A rapper popular in the 1990s, two actresses from beloved sitcoms, two Olympians…these Dancing With the Stars contestants make sense. And then there's Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas and one-time presidential candidate.
Yes, a man who was one of the many vying for the Republican nomination is lacing up his dance shoes and going after the Mirrorball Trophy. As the saying goes, if you can't be president, why not try to win Dancing With the Stars? That's not a saying? Maybe it will be.
Sure, reality TV worked in Donald Trump's favor to make him a household name with countless seasons of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice on NBC under his belt, so is Perry hoping for the same? He took to Twitter to explain why he's partnering with Emma Slater and hitting the dance floor for Dancing With the Stars season 23.
"I'm dedicated to helping #veterans however possible, and I'm going to use @dancingabc as a stage to do that. #DWTS," he tweeted along with a photo of himself and Slater in their DWTS garb.