It’s the beginning of the end tonight for Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, as the first half of the two-part finale premieres. Curious about the celebs who made the cut? We’ve culled a few fun factoids about the final four: Kellie Pickler, Zendaya Coleman, Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman.
(partnered with Derek Hough)
Bald or not, Kellie is always beautiful in our book — and we’re not the only ones who think so. This year, the blonde bombshell earned a spot on Maxim’s Hot 100. Her response? “I have met some beautiful people on the exterior, but as soon as they open their mouths, it’s like ‘eww,” she says. “People ask, ‘What’s beauty?’ I think it is when you have a good attitude, and I think that really shines through.”
Like any good girl, Kel harbors a minor addiction… to shoes. On the best thing about being famous, she told the Richmond Times Dispatch, “Now I can afford my shoe addiction, “But the hardest thing is finding a closet to fit them all. My dining room is my shoe closet right now.”
(partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy)
Ever wonder what the story behind Zendaya’s unique name is? Well, her dad kind of made it up — but it did evolve from a special meaning. “It means ‘to give thanks’ in the language of Shona, which is an African language. It was originally Chendaya or something like that, but my dad was really a fan of Z’s at the time. All my brothers and sisters have Zs in their names. So he added that, plus the whole ‘Zen’ factor. So it’s kind of a creation, plus a little bit of the language, so it’s really cool.”
(partnered with Karina Smirnoff)
Mama Jones — an audience fixture this season — knows how to entertain! Since the Super Bowl was held in New Orleans so close to Jacoby’s home, his mom made a heaping, home-cooked meal up for the entire team and their families. What was on the menu? Southern faves like gumbo, jambalaya, mac n’ cheese and bread pudding.
What does this super athletic dude enjoy doing when he isn’t making historic 108-yard kickoff touchdown returns or wowing the judges with his Argentine tango? Word has it Jacoby loves to tear up the water on a jet ski.
(partnered with Mark Ballas)
Coming soon to a clothing store near you? Sure, if she has anything to say about it. “When I’m older, I want to have my own workout clothes line, like leggings and cute jackets in bright and fun colors,” Aly revealed during an interview with Us Weekly.
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