The premiere of the Dancing with the Stars 2011 Fall season is still six weeks away, but the hit reality show’s official website is challenging fans to cast the new slate of celebrity participants. Here’s a look at which bigÂ—and not so bigÂ—names are leading the pack.
In the entertainer categories, soap star and Face Off host McKenzie Westmore rests atop many viewers’ Dancing with the Stars season 13 wish lists. Other popular choices to become the next Kirstie Alley, Romeo Miller or Cameron Matheson include the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck, comedian Jon Reep and Beth Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter fame. Coco, the buxom wife of musician Ice-T, is also gaining momentum in the race since Tweeting her interest in appearing on August 8.
The most-wanted athlete is perhaps fomer WWE diva Melina Perez, followed closely by another wrestler: Total Nonstop Action’s Velvet Sky. Other names dropped include swimming sensation Michael Phelps and tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams.
Will any of these fan faves actually be named to the Dancing with the Stars Fall 2011 cast? Find out on August 29, when the official list of participating celebrities is revealed live during an episode of ABC’s Bachelor Pad.
Dancing With the Stars has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy. The Emmys air September 18th on FOX.