Joseph Baena has been selected to compete on the upcoming Dancing with the Stars season. The son of seasoned actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, Baena, will make an appearance in the show’s 31st season, according to Deadline. After switching from network television, the next season will be the first to debut on the show’s new home at Disney+.
Baena is an old pro who happens to resemble his father in some aspects and has been doing things in a similar manner. Olympic weightlifter Baena has been working for an acting career. Despite his relationship to his well-known father, Baena chooses not to use the Schwarzenegger surname in his professional endeavours because he feels that doing so would be disrespectful to his mother and would hinder his ability to establish himself as a performer.
“I do not have a problem with my last name, and I already have one. My last name is nice “Inside Edition already heard from Baena. “My professional destiny is entirely mine. One of the things that drives me most is my mother, and after seeing how hard she works, I want to do well for her.”
Even though he didn’t use his father’s last name, Baena continued, “I still want to make my dad proud.” “Likewise for my father. what he created out of nothing. My parents are immigrants who essentially started something from scratch. So, seeing them has greatly motivated me, and I want to do well by them. I want to be proud of myself.”
It’s unclear who else will be competing in the forthcoming season of Dancing with the Stars since the full lineup has not yet been formally revealed for the show’s 31st season. The new season’s co-hosts are Alfonso Ribeiro and Tyra Banks, while the judges’ panel includes Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough. Ribeiro had previously participated in the show as a competitor, and Banks joined as the host in season 29. Additionally, the two had collaborated on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The official announcement of Ribeiro’s role as co-host came earlier this summer. “Dancing with the Stars has been such an essential part of my life for so many years, and I am happy to officially re-join this tight-knit family as co-host,” Ribeiro said in a statement.
Banks continued: “I’ve known Alfonso since I was 19 years old, and every time I see him, he makes me happy. It warms my heart to have such a fun-loving, devoted buddy as a co-host. It will be so much fun to exchange jabs with him in person!”