|When the pros become the stars|
Our favorite 'Dancing With the Stars' professionals who have reached their own level of stardom
By Michaela Sinclair
For 15 seasons, "Dancing With the Stars" has dazzled us with incredible performances and seduced us with titillating choreography. Ranging from Olympic athletes to teen heartthrobs, the "stars" have consistently surprised us with their dance skills (or lack of) and confused us with their questionable caliber of stardom. In a twist of fate, the professionals have now become the stars we're tuning in for season after season. (Ricki Lake was reportedly starstruck upon meeting her pro, Derek Hough.)
Before this season's "Dancing With the Stars" premieres on Monday, March 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, we have a look at how our favorite ballroom dance professionals have become stars in their own right.