Certain Laurie Hernandez can carry out a imply beam routine, however can she foxtrot with the most effective of them?
The Olympic gold medalist is swapping out her leotard for dancing sneakers to affix this coming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” Us Magazine reported Sunday.
The 16-year-old gymnast, who took residence each gold and silver medals at this summer season’s occasions, will reportedly face off towards fellow stars Maureen McCormick of “The Brady Bunch,” Amber Rose, R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and even fellow Olympian Ryan Lochte.
The ABC present’s full and last lineup is expected to be announced on Tuesday.
“The considered it sounds actually cool,” Hernandez beforehand advised Us of doubtless becoming a member of DWTS. “We now have the tour arising, so we’ll see what goes on with that, however I really like ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I watched it on a regular basis after I was little.”
Us Weekly beforehand reported that Hernandez’s teammate Simone Biles had been considered for a spot as well.
Although social media has reacted largely with pleasure over information of Hernandez presumably competing on this system, rumors of Lochte becoming a member of ― as he faces a charge of filing a fake police report in Rio de Janeiro ― has led to some outcry on DWTS’s Facebook page.
Although some say the swimmer deserves an opportunity to redeem himself, many others are urging the present to pick another person.
Lochte’s signing “was apparently within the works” earlier than this month’s scandal, Deadline.com reported.
Maybe solely time will inform whether or not Lochte can dance his manner again into followers’ good graces. Season 23 of DWTS premieres Sept. 12.