Season 22 of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ has its first contestant! Nyle DiMarco, the most recent winner of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and deaf activist is reportedly joining the dancing show. Get the details here!
Nyle DiMarco is apparently in the mood for some more competition! After winning Cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model, the 26-year-old model is putting on his dancing shoes to compete in Season 22 of Dancing With The Stars. As ANTM fans know, Nyle is deaf, so the rehearsals will be a little trickier for him. But with a recent victory under his belt, his deafness has yet to hold him back — so he’ll definitely be bringing his A-game to the dance floor!
Just a couple months after being crowned as the final ANTM winner ever, sources confirmed to E! News that Nyle signed on to DWTS. He sure loves some good ol’ competition! According to PureDWTS.com, Nyle will be working with Peta Murgatroyd, which will certainly make him a big threat to his fellow contestants. Plus, Peta is probably itching to win after an injury kept her from dancing in Season 21 — needless to say, we better watch out for these two!
While DWTS might seem like a difficult show for a deaf person to compete in, Nyle actually isn’t the show’s first deaf contestant. Deaf actress Marlee Matlin competed in Season 6 with pro partner Fabian Sanchez. Maybe Nyle will go to her for some advice!
As for who else will be competing with Nyle for the famed mirror ball, we won’t find out until March 8. But rumors are already swirling about Season 22’s contenders, and we might just be seeing Fuller House‘s Jodie Sweetin on the dance floor too! It hasn’t been officially announced, but Jodie has talked about how much she’d love to follow in her TV big sis Candace Cameron-Bure‘s footsteps! Also rumored are MMA fighter Paige VanZant and Scott Disick — yes, Kourtney Kardashian‘s ex could be showing us his moves!
One person DWTS fans won’t be seeing on the show’s upcoming season, though, is the fan-favorite pro Julianne Hough. She announced on Feb. 17 that she will not be returning to the panel for Season 22 due to her busy schedule with other projects. Hey, if we can’t see Julianne, at least we have Peta back! We can’t wait to see what she and Nyle do together!
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