Vanilla Ice is ready to ice his ‘DWTS’ competition! HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY that the producers have high hopes that the rapper will make it far in season 23. He’s already been dubbed the ‘dark horse’ of this season!
“Producers feel that he is the dark horse and has one of the best chances to win the show this season with his dancing background,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Vanilla, 48, was a major force in music in the ’90s. His 1990 single “Ice Ice Baby” remains one of the best dance songs of all time. Vanilla showed off his serious moves in the music video for “Ice Ice Baby,” and there’s no doubt about it, he can dance! The rest of the contestants need to watch out for Vanilla! The rapper may be a little older than he was when he made “Ice Ice Baby,” but that kind of talent just doesn’t go away.
The rapper was announced as one of the contestants on season 23 of DWTS on Aug. 30, along with huge names like Laurie Hernandez, 16, Amber Rose, 32, Ryan Lochte, 32, and more. We were surprised to hear Vanilla’s name, since he wasn’t one of the names that had been leaked early.
The rapper is paired up with Witney Carson, 22, who is one of the best partners on DWTS. Putting Vanilla and Witney together was such a great call by the producers. Witney’s talented on the dance floor and we all know Vanilla is talented on the dance floor, so you know they’re going to be the pair to beat!
After the news was announced, Vanilla gave a special shoutout to his partner. “This is going to be #epic, I have a super talented partner @witneycarson #wow, I’m putting my dancing shoes on now,” he captioned an Instagram photo of Witney. Dancing with the Stars season 23 premieres Sept. 12 on ABC.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Vanilla Ice will win DWTS season 23? Let us know!