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Hernandez to Join 'Dancing With the Stars'
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Two-time Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez (United States) is set to join the new cast of Dancing With the Stars, it was reported Saturday.

Two-time Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez (United States) is set to join the new cast of Dancing With the Stars, it was reported Saturday.

The official cast will not be revealed until August 30, but Hernandez reportedly is will star alongside Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, actresses Maureen McCormick and Emma Samms, actor Jake T. Austin, singer-songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and model Amber Rose on the dance floor for the ABC show.

Hernandez, 16, was the youngest member of the "Final Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team that won the gold medal at the Olympic Games earlier this month. She also won the silver medal on balance beam behind Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands.

The New Jersey native, long praised for her artistry and dance ability, should be an early favorite to take home the coveted mirror ball prize. Three fellow gymnasts have previously starred on the show: Shawn Johnson, who won in 2009 with partner Mark Ballas; Aly Raisman, who finished fourth with Ballas in 2013, and Nastia Liukin, who finished fourth with Derek Hough in 2015.

During the Olympics, Ballas gushed over Hernandez, tweeting "I absolutely adore @lzhernandez02 just gorgeous #starpower #needadanceteacher? #RioOlympics2016" on August 10.

Hernandez is not the only gymnast ready to try on dancing shoes: British Olympian Claudia Fragapane has joined the new cast of Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC. Fellow British Olympian Louis Smith won the series after the 2012 Olympics.

The new series of Dancing With the Stars is set to begin on September 12.

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