‘Dancing with the Stars’ revealed some of the contestants for its new season and controversial chef and food reality star Paula Deen was on the top of the list. Paula will be joining the 21st season of the reality dance competition in an effort to continue to rebuild her reputation after she had a huge fallout in 2013 over some racist comments she admitted to under oath. The reality star recently launched her own online network to continue her southern cooking empire and build back up what she has lost over the past two years.
Recently, Paula revealed her battle with obesity and diabetes and took it upon herself to lose 100 lbs and cook with healthier ingredients in an effort to help those who suffer with the same ailments. She is taking this a step further by competing on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ The cast is already rounding out to be one of the most varied yet with Paula joining the likes of Bindi Irwin who is dancing in memory of the late Steve Irwin and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter.
The show returns this fall with a two-night season premiere beginning September 14, 2015.