Laurie Harnandez to Star with Val Chmerkovskiy in DWTS: Season 23!


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The 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist, Laurie Harnandez, has been paired with the winner of the season 20 Dancing With the Stars, Val Chmerkovskiy. The pair seems to be a tough duo of technique and ambition. Who knows where it will land them. Hint: The mirror ball trophy!


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On August 30, Val posted a selfie on Instagram in which the pair was all smiles. He captioned the photo: “I’m so grateful to announce my partner for Season 23 of #DWTS is none other than the incredible @lauriehernandez_ … Let the journey begin. Now we need a team name, leave your suggestions in the comments below.”

The gleeful pair is already owning the dance floor with their killer moves and elegant technique, looking at the Instagram video they posted on August 31.

Val captioned the video: “Still need a lot of work on the frame. But eyyyyy we already got a handshake. So excited for the season. Helping this incredible girl reach her ballroom dreams. She’s a real gem.”


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In the short video that Val posted on Instagram, their lines are incredible, and their posture looks well-rehearsed. Halfway through the video, the 30 year-old, Val spins Laurie around like a small princess in sweats. The video ends with the pair declaring their secret handshake to the world! Looks like the dancing pros are having fun; Laurie’s dynamic and beautiful smile is a proof of that.

Other celebrities starring in DWTS include the notorious yet secure, Amber Rose, the beautiful actress of General Hospital, Emma Samms, R & B singer, Kenneth Edmonds, former star of The Fosters, Jake T. Austin, and Laurie’s fellow Olympian, Ryan Lochte among many others.

Laurie and Val hope to win the mirror ball trophy in the season 23 of DWTS. We are betting on them!

Dancing With the Stars: Season 23 will air on ABC, on September 12, Monday

8 PM, ET.



Laurie Harnandez to Star with Val Chmerkovskiy in DWTS: Season 23!