Aspiring Hollywood star Joseph Baena has reportedly landed a spot as a contestant on the subsequent season of Dancing with the Stars. Per Deadline, Baena, the son of veteran actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, will seem within the present’s thirty first season. The brand new season marks the primary of the sequence to premiere on its new residence at Disney+ after making the transfer from community tv.
A chip off the outdated block, Baena simply so occurs to look quite a bit like his father, and in some methods, he is been following in his footsteps. Baena is an Olympic lifter and has been pursuing a profession in appearing. Regardless of the connection to his well-known father, nevertheless, Baena prefers to not undertake the Schwarzenegger surname for his profession, feeling that he needs to honor his mom whereas proving himself as a performer with out utilizing his dad’s identify.
«Properly, I have already got a final identify, and I haven’t got an issue with my final identify. I like my final identify,» Baena beforehand informed Inside Version. «My profession path is de facto simply my very own… My mother is one in every of my major motivators, and seeing her and the way she works so exhausting, I wish to make her proud.»
Nonetheless hoping to make his dad proud, even with out utilizing the identical final identify, Baena added, «Identical with my father. What he made from himself from nothing. I imply, each of my dad and mom are immigrants that type of created one thing out of nothing. So, seeing them, it has been an enormous inspiration, and I wish to make them proud. I wish to make myself proud.»
Dancing with the Stars Makes the Transfer to Disney+
Formally, the complete solid has but to be introduced for the thirty first season of Dancing with the Stars, so it is not but clear who all else will probably be competing within the upcoming season. Alfonso Ribeiro and Tyra Banks function co-hosts for the brand new season with the judges’ dais together with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough. Ribeiro had beforehand appeared as a contestant on the sequence whereas Banks joined as host in season 29. The 2 had additionally labored collectively on The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air.
«Dancing with the Stars has been such an necessary a part of my life for thus a few years, and I’m ecstatic to formally re-join this tight-knit household as co-host,» Ribeiro mentioned in a press release when his position as co-host was formally introduced earlier this summer season.
Banks added: «I’ve recognized Alfonso since I used to be 19 years outdated and he all the time places a smile on my face at any time when I see him. Having such a fun-loving, longtime pal as co-host warms my coronary heart. Bantering forwards and backwards with him stay goes to be a lot enjoyable!»
Dancing with the Stars is about to premiere season 31 on Disney+ on Sept. 19, 2022. The complete solid is about to be formally introduced on Sept. 8 on Good Mornina America.