Missy Franklin Wants to Do Dancing With the Stars But …
Could Missy Franklin be the next Shawn Johnson?
Olympic gymnast Shawn won Dancing With the StarsSeason 8 at age 17 and now she’s back for All-Stars Season 15 at age 20. Olympic swimmer Missy, now 17, just finished her time at the London Olympics with five medals — four gold and one bronze — and she's game to sign up for DWTS.
“I do want to do it," Missy told Access Hollywood. "I would love to go on Dancing with the Stars but, we’ll see how it works out with school and if I go pro and all those crazy things you have to worry about, but hopefully someday I would love to be on that show."
Right now Missy is busy registering for classes for her senior year in high school. So maybe she wouldn't have time to join spring’s Season 16, but what about next fall's Season 17? Add DWTS to the schedule for between high school and college/pro swimming?
Maybe DWTS could do an all-Olympian special, with Ryan Lochte — who also wants to do DWTS — Michael Phelps, Lolo Jones, Alex Morgan, Gabby Douglas and whoever else wants to show up.