Bachelor Sean Lowe joins Dancing With The Stars Season 16 cast: PHOTOS


SAN DIEGO – March 12, 2013 - It was a poorly kept secret, but it’s now official and the cast of Season 16 of “Dancing With The Stars” is now complete with 12 competitors.

Sean Lowe, 28, star of the ABC reality show “The Bachelor” was officially added today just a week before the show’s debut, with the announcement being made after the finale and his marriage proposal to Catherine Giudici on Monday nght.

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Lowe will be the third competitor from The Bachelor/Bachelorette series including All-Star Season 15 winner Melissa Rycroft. Lowe, a Dallas business owner and former college football player, will dance with Peta Murgatroyd, a previous Mirror Ball Trophy winner with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver.

See our slideshow featuring all 12 couples in their official cast photos at the top.

The Season 16 competitors are Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff; Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold; Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough; Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovoloni; Dorothy Hammill and Tristan McManus, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas, Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko, D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke; Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess; Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson; Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy; and the recently added Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd.

We are warming up in the Communities Digital News rehearsal studio with our keyboards practicing all our moves in preparation for our first live Dancing With the Stars chat of Season 16 on Monday night at 8 p.m. Let’s see how these newbies perform in the ballroom when the bright lights hit that disco ball. Who will emerge as an early favorite?

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“Dancing With the Stars” debuts Monday night, March 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time, and airs on Monday and Tuesday nights starting the week of March 25 on the ABC Television Network.


Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +


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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.


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