The cast of Dancing with the Stars 2011 has been announced and fans of the show are already weighing in on their favorites. That’s why we decided to poll our SHAPE magazine Facebook fans. See who’s going after the famed DWTS mirror ball trophy this year and which dancing stars are predicted to win.
Kendra Wilkinson, former Girls Next Door star and wife of NFL player Hank Baskett
SHAPE readers favor Wilkinson as the female front-runner on Dancing with the Stars 2011. Maybe it’s her love of sports (soccer, softball, golf, and tennis to name a few) or her apparent comfort in body-baring attire but when asked who will be the 2011 DWTS champ Wilkinson came in at number two and is the only female to receive SHAPE reader votes for DWTS champion.
Hines Ward, wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Ward has three Superbowls, two Superbowl wins and one Superbowl MVP under his belt. Will the accomplished football player be adding Dancing with the Stars champion to the list? SHAPE readers think so. Beating Wilkinson by one vote, Shape readers favor Ward to win. Wonder how that mirror ball trophy will look next to his other accolades…
Ralph Macchio, "the Karate Kid"
Maybe the 1980's teen idol still holds a place in your heart or maybe he's stayed as agile as he was during his days as "the Karate Kid." With half as many votes as Wilkinson and Ward, SHAPE readers ranked Macchio as third most likely to win Dancing with the Stars in 2011.
Sugar Ray Leonard, boxing legend
Leonard is known for his agility and physical prowess (thanks to the Fighter), which may be why SHAPE readers voted him fourth most likely to take home the Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy.
Kirstie Alley, actress publicly battling her weight
Will the show that helped transform countless dancing stars (check out our fave transformation: Kelly Osbourne) help Alley finally win her weight-loss battle? Even though no SHAPE readers thinks she’ll win the DWTS title we hope she wins the war on weight!
Wendy Williams, host of The Wendy Williams Show
The sassy talk show host didn’t receive any votes of confidence when it comes to winning, but she did evoke the strongest reactions from SHAPE readers. While many said they hope she gets voted off others hope she goes through a Dancing with the Stars body transformation. At least we know she’ll have no problem with the over-the-top costumes, right?
Petra Nemcova, supermodel
Nemcova has already proven she’s more than just a pretty face. The model, known for breaking her pelvis and surviving the 2004 tsunami in Thailand by clinging to a palm tree, is made of tough stuff. If that’s not enough to earn her votes maybe her work as the founder of the Happy Hearts Fund will get Dancing with the Stars fans voting for her!
Chris Jericho, WWE wrestler
Maybe Jericho’s flare for drama will help the six-time WWE world champion, and New York Times best-selling author add Dancing with the Stars champion to his list of accomplishments. Did we mention he’s in a rock band named Fozzy? Does anyone else see a live musical performance coming on?
Romeo Miller, hip hop artist
You may remember him as Lil’ Romeo but Master P’s son is all grown up. Named one of 2010's Top Five Sexiest Men in the World, not to mention a business student at USC, collegiate basketball player, CEO of a multi-million dollar record company and philanthropist, we’re ready for Romeo to sweep us off our feet!
"Psycho" Mike Catherwood, radio personality and host
Catherwood has a long and interesting resume. From the Kevin & Bean Morning Show, to co-host of Loveline Radio with Dr. Drew Pinsky, to guest-host on E! 's The Daily 10 to voiceovers for numerous commercials…And don’t forget his song parodies! Perhaps we’ll be entertained by a musical duel between Catherwood and Jericho this season on Dancing with the Stars.
Chelsea Kane, Disney sweetheart
Kane didn’t get any votes for DWTS champ from SHAPE readers but her fans may be in the younger set. Her character Stella Malone on the Disney hit Jonas and many guest appearances on shows like the Wizards of Waverly Place may secure her the younger vote. Will it be enough to keep this star dancing? Tune in March 21st to find out!
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