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Dancing with the Stars - Season 13
Dancing with the Stars is always an eclectic collection of various stars. This season’s cast was no different with a bit more controversy thrown in. Chaz Bono was the biggest name this season and there was a media storm around Chaz being a part of the cast; feedback was both negative and positive. At the beginning of the show I had no idea who I thought should win because I had no true favorites. I actually got wind of a rumor that Queen Latifah was supposed to be on the show and I was truly excited about that until I realized it was just a rumor. When the season began I did love JR Martinez’s story and pulled for him throughout the competition but no one was my overall favorite.
Carson Kressley was born November 11, 1969 in LeHigh County, Pennsylvania. Kressley is best known as a fashionista and television personality on the show Queer Eye. Carson Kressley was partnered with Anna Trebunskaya.
Chaz Bono was born March 4, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. Bono is best known as the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher as well as her work with the LGBT. Bono later underwent gender transition from female to male. Chaz Bono was partnered with Lacey Schwimmer.
Chynna Phillips was born February 12, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. Phillips is best known as a member of the group Wilson Phillips and the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas. Chynna Phillips was partnered with Tony Dovolani.
David Arquette was born September 8, 1971 in Winchester, Virginia. Arquette is best known as an actor, comes from a family of actors and is the ex-husband of Friends star Courteney Cox. David Arquette was partnered with Kym Johnson.
Elisabetta Canalis was born September 12, 1978 in Sassari, Italy. Cananlis is best known as an Italian actress and the ex-girlfriend of Actor George Clooney. Elisabetta Canalis was partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy
Hope Solo was born July 30, 1981 in Richland, Washington. Solo is best known as a Soccer GoalKeeper for the United States Women National Soccer Team. Hope Solowas partneredwith Maksim Chmerkovskiy
J.R. Martinez was born June 14, 1983 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Martinez is best known as a Soldier in the US Army who was severely burned while serving in Iraq. Martinez has now become an actor and a motivational speaker. J.R. Martinez was partneredwith Karina Smirnoff
Kristin Cavallari was born January 5, 1987 (1987-01-05)in Denver, Colorado. Cavallari is best known as a reality television personality on MTV reality shows, The Hills and Laguna Beach. Kristin Cavallari was partneredwith Mark Ballas
Nancy Grace was born October 23, 1959 (1959-10-23)in Macon, Georgia. Grace is best known as former prosecutor turned television host and commentator. Nancy Gracewas partneredwith Tristan MacManus
Ricki Lake was born September 21, 1968 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Lake is best known as an actress in such movies as Hairspray and Mrs. Winterbourne and as a Talk Show Host on her own Talk Show. Ricki Lake was partneredwith Derek Hough
Rob Kardashian was born March 17, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. Kardashian is best known as a model, actor and younger brother to Kim Kardashian. Rob Kardashian was partneredwith Cheryl Burke
Ron Artest was born November 13, 1979 in Queens, New York. Artest is best known as an eccentric Basketball player in the NBA most recently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Ron Artest was partneredwith Peta Murgatroyd
And the winner is… JR Martinez! I think this was the perfect pick this season. JR Martinez is an inspiration to anyone and I am very happy that he was victorious.