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Dancing with the Stars - Season 13

Updated on May 25, 2012
Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley
Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono
Chynna Phillips
Chynna Phillips
David Arquette
David Arquette
Elisabetta Canalis
Elisabetta Canalis
Hope Solo
Hope Solo
JR Martinez
JR Martinez
Kristin Cavallari
Kristin Cavallari
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Rob Kardashian
Rob Kardashian
Ron Artest
Ron Artest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

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    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      Polly - I am so hoping that next season has something to catch my attention.

    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 

      6 years ago from US

      I agree with you both. I poked my head in a time or two and it could not grab me but I am glad to see that J.R. won. I am sure that was something special to have deep meaning in his life.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      JDove - I felt the same way. I wanted to see more star power. I really hope we get some good ones next season.

    • JDove-Miller profile image

      JDove-Miller 

      6 years ago from YOUNGSVILLE

      Thanks for all the info on the dancers. I didn't follow this season because of the lack of real stars dancing, and because no one was a stand out early on. I did watch periodically and liked what I saw in JR and Rickie Lake. I hope next season's dancers pull me back.

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