Deborah Gibson hoping to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/08/2009
Deborah Gibson wasn't much of a celebrity ice skater, so now she apparently wants to try her luck as a dancer.
The former Skating with Celebrities participant recently encouraged her fans to start a petition with the goal of landing her a roster spot on an upcoming edition of Dancing with the Stars.
"DWTS won't cast me cuz I did skating show!? I didn't produce it - just on it! Did u guys know that? Start a petition!!!!" she wrote in a Wednesday posting on her Twitter page.
The suggestion worked, as fan Ashley Honsinger subsequently started a petition and posted links to it on Gibson's personal website.
"This is an online petition to have Ms. Deborah Gibson cast on DANCING WITH THE STARS," reads the petition. "We all know that she would be an AMAZING contestant so let's get her on there! Show your support and get everyone you know to sign!"
While Gibson subsequently acknowledged she was "half joking" about the petition, she's also apparently intrigued by the idea of competing on Dancing with the Stars if she can muster the support.
"Let's get crrrazy [numbers] of peeps to sign and then I'll make them aware : )" wrote Gibson in a Thursday posting on her Twitter page. "Now w/ more exposure, who knows?!?"