Dancing With the Stars’ Season 22 Celebs Announced—But Did 5 Random People Even Know Who They Were?! – E! Online

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Ready to make like an owl and say “who” a lot? Yep, it’s time for another season of Dancing With the Stars!

We asked five random people—a DWTS super-fan, a lawyer, an entertainment reporter, a twenty-something bro and a theme park attractions host—to weigh in on season 22’s line-up of contestants, including Fuller House‘s Jodie Sweetin, three (!) football players and a former star of The O.C. 

So how many of ABC’s newest stars did our panel actually know? Check out the hilarious results for yourself…

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Jodie SweetinFrederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Jodie Sweetin (partnered with Keo Motsepe)
DWTS Super-Fan: Oh, I heard  that. She was on Full House. She was so annoying on that show.
Lawyer: Meh.
Entertainment Reporter: STEPHANIE TANNER.
Twenty-Something Bro: Oh s–t, Steph Tanner.
Theme Park Attractions Host: Yes, Full House, obvi.
Who She Really Is: Former child star, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and recently reprised the same role in Netflix’s hit series, Fuller House. She’s been candid about her past drug use, which she wrote about in her 2010 memoir,  UnSweetined.

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Nyle DiMarco (partnered with Peta Murgatroyd)
DWTS Super-Fan: I’m going to say a football player because my son told me there are three football players this season or something.
Lawyer: Nope.
Entertainment Reporter: Damn, that just sounds like a Vine star.
Twenty-Something Bro: Nope. They should tighten up their definition of “celebrity.”
Theme Park Attractions Host: I don’t know who that is but he sounds like he’s probably from the UK or something.
Who He Really Is: The first-ever deaf winner of America’s Next Top Model, who made headlines when he announced he was sexually fluid. He also appeared on Freeform’s Switched at Birth. Not from the UK. 

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Mischa Barton, TIFFGeorge Pimentel/WireImage

Mischa Barton (partnered with Artem Chigvintsev)
DWTS Super-Fan: Oh, she’s from The O.C. and she had a drug problem, right?
Lawyer: Model? Actress? I feel like she’s a model.
Entertainment Reporter: Original OC HBIC.
Twenty-Something Bro: That sounds familiar, but it only rings a bell.
Theme Park Attractions Host: She was on The O.C. and then turned into a mess and got Sara Paxton and Corbin Bleu‘s model TV show canceled! 
Who She Really Is: Marissa Cooper from The O.C., duh! The actress struggled with her quick rise to fame—a DUI arrest and possessing marijuana in 2007, and in 2009, she was admitted into a psych ward under an involuntary hold. She later starred on the shortlived modeling show, The Beautiful Life: TBL, and recently appeared on Recovery Road

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Geraldo Rivera (partnered with Edyta Sliwinska)
DWTS Super-Fan: [Maniacal laughter.] That’s not his real name by the way! It’s Jerry something! That freakin’ moustache.
Lawyer: Ew.
Entertainment Reporter: Stop it. Daytime host. Still inferior to queen Ricki Lake.
Twenty-Something Bro: I recognize that name too. Is he a comedian?
Theme Park Attractions Host: OH MY GOD YEAH! He was the Fox host who would post shirtless pictures even though he’s like 70. So I’m kind of like “Slay!” but I’m kind of like “Stop :-(“
Who He Really Is: He’s an attorney, reporter, author, and talk show host, who is no stranger to reality TV, thanks to his memorable stint on The Celebrity Apprentice.

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Kim Fields (partnered with Sasha Farber)
DWTS Super-Fan: Oh my god, she’s on it?! That’s Tootie!
Lawyer: Tootie’s making those reality TV rounds.
Entertainment Reporter: Real Housewives cast member. Rolling the dice here and guessing Real Housewives of OC.
Twenty-Something Bro: Nope. Well, I just looked her up and I still have no idea.
Theme Park Attractions Host: TOOTIE! And I obviously only know that because she returned from the dead for the Real Housewives.
Who She Really Is: The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is known for her work as Tootie on The Facts of Life and Regina of Living Single

Antonio BrownMike Windle/Getty Images

Antonio Brown (partnered with Sharna Burgess)
DWTS Super-Fan: he sounds like a football player.
Lawyer: Nope.
Entertainment Reporter: NFL player
Twenty-Something Bro: Like the Pittsburgh Steeler? I think it’s pretty cool… I didn’t know that they do that while still playing football.
Theme Park Attractions Host: Honestly, I have no idea.
Who He Really Is: The Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-star wide receiver.

