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'Dancing With The Stars' cast talks about costumes

March 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's pins and needles time for the new couples who'll perform on "Dancing With The Stars."

Eleven celebrities and their professional partners are gearing up for the start of season 12. These couples have spent the better part of three weeks getting the actual dance moves down.

But there's also another concern for many of them, and it's a big part of the competition- the wardrobe.

"That was something I was so excited about," said Chelsea Kane. "The makeup, the hair, costumes, miniskirts. And then I get the season with the playboy bunny and the SI swimsuit model."

"I do like glittery clothes," said Kirstie Alley. "That's where I wish I was really skinny, you know those skimpy outfits. I love them. But I won't be sporting them. Honestly, no."

"I'll wear chicken wings," said Chris Jericho. "No reservations when it comes to that."

Normally when Hines Ward is on the football field he is tough, focused and wearing a uniform that says "don't mess with me." But on "Dancing With The Stars," Hines said he's ready for his sensitive side to come out.

"I am, I actually I am," said Ward. "I know I'm going to get ragged a lot from a lot of guys in the locker room, but I'm in it to win it."

"I tried on my pants today, they were very high-waisted and very tight," said Sugar Ray Leonard. "And I tried on a couple shirts that were exposing a lot of my chest, but it was cool."

"I've been a big fan of chiffon and sequins my whole life," said Mike Catherwood. "Now I am just happy that I have a venue to display that to the masses."

The entire Season 12 partners:

  • Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
  • WWE wrestler Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
  • Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff
  • Model Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
  • Rapper and actor Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
  • Football star Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
  • Reality star Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel
  • Talk show host Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani
  • Radio personality Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer

For a list of frequently asked questions regarding voting on "Dancing With The Stars," visit: http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/vote-faq.

"Dancing With the Stars" kicks off Season 12 on Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC7.