Former Paralympic Swimmer Victoria Arlen Joins Cast of DWTS!!!
Entertainment Tonight is reporting that a source confirms that 22-year-old former paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen singed on for the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars!
And to make it more exciting, she’s paid with Val Cmerkovskiy! Oh hell yes.
“Val is beyond excited about his partner this season,” the source said. “He’s completely re-energized and is feeling really optimistic about this season.”
Obviously, Val wows the audience nearly every night with his outstanding choreography.
As ET reports, “When she was just 11 years old, Arlen developed two rare conditions known as transverse myelitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. This caused her to quickly lose the ability to speak, eat, walk and move, and was told by doctors that there was little hope for survival and that recovery was highly unlikely… Flash forward to 2010, and the impossible was made possible when Arlen learned how to speak, eat and move again. Two years later, Arlen qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London as a paralympic swimmer with Team USA. She won four medals that year: one gold and three silver.”
We’ll definitely be watching!