Is Laurie Hernandez Joining the New Season of Dancing with the Stars?
This champion isn't done going for the gold
Is Laurie Hernandez going for the Mirror Ball?
The two-time Olympic medalist took home the gold with the Final Five in the team all-around and a silver for her impressive performance on beam in Rio, but now the 16-year-old is reportedly set to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, according to Entertainment Tonight.
And while the celebrity contestants will not be announced until Tuesday on Good Morning America, Dancing with the Stars has probably been on Hernandez’s mind since professional dancer Mark Ballas gave her a Twitter shout-out for her Olympic performance.
“I absolutely adore @lzhernandez02 just gorgeous #starpower #needadanceteacher? #RioOlympics.”
(ABC does not comment on possible DWTS contestants before they are announced.)
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Ballas has not confirmed whether he will be back for the upcoming season.
PEOPLE previously confirmed that Lochte and pros Derek and Julianne Hough would be returning for the new season. There have also been rumors that Amber Rose and former pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy would join up.