(NEW YORK) — Reality star Lisa Vanderpump of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules is among the new celebrity contestants set to hit the ballroom floor and compete in the 16th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Vanderpump Rules‘ castmate, Stassi Schroeder, a server at Sur, the restaurant featured on the series, tells ABC News Radio Vanderpump thinks she’ll be voted out early.
“I thought…she would do amazing, but she keeps talking herself down,” Schroeder says. “She’s like convincing me that she’s not going to do well. She’s like, ‘I’m only going to last one week, maybe two, if I’m lucky if my fans come out and vote for me.'”
Still, the Sur server doesn’t believe the self-deprecating Brit, and feels “she’ll last a while.”
Schroeder’s on-again off-again boyfriend, Jason “Jax” Taylor, feels the same way. “I think she’ll last longer just because of her popularity, regardless if she’s good or bad,” he told ABC News Radio.
And while neither has seen Vanderpump shake a tail feather inside Sur, they’re curious to see what Vanderpump’s husband, Ken, thinks of his wife’s dance moves.
The Dancing with the Stars ballroom opens its doors Monday night for 12 new celebrities. The ABC competition begins with a two-hour premiere, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
The cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars also includes The Bachelor‘s Sean Lowe, singer Wynonna Judd, comedian D.L. Hughley, boxer Victor Ortiz, Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman, comedian Andy Dick, Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, actor Ingo Rademacher, singer Kellie Pickler, Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill and NFL star Jacoby Jones.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications
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