“Dancing with the Stars” Season 13 premieres in a little less than two weeks and Chaz Bono is shaping up as one of the show’s most talked-about contestants – and now, his official cast photo has been revealed!
The 42-year-old activist son of Cher is seen sporting black pants, a black vest and matching back tie as he stands next to pro partner Lacey Schwimmer, who is wearing a sexy black and red dress.
Chaz is already hard at work training for his ballroom debut – something he’s already feeling the effects of.
“It hurts hopping around. When you’re 42 years old and overweight, hopping hurts… my feet kill me and my hip,” Chaz said in an interview during “Dancing” rehearsals. “I had my first spray tan, I think it turned me orange a little bit… yellow, I was yellow!”
Despite taking their fair share of criticism since casting for Season 13 was announced, Lacey was quick to point out that the majority of the responses they’ve received from fans have been supportive.
“Even with the negative feedback, the positive is definitely outweighing what anyone has bad to say about us,” she explained.
Fellow contestant Ricki Lake, who previously told Access that she is hoping to transform her “fluffy” body for her upcoming wedding, is seen wearing a flirty black dress in her photo with partner Derek Hough.
The former talk show host said she’s setting her sights on winning the competition.
“I’m really committed, when I set my mind to something I usually get what I want, whether it’s a man, a job, the mirrorball,” Ricki said. “I have confidence.”
George Clooney’s ex, Italian model-actress Elisabetta Canalis, dons a white form-fitting sequined gown in her photo with partner – newcomer Val Chmerkovskiy.
Check out all the Season 13 “DWTS” cast photos – including Kristin Cavallari, Chynna Phillips and David Arquette – HERE!