Dancing with the Stars' six female thirteenth-season celebrities will be model and George Clooney ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, former The Hills star Kristin Cavallari, legal commentator Nancy Grace, former talk show host Ricki Lake, singer and actress Chynna Phillips, and American women's soccer star Hope Solo.
The six male celebrities will be actor David Arquette, NBA basketball player Ron Artest, transgender advocate Chaz Bono, Keeping Up with the Kardashians sibling Rob Kardashian, fashion expert and former Queer Eye star Carson Kressley, and Iraqi war veteran and All My Children soap star J.R. Martinez.
Bono was born Chastity Bono to entertainers Sonny and Cher in 1969 but reportedly underwent a sex change in 2009 and legally became a man last year.
"[He's] stuck in New York and couldn't be here tonight," Bergeron said as he announced Kressley's participation.
Dancing with theStars' thirteenth edition will premiere on Monday, September 19 at 8PM ET/PT,
All 12 celebrities will perform a dance routine with their professional partner during the premiere, and the couple with the lowest combination of the judges' scores and home viewer votes will be eliminated on the following night's results show.
Dancing with the Stars' thirteenth-season professional partner pairings will be announced Wednesday morning on Good Morning America.