Imagine this! We’ve just finished cheering on Laurie Hernandez, 16, at the Rio Olympics, but now we could be rooting for the gymnast on DWTS, according to a new report. Click here for all the details!
Laurie bowled us over when she won gold at the Summer Games and was an absolute delight to watch alongside Simone Biles in that “Final Five” team that stole the show in Brazil. Now, it looks like she will be swapping the uneven bars for the dance floor.
The two-time Olympic medalist will be joining Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jake T. Austin, Maureen McCormick, Terra Jole and Emma Samms, according to a report by Us Weekly. If that’s true, that’ll be an incredible lineup that’ll have us salivating at the mouth!
It’s something of a lifelong dream for Laurie to appear on DWTS, who would be following in the footsteps of Gabby Douglas should she appear. Last month she told Us, “The thought of it sounds really cool. We have the tour coming up, so we’ll see what goes on with that, but I love Dancing with the Stars, I watched it all the time when I was little.”
Initially, Simone was reportedly being considered for DWTS, sources told Us. However, they seem confident now that Laurie will appear instead.
The full, confirmed lineup will be announced on Good Morning America on Aug. 30, and we just can’t wait to see who makes it. This could be one of the most star-studded years of all time!
HollywoodLifers, would you love to see Laurie on DWTS? Do you think with all her grace and elegance she will be a star on the dance floor? Tell us below if you think she can fox trot with the best of them!