Hold onto your bouffants, Dancing With the Stars fans! Wetpaint Entertainment broke the news that everyone's favorite pint-sized Jersey Shore starlet Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is taking center stage on Season 17 of ABC's hit competition show with 31-year-old Russian cutie Sasha Farber — who we also confirmed has been promoted from troupe member to competing pro! On September 4, our report was confirmed on Good Morning America when the official cast announcement was made.
We honestly can't think of a better match. Both Snooki and Sasha have super charismatic personalities and love being in the limelight. Have you seen their epic collection of Twitter selfies? Yeah, these two will get along just fine.
Plus, Sasha has plenty of experience to guide his guidette on the dance floor — not only has he competed in the World Latin Championships, but he was also a competing pro on the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars prior to joining the U.S. version as a troupe member in Season 13.
Also joining Snooki are fellow celebs Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Christina Milian, Keyshawn Johnson, Brant Daugherty, Bill Engvall, Bill Nye, and Jack Osbourne. Wetpaint Entertainment broke the news that Glee's Amber Riley and High School Musical's Corbin Bleu have signed on for Season 17.
Dancing With the Stars Season 17 premieres on September 16 on ABC. In the meantime, tell us your thoughts below — will Snooki and Sasha make a good match?
Reporting by Beth Sobol