Dancing With the Stars

Samantha Mohr Culture Editor | Design Team

Samantha Mohr , Culture editor | Design Team

   On the 23rd season of Dancing With the Stars, the stars have upped their game. Some people you may recognize starring this season are gold-medal winning Olympians Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez, professional football player Calvin Johnson Jr., former Gov. Rick Perry and model Amber Rose.

   Most recently, Ryan Lochte was eliminated from the ballroom dance competition, and rightfully so. His competitors, Hernandez, Calvin Johnson Jr., and James Hinchcliffe, put up a good fight by receiving a perfect score of 30 across the board.

   While some have their ideas about who will take home the mirror ball this season, the competition is very tough and it could honestly be anyone.

   As of now, the favorite is Laurie Hernandez. Previous to this competition, Hernandez competed in the summer 2016 Rio Olympics. Here she earned a silver medal on the balance beam, and a gold medal for the team. Now, she has a chance to snag the mirror ball.

   During the first week of dances, Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy achieved a perfect score, and it seems as though they are continuing the trend.

   Watch in the upcoming weeks to see who wins the whole shabang! It will be a real nail biter.