Ballroom Backstories: The Dramatic Past of the 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast

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"Dancing With the Stars" is supposed to be all about the ballroom, but, when it comes to the show's latest cast, it's all about the backstories.

The incoming class of competitors on the hit ABC dancing competition boasts some major prequels to their paso dobles, so these stars will have no problem coming up with material when it's time to tell a personal story through dance later in the season! From weight debates to veggie tales, here's a look at the behind-the-scenes (and dramatic!) backstories of the "DWTS" Season 17 cast. — Victoria Leigh Miller, Yahoo TV

"Dancing With the Stars" premieres Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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