Facts and Trivia from Dancing with the Stars
Looking at all of the seasons of Dancing with the Stars it is rather interesting the patterns that start to emerge sometimes. Learning some of the facts and trivia of the show can be really entertaining and is often quite exciting.
There are numerous tidbits of trivia that is not always widely known. For example, the oldest male celebrity in the competition was George Hamilton at 66; the youngest male celebrity so far was Mario at a spry 21 years old.
The oldest female celebrity was Priscilla Presley, the widow of Elvis Presley at 62 years old. The other end of the spectrum found Sabrina Bryan at just 23 the youngest female celebrity.
The oldest professional is Nick Kosovich at a mere 43 and Julianne Hough takes the prize for being the youngest at only 19.
If you start looking at actual performance on the show there are several other interesting things to learn.
Jerry Springer is the one celebrity with the greatest number of bottom 2 appearances. He appeared in the bottom 2 a grand total of four times before being eliminated.
For professionals, Edyta Sliwinska has appeared in the bottom 2 a total of 12 times, however this is spread across all six seasons as Edyta is the only professional to appear in all six seasons.
Celebrities who have never been in the bottom two include: Drew Lachey, Mario Lopez, Emmitt Smith, Helio Castroneves, Apolo Anton Ohno, and finally season six winner Kristi Yamaguchi.
Professionals who have been in the bottom two the least includes Fabian Sanchez, Mark Ballas and also Julianne Hough whom has also won two different seasons as well. These three professionals have each found themselves in the bottom 2 a single time.
Kristi Yamaguchi is the only celebrity to place First in a total of eight instances. However, on the other end, P. Miller, Jerry Springer, Marie Osmond and Clyde Drexler all appeared in last place four times each.
The list could go on for miles, but finding the details that are actually interesting is not always easy. After all, who really cares that the tallest celebrity to participate was Clyde Drexler at 6’7” tall? Or that Marissa Jaret Winokur was the shortest at a tiny 5’0”? Most people instead are concerned with actual performances.
As far as the most times champion for the professions both Julianne Hough and Cheryl Burke both win the prize after winning two seasons each. Additionally, Julianne enjoyed the thrill of being the youngest professional to win, being only 18 at the time of her first win and 19 at the time of her second. Alec Mazo who is also a winning professional was the oldest professional to win at 31 years old.
For the celebrities themselves Apolo Anton Ohno was the youngest winner at only 25, while Emmitt Smith was the oldest at 37 years old.
Looking over all of the seasons it is truly incredible just how diverse the group has been. While many of the professionals have remained the same throughout many seasons, there are constant changes in the celebrities that are sought. Trying to ensure that you are really looking over all of the true details and statistics is not always easy, but it can certainly be a lot of fun and when combined together with the thrill of the actual show can be a really great way to pass some time.