What Are the New Dancing with the Stars Contestants' Secret Weapons?
MISCHA BARTON: CHEEKBONES
Nothing adds that little extra to a dance than dramatically defined cheekbones, which Barton has no shortage of, as evidenced by her never-not-brooding performance as Marissa Cooper in The O.C.
JODIE SWEETIN: COMEDIC TIMING
The Fuller House star is a goofball through and through, which is why we're certain she'll add pizazz – and humor – to her performances.
DOUG FLUTIE: ATHLETICISM
As a former NFL quarterback, Flutie thing knows a thing or two about stamina. Whether he's tapped to dance the tango or mambo, he's guaranteed to make it through the performance without passing out – and that's incredibly impressive to us.
GINGER ZEE: GIRL CAN WORK AN OUTFIT
Good Morning America's chief meteorologist is smart and accomplished ... as well as the human embodiment of the flame emoji.
VON MILLER: HE CAN DO THE CHICKEN DANCE
Did you know the Denver Broncos MVP minored in poultry science at Texas AampM and currently operates his own farm, raising chickens? The skills that are needed to successfully run his poultry practice – dexterity, focus, balance, determination – also apply to dancing.
KIM FIELDS: SHE GOT ADVICE FROM NENE LEAKS
"NeNe Leaks, especially had done the show, and was just like, 'Just have a great time. You'll love Sasha.'" (Advice from a former contestant gives the Real Housewives of Atlanta star a huge leg-up in the competition.)
NYLE DIMARCO: SEX APPEAL / SMIZING SKILLS
The America's Next Top Model winner will hypnotize the judges with his sizzling smile, courtesy of tutelage from Tyra Banks.
WANYA MORRIS: EXPERIENCE WITH CHOREOGRAPHY
A Boyz II Men alum, Morris is a natural performer with plenty of experience learning choreography in a short amount of time. (We would also like to note that he dated Brandy in the mid-90s, which feels like some sort of good luck charm.)
GERALDO RIVERA: LEGAL SAVY
Rivera – talk show host, reporter, author and Fox News pundit – is also a seasoned lawyer. The dedication and effort he exerted in law school, whether making it through a late-night study sessions and or days-long final exams, will surely come in handy here.
MARLA MAPLES: BROADWAY BACKGROUND
Don't sleep on Marla, y'all. Having appeared in several films and Broadway productions, including the Tony-winning The Will Rogers Follies, Maples is no stranger to dazzling crowds. (Aside: She was Donald Trump's second wife, and if she got through that marriage, she can get through anything.)