Hope Solo is widely considered the best goalkeeper in the world and has been the starter for the United States women's national team since 2005. She teams with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his 11th season.
Rob Kardashian, the fourth child and only son of the late attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner, steps out of the shadows of his very famous sisters and into the spotlight this season on Dancing with the Stars. He partners with two-time champ Cheryl Burke.
Poised to return to daytime television with the all-new The Ricki Lake Show in the fall of 2012, Ricki Lake has built a career on her candid "straight talk" sensibility. She joins three-time champ Derek Hough on the dance floor.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Kristin Cavallari moved to California with her brother and father as a high school junior when the first season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County began production for MTV. She teams with two-time champ Mark Ballas.