'DWTS' Season 13 Cast Announced

After months of speculation, "Dancing with the Stars" has chosen their eclectic lineup for Season 13.


The cast includes: transgender advocate Chaz Bono; CNN host Nancy Grace; model Elisabetta Canalis; NBA player Ron Artest; former "The Hills" starlet Kristin Cavallari; TV personality Ricki Lake; singer Chynna Phillips; U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo; actor David Arquette; Kardashian family member Rob Kardashian; celebrity stylist Carson Kressley; and "All My Children" actor and Iraqi war veteran J.R. Martinez.

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Bono told, "Doing this show is an opportunity for me to reach a larger more mainstream audience with just a simple message of being transgender is okay and not something to be scared of."

The contestants, whose professional dancer pairings will be announced Wednesday on "Good Morning America," will hit the dance floor September 19 on ABC!