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Zany Designer Betsey Johnson Joins Dancing With the Stars

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At 73 years old, fashion icon Betsey Johnson is joining the season 19 cast of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Her competition includes fellow senior citizen Tommy Chong (he is 76!), as well as Olympian Lolo Jones, YouTube star Bethany Mota, and actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. They all better watch out, because Betsy already has the splits down. Here's hoping she works her signature post-runway show cartwheel into her Dancing With The Stars routines.
· Betsey Johnson, 73, and Tommy Chong, 76, expected to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' [NY Daily News]
· 'Dancing With the Stars' reveals Season 19 cast [USA Today]
· Betsey Johnson, Fashion Fairy Godmother, on Moving Forward [Racked]