The new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 6 was revealed last night and among the cast are some notable sports figures including Kristi Yamaguchi, Monica Seles and Jason Taylor. See the photos below.
Kristi Yamaguchi, Monica Seles and Jason Taylor are sports figures featured on Dancing With The Stars Season 6
Kristi Yamaguchi is probably the most recognized figure skaters in the world today. She won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1992 during the Albertville Winter Olympics as well as being a World Champion and U.S. National Champion twice, and a four time World Professional Champion. She was regular performer on Stars on Ice and has appeared in numerous televised skating shows. Kristi is married to NHL star Bret Hedican and they have two children, Keara was born on October 1, 2003 and Emma was born on November 17, 2005.
Monica Seles is a former No. 1 seed tennis player was born in Yugoslavia and became a U.S. citizen in 1994. She has won a total of nine Grand Slam singles titles and became the youngest French Open winner in 1990 at the age of 16. She took a hiatus from tennis in 1993 after a fan stabbed her in the back with a knife. She returned to tennis in 1995 with some moderate success, and in 1996 she won her fourth Australian Open. Unfortunately, this would be her last Grand Slam title. Monica has appeared in exhibition matches off and on and was unable to really get back into tennis professionally. She does do humanitarian work and is the Goodwill Ambassador and Spokesperson for IIMSAM.
Jason Taylor is the defensive end for the Miami Dolphins and recently won the NFL Man of the Year Award. He is a six time All Pro and has been a Dolphins player for over 10 years now. He founded the Jason Taylor Foundation in 2004 and is heavily involved in humanitarian work for the South Florida area. He and his wife, Katina, have three children – Isaiah, Mason, and Zoe.
Click below for the full list of Dancing With The Stars Season 6 cast.
Here are the celebrities and who they are paired up with:
Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas
Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts
Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska
Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel
Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke
Mario and Karina Smirnoff
Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez
Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson
Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough
Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani
Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya