Before she became one of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood, starring in brilliant TV series like ‘Euphoria’ and box-office hits like ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Dune,’ and ‘Malcolm & Marie,’ Zendaya dazzled the screens in ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
At age 16, she became one of the youngest contestants to ever compete on the show. What’s more, Zendaya already had dance experience and was paired with the pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy. They were a force of nature and won second place. Is there anything Zendaya can’t do?
Hannah Brown – Season 28
Hannah Brown is known for starring in season 15 of 'The Bachelorette,' and season 28 of 'Dancing With the Stars.' The ex-Bachelorette was dancing away beautifully until one of the judges really came down on her with the criticism.
Judge Inaba and Brown had a pretty fiery argument during rehearsals, but thankfully, Brown and her partner Alan Bernstein still won first place!
James Van Der Beek – Season 28
The 'Dawson’s Creek' star has been a well-known celebrity since the 90s, and even though all of his roles after the famous American show have been considered small, he’s had constant work. In 2019, 'Dancing With the Stars' was in its 28th season, and James was paired with talented dancer Emma Slater.
They were getting high scores and were one of the people's favorite couples. However, there was a very unfortunate event that caused James to leave in the middle of the show – his wife had a miscarriage. Otherwise, James would’ve probably taken home the prize.
David Hasselhoff – Season 11
Hasselhoff has been working since the early 80s, first with 'Knight Rider' and then with 'Baywatch,' both very popular series. We loved him as Mitch, the sweetest lifeguard ever, but as a dancer, he drowned.
Poor Hasselhoff was the first contestant to be eliminated from season 11 of 'Dancing With the Stars.' But hey, this was back in 2010, maybe he’s picked up some skills since then.
Corbin Bleu – Season 17
Corbin Bleu got his fame from Disney’s 'High School Musical' saga, so it was a pretty well-known fact that the kid could sing and dance (even when his dance partner is a literal basketball).
Bleu decided to take advantage of his skills and joined 'Dancing With the Stars' season 17 in 2013. He paired up with Karina Smirnoff, and the duo won second place!