Two were crowned champions — Shawn Johnson in 2009 and Laurie Hernandez just last year.
Johnson and Hernandez, as teens, were the youngest champions in show history. Biles, who turned 20 years old on Tuesday, is paired with Russian-born Australian professional dancer Sasha Farber, who has never made the top four in four show appearances. The Texan emphasized that she never danced with a man before Farber (though she did get pretty close with singer Jake Miller in a music video last year).
Liukin was born on October 30, 1989, in Moscow, Russia SFSR, Soviet Union.
In October 2011, Liukin announced that she was returning to gymnastics with the hopes of making a second Olympic team.
; born October 30, 1989) is a Russian American retired artistic gymnast. national champion, winning twice as a junior and twice as a senior. She is the only child of two former Soviet champion gymnasts: 1988 Summer Olympics gold medalist Valeri Liukin and 1987 world clubs champion in rhythmic gymnastics Anna Kotchneva.
She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, the 20 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual, Liukin is tied with Shannon Miller for the third-highest tally of World Championship medals (among U. and settled first in New Orleans before moving to Texas.
“I want to learn how to dance,” Biles said after being announced as a cast member March 1.
Nastia won the women's all-around gymnastics Gold Medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and most recently rumors have swirled that she is dating 2010 men's figure skating Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek.
While Lysacek seemingly confirmed the relationship in an interview... " Nastia mentions Evan several times in her Twitter stream, and the two have been rumored to be a romantic item.
She graduated from Spring Creek Academy, located in Plano, Texas, in the spring of 2007.
She enrolled as a freshman international business major at Southern Methodist University in January 2008, and took a leave from classes to concentrate on preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games.