Dancing With The Stars' 2011 Cast Revealed

It seems like just yesterday that we have the big "Dancing With the Stars" casting announcement for 11th the popular celebrity dance competition's season, where bold-faced names like Bristol Palin, Mike "the situation" Sorrentino and eventual champion Jennifer Grey was still pending bolder in their time at the show.

Now, just six months later, the famous dance floor is cleared to make way for a whole new batch of aspiring dance champs. Here's a look at the 12 eclectic new participants signed up for season 12 of "Dancing With the Stars":

Chris Jericho
Jericho, born Christopher Irvine, is very well known in the world of professional wrestling fans. The 40-year-old was the first undisputed champion of the WWE in December 2001 (he beat Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock), but put his career on hold more recently on his other passion project focus, acting as the lead singer of heavy - metal band Fozzy.

Originally signed to his stuff strut of the season two was Romeo replaced at the last moment by his equally famous Poppa, Master P (whose turn it on "DWT" has been touted by many critics and supporters as one of the worst in the show history, his Paso Doble holds the record for the lowest score ever). With the bar a little lower than the average, the 21-year-old rapper, who once played college basketball for USC, probably hoping to make more than his father.

Kendra Wilkinson
The decidedly un-shy, already established reality TV star Wilkinson is no stranger to performing or baring all in front of the public. Wilkinson, who got her start as a Playboy model, ventured into television as a part of E! 'S "The Girls Next Door" before anything dampen her party-girl ways to settle down with NFL player Hank Baskett, their domestic happiness, the subject of her current show, "Kendra:. Bunny Next Door "

Kirstie Alley
Before she was the subject of her own reality show, "Kirstie Alley's Big Life", first on A & E and now Lifetime, and a Jenny Craig spokeswoman was Alley known to generations of TV viewers and filmgoers for her memorable turns on TV show "Cheers" and "Veronica's Closet" and films such as "Look Who's Talking." The outspoken celebrity is a long time "DWT" fan, whose entertaining and varied tweets are often included in our Twitter Wood column on MTV Movies Blog.

Wendy Williams
The self-proclaimed "Queen of All Media" name for himself as a radio DJ was then a best-selling author and currently hosts her own syndicated daytime talk show called "The Wendy Williams Show." Williams has a knack for asking uncomfortable questions during celebrity interviews and will certainly be a force to be reckoned with on the dance floor. Her talk show is reportedly scheduled to go on pause while she competes on the show.

Chelsea Kane
As has been customary over the past few seasons, "DWT" team has one other Disney stars in their midst, Chelsea Kane welcomed (formerly known as Chelsea Staub, Kane legally changed her professional name back in December). The 22-year-old was a regular on Disney's "JONAS," starring the Jonas Brothers, and currently lends her voice to the character on the animated series Bea "hooks."

Sugar Ray Leonard
Leonard, a former professional boxer, follows in the footsteps of a host of former professional athletes who have danced for him. While athletes are fierce competitors "DWT" seasons past, the boxers are not completely gone too. The 54-year-old's illustrious career includes winning world titles in five weight classes, divisions, including the welterweight champion of the world, but also as the first boxer more than $ 100 million total purse prizes. Let us hope that Leonard's footwork is more like that of Laila Ali over Evander Holyfield and Floyd Mayweather.

Ralph Macchio
Although he had a few memorable parts on TV shows like "Entourage" and "Ugly Betty" for many people it will always and forever Macchio the original "Karate Kid." Sure, Jaden Smith, karate-chopped his way to box-office success with his turn in the 2010 remake, but Macchio kicked its way into the hearts of teenage girls everywhere in 1984 "The Karate Kid" and the subsequent sequels.

Hines Ward
They certainly do not skimp on the athletes this season! Ward joins the cast as one of three professional athletes compete for the famous disco ball trophy. The one-time Super Bowl MVP currently plays wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was born in Seoul, South Korea. In September of last year, President Barack Obama named him a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Petra Nemcova
This Czechoslovakian beauty is a supermodel with a big heart. The 31-year-old was one of hundreds of thousands of people caught in the devastating tsunami in South Asia in 2004, which killed 250,000 people in 14 countries, including Nemcova at the time boyfriend, Simon Atlee. Nemcova as the site of the tsunami several months later visited, she was dissatisfied with the structure of how donations benefit to living in the states of emergency, so she created the Happy Hearts Fund for children in post-disaster areas to help eight countries: Haiti, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Hurricane Katrina affected areas of the United States.

Mike Catherwood
While most TV viewers are familiar with Dr. Drew from VH1 shows are different, would be "Loveline" radio partner, Mike Catherwood, not so well known. Catherwood, also known as Psycho Mike, is co-syndicated radio program hosted for one year now, after Adam Carolla's exit back in 2005. The muscular radio presenter - who also works at Los Angeles' Kevin & Bean Show "- has recently been a memorable appearance filling in for Regis Philbin on" Live With Regis & Kelly. "We'll see if his smooth talking skills and time in the gym to translate into a successful" DWT "run.

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