Shawn Johnson Appraises Olympians on 'DWTS'
By PAIGE FEIGENBAUM
August 13, 2012
Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson was on the sidelines in London this summer as P&G's official correspondent reporting daily from the P&G Family Home, but she'll soon be shining in the spotlight once again on Dancing With the Stars: All Stars. The series often plucks athletes from the Games to apply their competitive nature to the show.
Shawn, with new partner Derek Hough (her previous partner was Mark Ballas), will go head-to-head with Winter Olympic athlete and fellow mirror ball trophy winner Apolo Anton Ohno with partner Karina Smirnoff. She'd like to see volleyball's golden girl Misty May-Treanor get another shot at Dancing glory because she was forced out early due to injury.
Natalie Coughlin made a splash on the dance floor a few seasons back, but Shawn nominates Greg Louganis to dive head first into the competition pool. She also told Charley Walters that she believes gymnast McKayla Maroney could add some vault to her jive because "she has got some serious sass to her."
Watch the video for more of the history of Olympians who've gotten sequined and spray-tanned.