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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

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Updated October 3, 2019 2.9k votes 94 voters 13.2k views 309 items

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Vote for your favorite DWTS Season 28 contestants here! This list includes all of the Dancing with the Stars main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Dancing with the Stars stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Dancing with the Stars focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Dancing with the Stars that are on here as well.

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1
Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Shake It Up

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 16 (Runner-up)

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2
Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, Crocodile Hunter Diaries

Birthplace: Buderim, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 21 (Winner)

3
Kellie Pickler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Birthplace: Albemarle, North Carolina, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 16 (Winner)

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4
Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

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5
Normani Kordei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Normani Kordei

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 24 (Third place)

6
Melissa Rycroft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

7
Jordan Fisher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Jordan Fisher

Partner: Lindsay Arnold

Season: 25 (Winner)

8
Stacy Keibler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
WCW Monday Nitro, WCW WorldWide, Samurai Girl

Birthplace: Baltimore, Rosedale, USA, Maryland

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: (Third place)

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9
Nastia Liukin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 9

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10
Paige VanZant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Paige VanZant

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 22 (Runner-up)

11
Amber Riley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Glee

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 17 (Winner)

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12
Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
It's Like, You Know...

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 11 (Winner)

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13
Laurie Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Laurie Hernandez

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 23 (Winner)

14
Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Saved by the Bell, Life Goes On, Brother's Keeper

Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 17

Eliminated: Week 7

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15
Kirstie Alley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Cheers, North and South, Veronica's Closet

Birthplace: USA, Wichita, Kansas

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Season: 12 (Runners-Up), 15 (Week 7)

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16
Charlotte McKinney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Charlotte McKinney

Partner: Keo Motsepe

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 2

17
Brooke Burke Charvet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Wild On!, Life Is Great With Brooke Burke, Rank

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 7 (Winner)

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18
Tinashe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Tinashe

Partner: Brandon Armstrong

Season: 27

Eliminated: Week 4

19
Aly Raisman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Aly Raisman

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 16

Eliminated: Week 8

20
Alexa PenaVega is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Alexa PenaVega

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 21

Eliminated: Week 7

21
Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Wonder Years, Young Justice, The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 18

Eliminated: Week 6

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22
Mario López is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Who Wants to Marry My Dad?

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Karina Smirnoff

Season: (Runner-up)

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23
Trista Sutter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Louis Van Amstel

Season: 1

Eliminated: Week 1

24
Rachel Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Real Gilligan's Island, Gravity, Retrosexual: The '80s

Birthplace: Glenfield, New Zealand

Nationality: United States of America, New Zealand

Partner: Jonathan Roberts

Season: 1

Eliminated: Week 3

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25
Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Entertainment Tonight, Clash of the Choirs, Channel One News

Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 14

Eliminated: Week 9

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