Ranking the new 'DWTS' cast [Pictures]
Who'll exit early and who could possibly take home the big prize when "Dancing With the Stars" returns at 8 p.m. March 17 on ABC.
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Amy Purdy( Twitter / March 11, 2014 )
Star qualifications: Competitive athlete in adaptive snowboarding (Purdy became a double amputee at age 19 due to meningitis) and motivational speaker.
Pro partner: Derek Hough
The first Paralympian to compete on "DWTS," she couldn't have lucked out with a better partner. If anyone is up to the challenge of creative solutions to any limitations posed by her prosthetics, it's Derek Hough. Athletes have had a history of doing well on this show, due to a combination of determination and willingness to be coached. Purdy seems likely to have both.
Prediction: Going the distance