Bethany Mota, Lolo Jones, and Betsey Johnson join ‘Dancing With the Stars’

She's already got over 8 million subscribers on her side.

 

Michelle Jaworski

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Published Sep 4, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 3:55 pm CDT

One of the brightest faces of YouTube is about make an impression on the rest of America.

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YouTube beauty and fashion guru Bethany Mota joins Olympian Lolo Jones, actor Alfonso Ribeiro (and his Carlton dance), fashion designer Betsey Johnson, and nine other celebrities on the cast for the 19th season of Dancing With the Stars. Good Morning America made the announcement earlier Thursday, and it’s the first time that DWTS has dipped into YouTube in search for the celebrity cast.

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Mota’s been partnered with Derek Hough, who’s already won five separate times with his celebrity partner.

The news that Mota would be joining the cast was first reported last week when many of the names on the casting list leaked, but nothing was confirmed until today’s official reveal.

After the segment aired, Mota took to Twitter to announce the news for those who may have missed it.

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ITS TRUE!!! I’m going to be on this season of Dancing with the stars!!!! AHH! My partner is @derekhough what should our team name be?! 💃🌟

— Bethany Mota ∞ (@BethanyMota) September 4, 2014

“I think it’s going to be very interesting because I’ve never done anything like this before, so it’ll be a fun experience,” Mota said. Hough, whom she’s already started training with, told GMA that “she’s great, she’s got some sass.”

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Her two YouTube channels have more than 8 million subscribers combined and may help bring in an audience who might not normally watch DWTS to keep her on every week.

It’s safe to say that her fans are excited.

BETHANY IS ON MY TV I CANT #bethanymota SHES FLAWLESS IM TRASH pic.twitter.com/rFywjm1jnT

— megan | 9 days (@youtubewoahh) September 4, 2014

#bethanyonDWTS #bethanymota I’m sorry I’m spamming everyone but I’m probably more excited then Bethany MOTA is💟😭😂

— ☯ Christal Solis ☯ (@christuull) September 4, 2014

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OMFG BETHANY MOTA ON DANCING WITH THE STARS #DWTS #BETHANYMOTA

— Pam Macias (@palmtreezy) September 4, 2014

BETHANY I know it’s tempting, but try not to twerk when ur dancing on stage ok?😂👏💕 #DWTS @BethanyMota #TEAMBETHANY

— ♔BETHANY ILY♔ (@lovingmissmota) September 4, 2014

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The new season of DWTS returns Sept. 15.

H/T Good Morning America | Photo via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 4, 2014, 12:15 pm CDT