group The Braxtons with Toni and their siblings Traci, Towanda and Trina. She is married to music executive Vince Herbert and the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in June 2013. Tamar is partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy.
Victor Espinoza earned the the famous Triple Crown earlier this year, winning the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes aboard speedy American Pharoah.It was the first time in 37 years the feat had been accomplished. The first Hispanic jockey to ever win the Triple Crown, Victor has won over 3000 races in his career and donates 10% of his weekly winnings to The City of Hope for childhood cancer research.