When talking about the all stars of the hit celebrity competition show, Dancing With the Stars, one name definitely makes the list; Former DWTS season 13 winner, J.R. Martinez.
Though he’s one of the ‘Dancing’ champs, J.R. didn’t make the cut for the upcoming Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars cast that was just announced on Friday. So what gives?
J.R. joined us in studio this morning to talk about not making it in the All-Star cast, partly due to his busy schedule, plus his gives his analysis of the stars who did make the cast and how they match up!
So who is he putting his money on to win the all-stars competition? “I have to feel good about Apolo, I feel good about Helio…Shawn Johnson,” said J.R. “I gotta say that the men look really good.”
Dancing With The Stars All Stars Cast includes, Kirstie Alley (runner up, season 12), Pamela Anderson (eliminated, season 10), Helio Castronoves (winner, season 5), Joey Fatone (runner-up, season 4), Shawn Johnson (winner, season 5), Drew Lachey (winner, season 2), Gilles Marini (runner-up, season 8), Kelly Monaco (winner, season 1), Apolo Ohno (winner, season 4), Bristol Palin (third place, season 11), Melissa Rycroft (third place, season 8), Emmitt Smith (winner, season 3), Fans’ choice contenders: Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley (winner announced on Aug. 27)
Listen below for more DWTS talk with J.R. Martinez!
J.R. Martinez also talks about his brand new book, Full Of Heart: My Story Of Survival, Strength And Spirit. He just revealed the cover on Friday through Facebook and Twitter.
“We all have a big explosion in our lives. We all face a war – it’s a different type of war, but we all face it. But we all can win it, as long as we continue to fight it and be optimistic about it.”
His book, Full of Heart, will be on shelves this October 30. Listen to part two of our interview below to hear more about his adventures being a first-time dad, his book, his experience and hardships he dealt with in the military, plus getting back into acting and more!
Here’s a sneak peek at J.R.’s book cover!