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Marla MaplesJason Kempin/Getty Images for Global Green

Marla Maples (partnered with Tony Dovolani)
DWTS Super-Fan: Isn’t that Donald Trump’s ex-wife?
Lawyer: Divorce won’t stop her from riding those golden coattails ‘til the very end.
Entertainment Reporter: Heir to the Maple Syrup Empire.
Twenty-Something Bro: Never heard of her.
Theme Park Attractions Host: One of Trump’s ex-wives. I’m sure she doesn’t really do anything of value, so people probably label her as a “personality.”
Who She Really Is: Donald Trump’s second wife, Marla is also an actress and TV personality.

Doug FlutiePaul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Doug Flutie (partnered with Karina Smirnoff)
DWTS Super-Fan: Oh, I know, he’s a football player. He had the cereal and everything, didn’t he?
Lawyer: Nope.
Entertainment Reporter: Please tell me Doug Flutie  is the guy LC dates on The Hills?!
Twenty-Something Bro: Yeah, I know him! He’s a retired football player.
Theme Park Attractions Host: Again, I don’t know him so he probably plays some kind of sport. But his name is cool. 
Who He Really Is: A retired NFL quarterback, who did have his own cereal, Flutie Flakes.

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Von MillerJason Merritt/Getty Images

Von Miller (partnered with Witney Carson)
DWTS Super-Fan: Some sort of an Olympian?
Lawyer: Nope.
Entertainment Reporter: Damn, ANOTHER NFL player! The final three gonna be LIT.
Twenty-Something Bro: Yup. Broncos’ linebacker. Super Bowl MVP.
Theme Park Attractions Host: Don’t know him. With a first name like Von he could do anything though!
Who He Really Is: What the twenty-something bro said.

Paige VanZant David Becker/WireImage

Paige VanZant (partnered with Mark Ballas)
DWTS Super-Fan: I don’t know, somebody’s daughter?
Lawyer: Silvio’s daughter?
Entertainment Reporter: Sounds like a Gossip Girl character, but I’m going to guess Disney Channel alum?
Twenty-Something Bro: Nope. She’s pretty cute, but no.
Theme Park Attractions Host: She’s a UFC fighter and she’s pretty young, I think. 
Who She Really Is: An MMA fighter who competes in the Women’s Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Wanya MorrisRay Tamarra/GC Images

Wanya Morris (partnered with Lindsay Arnold)
DWTS Super-Fan: I have no clue. Is it a boy or a girl? Must be a football player.
Lawyer: I’m going to forget I read his name on this list so I can continue loving Boyz II Men,
Entertainment Reporter: Snapchat celebrity. That’s a thing, right?
Twenty-Something Bro: Nope. But I know Boyz II Men.
Theme Park Attractions Host: No idea. Possibly another a UFC fighter, with a really inspirational backstory about starting from the bottom?
Who He Really Is: Founding member of the R&B group Boyz II Men, dated former DWTS contestant Brandy in the ‘90s.

Ginger ZeeNoam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald

Ginger Zee (partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy)
DWTS Super-Fan: I have no idea. A singer? Her last name is just the letter ‘Z’?
Lawyer: Nope.
Entertainment Reporter: Former child star? I have no idea.
Twenty-Something Bro: Nope. Also looked her up and still, no.
Theme Park Attractions Host: #GMAAAAAAA!!!! She gives me the weather updates. Love all my Good Morning America peeps.
Who She Really Is: Good Morning America‘s chief meteorologist.

DWTS premieres Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Dancing With the Stars’ Season 22 Celebs Announced—But Did 5 Random People Even Know Who They Were?! – E! Online