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by Leanne Aguilera | Tue., Mar. 4, 2014 6:00 AM
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It's the sequin-filled battle of the '90 sitcom stars!
Early Tuesday morning, ABC revealed the newest cast members who have joined Dancing with the Stars for the highly-anticipated 18th season. And in a matter of minutes, Full House's Candace Cameron Bure and The Wonder Year's Danica McKellar have already been crowned as the fan-favorite contestants.
Although we're excited to see stars such as Drew Carey, Cody Simpson and NeNe Leakes, moving and grooving later this month, we're absolutely giddy at the thought of seeing two of our favorite childhood actresses underneath the ballroom's bright lights. Hopefully their quest for the mirror ball trophy will help us answer the question that keeps all TV lovers up at night: Who is the ultimate '90s girl-next-door?
To get you ready for all the paso doble drama, and quick-step surprises, we've created the ultimate DWTS cheat sheet with everything you need to know in order to decide if you're on Team DJ Tanner or Team Winnie Cooper.
Candace's Best-Known Character: DJ Tanner. From 1987 to 1995, Candace played the eldest of the three Tanner girls on Full House. (If you didn't already know that, then you can't sit with us.)
Theme Music: "Everywhere You Look" by Jesse Frederick
Life After DJ Tanner: Since appearing on Full House, Candace married her husband Val Bure in 1996 and has had three children. Currently, Candace enjoys the busy schedule that comes with being a "hockey mom" and she credits her strong Christian faith as the binding force in her successful marriage.
Most Random Post-Full House Guest Role: Following the end of Full House, Candace's embraced the dark arts for a brief, yet memorable appearance on Boy Meets World. In 1997, the blonde beauty played Millie, a witch who seduced Jack so she could use his balcony to perform a sacred Halloween ritual.
Candace's Best-Selling Book: In 2011, Candace released her first book, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness and it quickly became a New York Times best seller. Her second book, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose, hit the shelves in January.
Recent Acting Endeavors: After taking a 10-year hiatus in acting, Candace stepped back into the small screen in 2006 with a small guest role on the then-hit series, That's So Raven. Most notably, Candace recently wrapped up a three-year stint on ABC Family's gymnastics drama, Make It or Break It, playing Summer Van Horne from 2009-2012.
Candace's Most Recent Instagram Post: Sunday, March 2: "My baby singing worship this morning. #ProudMama"
Can Candace Dance? Heck yes! DJ and her sisters were always ready to show off their awesome early '90s moves.
Danica's Best-Known Character: Winnie Cooper. From 1988 to 1993, McKellar played everyone's favorite girl-next-door on The Wonder Years.
Theme Music: "With A Little Help From My Friends" by Jock Cocker
Life After Winnie Cooper: Danica studied mathematics at UCLA, graduating summa cum laude in 1998 and as an undergraduate, she coauthored a scientific paper which lead to having a theorem named after her. (What?!) She married composer Mike Verta on in 2009 and the couple welcomed their first child together a year later. However in 2012, Danica filed for divorce from her husband and the two are no longer together.
Most Random Post-The Wonder Years Guest Role: Last August, Danica appeared in Avril Lavigne's music video, "Rock N Roll" where she and the pop star shared a very passionate (and extremely random!) lip-lock. The girl-on-girl smooch, occurs after the car that Avril and Danica are riding in crashes, and kills the dog behind the wheel. (That's right, a dog was driving.)
Danica's Best-Selling Book: Since graduating, Danica has authored several books with the hopes of inspiring young women to believe that "math is accessible and relevant, and even a little glamorous." Her first book, Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, was a New York Times bestseller.
Recent Acting Endeavors: In 2005, Danica played Trudy, one of the most important characters in How I Met Your Mother's history. Trudy first appeared in the "Pineapple Incident" as the drunken one-night stand who leads Ted (Josh Radnor) on a wild night of barely-remembered shenanigans. Danica also made a brief one-episode appearance on The Big Bang Theory in 2010.
Danica's Most Recent Instagram Post: Wednesday, Feb. 26: "Sorting through some ooold files and OMG how many of you guys under 25 can even identify this device?"
Can Danica Dance? We're not sure. She was too busy being adorable and kissing Kevin Arnold. However, we have faith that she'll be just fine in the DWTS ballroom.
Dancing With the Stars season 18 premieres on Monday, March 17, on ABC.
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