New Jersey’s Laurie Hernandez Joining Dancing With The Stars
New Jersey's own Laurie Hernandez, Olympic medalist and "human emoji," is heading to the dance floor!
The 16-year-old Old Bridge native has had a whirlwind summer that included winning two Olympic medals, scoring an endorsement with Crest, meeting Zac Efron in Rio, receiving a personal video message from Adam Levine, and presenting an award at last night's MTV VMAs (followed-up by meeting Beyonce on-stage.)
She'll soon have her sights set on that coveted mirror ball trophy, potentially alongside other rumored stars like controversial Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, actresses Maureen McCormick and Beverley Mitchell, and model Amber Rose.
The cast will officially be announced along with their Pro dance partners tomorrow, August 30th on Good Morning America.
I'll certainly be rooting for her to win, not just because she's a Jersey Girl, but because she's so dang adorable! Her smile makes ME want to smile!
The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, September 12th at 8 p.m. on ABC.