Oh, those gold medal winning Olympic gymnasts — so clumsy! Chances are, Shawn Johnson will be just fine next Monday when Dancing With the Stars Season 15 All-Stars premieres and she shows off her Foxtrot with Derek Hough.
However, Shawn recently shared a not-so-successful practice story with Celebuzz. “I ran into a pole today dancing," she dished. "I’m kind of a klutz, so hopefully that won’t come out when they’re shooting.”
It would be cute to air that footage in her rehearsal video, to show that even Olympians aren’t always perfect.
Meanwhile, Shawn said she still thinks Gilles Marini will be her biggest competition ‘cause he has something to prove — that he should’ve won Season 8 instead of her. “Everybody's super competitive,” Shawn told Access Hollywood. “Gilles is extremely competitive, being as we were on the same season. And Apolo [Ohno], a fellow Olympian. There's a lot of tension, but it's good."
Gilles told Access he really wanted Shawn to win when she was only 17 (yeah, right!), but now she's 20, so he has no pity.
Shawn’s not buying it. "I'm still going to beat him," Shawn told Access. That’s the kind of competitive talk we like — and Derek doesn’t like. "I like to do my trash-talking with my moves,” he told Access.
All talk will be over on Monday when we see these All-Stars’ moves in action. Are you most excited to see any couple in particular? Are you nervous for certain couples, because expectations are so high and they really don’t want to let their fans down?
Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the full All-Stars cast list here.
Sources: Celebuzz, Access Hollywood
Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.
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