It matters. We’re not sure how much it matters, but it definitely makes a difference.

As we note every season, Twitter is an especially useful tool for Dancing With the Stars couples. With very little effort, they can connect with fans, send out quick voting reminders, dispel any rumors/negative stuff, control whatever message they want out there, and potentially get thousands of people to feel like they are part of a “team” worth supporting to the end. We don’t know yet with whom the All-Stars celebs will be paired, but if they end up with a pro with a big Twitter following, that will just boost whatever numbers they have now.

Here’s a roundup of the Season 15 cast’s Twitter followers as of Tuesday morning — minus Bristol Palin, who doesn’t seem to have an account. Based on this, Kirstie is the new Kardashian.

Kirstie Alley @kirstiealley — 1,074,155 Followers
 
Pamela Anderson@PamelaDAnderson — 639,167 Followers
 
Apolo Ohno@ApoloOhno — 282,173 Followers
 
Shawn Johnson@ShawnJohnson 232,037 Followers

Emmitt Smith@EmmittSmith22 — 147,651 Followers

Melissa Rycroft@MelissaRycroft — 98,637 Followers

Kelly Monaco@kellymonaco1  — 74,381 Followers

Helio Castroneves@h3lio — 67,184 Followers

Joey Fatone@realjoeyfatone — 53,888 Followers

Gilles Marini@GillesMarini — 50,471 Followers

Drew Lachey@thedrewlachey 23,734 Followers


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Kyle Massey@kylemassey1991 — 583,243 Followers

Carson Kressley @CarsonKressley —  83,861 Followers

Sabrina Bryan@SabrinaBryan 53,163 Followers


Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.