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Now: Kelly Monaco Kelly is still going strong as Sam on General Hospital. She has been on the soap opera since 2003, and theres no signs of her slowing down any time soon. Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

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Then: Drew Lachey 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey cranked up the heat with partner Cheryl Burke on one of the most memorable freestyle performance ever . The singer took home the Mirror Ball Trophy during the second season. Adam Larkey - Getty Images

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Now: Drew Lachey Most recently, Drew took a chance on another reality competition : American Ninja Warrior. Yes, you read that right. He didnt make it past the second obstacle, but older brother Nick Lachey was on FaceTime to cheer him on. Andrew Chin - Getty Images

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Then: Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smiths quick feet led him to a successful stint on DWTS. The all-time leading rusher was paired with Cheryl, who won back-to-back seasons. Emmitt is still a fan favorite. Adam Larkey - Getty Images

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Now: Emmitt Smith The former Dallas Cowboy now has his stake in several business ventures. His latest is a chain of high-end barber shops . Imagine getting your haircut and owner Emmitt Smith walks in?! Icon Sportswire - Getty Images

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Then: Apolo Ohno More than a year after taking home one gold and two bronze medals at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, Apolo took off the skates and swapped them for dancing shoes. The speed skater and pro Julianne Hough were a great pair on the dance floor. Carol Kaelson - Getty Images

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Now: Apolo Ohno Apolo has lent his voice to speed skating commentary for the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Hes likely to do the same thing in 2022 (or at least one can hope). Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

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Then: Helio Castroneves Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves won season five of DWTS. He was partnered with Julianne, and their on-the-floor chemistry was undeniable. No one can forget that kiss during their fast-paced mambo! Carol Kaelson - Getty Images

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Now: Helio Castroneves Helio is still an IndyCar racer and part of Team Penske. In 2016, he earned almost $1.3 million . Chris Graythen - Getty Images

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Then: Kristi Yamaguchi Kristi Yamaguchi secured the Mirror Ball Trophy in season six of DWTS. The Olympic figure skaters jive with partner Mark Ballas is iconic. Michael Desmond - Getty Images

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Now: Kristi Yamaguchi Kristi is still fully ingrained in the figure skating community. She was honored by the Ice Theatre of New York in 2018 . Ed Rode - Getty Images

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Then: Brooke Burke Former Playboy model Brooke Burke and pro Derek Hough danced their way to the season seven win. Brooke was up against Warren Sapp and Lance Bass. Kelsey McNeal - Getty Images

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Now: Brooke Burke After winning, Brooke co-hosted DWTS with Tom Bergeron for eight seasons. Brooke now has four children, but her body is still rockin . Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

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Then: Shawn Johnson A lot of people thought Gilles Marini had season eight in the bag, but Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson danced her heart out with Mark. He definitely put her gymnastics to use . Kelsey McNeal - Getty Images

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Now: Shawn Johnson Shawn announced her retirement from gymnastics in 2012. She married football free agent Andrew East, and theyre expecting their first child . Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

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Then: Donny Osmond Its no surprise the theatrical Donny Osmond was able to win DWTS season nine. He was paired with Kym Johnson, who honed into Donnys skills perfectly. Adam Larkey - Getty Images

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Now: Donny Osmond Donny was the runner up in the first season of FOXs hit show The Masked Singer. His disguise was Peacock, and he fell to T-Pain as the Monster. He said that experience was the most fun thing hes ever done. Eric McCandless - Getty Images

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Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger was paired with Derek, and that led them to the win for season 10. The former Pussycat Doll definitely has the moves, and she showed that . Kelsey McNeal - Getty Images

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Now: Nicole Scherzinger Nicole has had several stints on reality TV competitions since DWTS. She was a judge on The X Factor and is currently on the panels for Australias Got Talent and The Masked Singer. MICHAEL TRAN - Getty Images

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Then: Jennifer Grey Dirty Dancing came in handy for this actress. Jennifer Grey and Derek beat out Disney star Kyle Massey and Sarah Palins daughter Bristol in season 11. Adam Larkey - Getty Images

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Now: Jennifer Grey Jennifer had an arc on Greys Anatomy in its most recent season. She played the mother of Betty, who was living with Amelia Shepherd. Frazer Harrison - Getty Images

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Then: Hines Ward NFL MVP Hines Ward and partner Kym touchdown-danced their way to the season 12 title. The former Pittsburgh Steeler became the first football player to win since Emmitt in season three. Taylor Hill - Getty Images

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Now: Hines Ward Hines retired from the NFL after the 2011 season. This year, he was hired as an offensive assistant for the New York Jets, his first full-time coaching gig. Julio Aguilar/AAF - Getty Images

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Then: J.R. Martinez Veteran and All My Children star J.R. Martinez and dancer Karina Smirnoff earned the Mirror Ball Trophy during season 13 of DWTS. The pair's Viennese waltz to "Breakaway" will take your breath away. Stephen Lovekin - Getty Images

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Now: J.R. Martinez J.R. spends most of his time giving keynotes and motivational speeches. In 2012, he released his New York Times best-selling memoir , Full of Heart: My Story Of Survival, Strength and Spirit. Dominik Bindl - Getty Images

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Then: Donald Driver Former Green Bay Packer Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd secured the Mirror Ball during season 14. The pair beat out model William Levy and singer Katherine Jenkins. Taylor Hill - Getty Images

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Now: Donald Driver Donald is a co-owner of the athletic training company Driven Elite. The wide receiver owns it with John Myers and baseball player Aaron Westlake. Leon Bennett - Getty Images

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Then: Melissa Rycroft Bachelor winner-then-dumpee (Arie wasn't the first Bachelor to marry his runner up!) Melissa Rycroft finished first on the All-Stars seaon of DWTS. She danced with pro Tony Dovolani. D Dipasupil - Getty Images

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Now: Melissa Rycroft The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and husband Tye Strickland started their own podcast, Logically Irrational , in 2018, which is available on iTunes. Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images

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Then: Kellie Pickler Country singer Kellie Pickler and Derek took home the Mirror Ball trophy in season 16. The pair beat out the likes of Zendaya and Aly Raisman for the title. Adam Taylor - Getty Images

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Now: Kellie Pickler The American Idol winner has turned to acting in Hallmark movies. She recently starred alongside Wes Brown for Christmas at Graceland and its sequel, Wedding at Graceland. Jean Baptiste Lacroix - Getty Images

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Then: Amber Riley Derek won back-to-back years, with Glee star Amber Riley securing the second on season 17. You have to see their explosive and sassy freestyle . Adam Taylor - Getty Images

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Now: Amber Riley Amber became one-third of British-American supergroup Leading Ladies, which released its debut album, Songs from the Stage, in 2017. Amber also performed in the West End London stage production of Dreamgirls for two years. Gregg DeGuire - Getty Images

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Then: Meryl Davis Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy won season 18 of DWTS. The Olympic ice dancer competed against her IRL partner, Charlie White. Slaven Vlasic - Getty Images

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Now: Meryl Davis Meryl married fellow skater Fedor Andreev in a European wedding this summer. Meryl and Charlie still skate together, though they've said they won't return to comeptition. Michael Tullberg - Getty Images

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Then: Alfonso Ribeiro Alfonso Ribeiro's energy definitely contributed to his season 19 win. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor and partner Witney Carson had fun incorporating the Carlton and it became the stuff of DWTS legends. Fred Lee - Getty Images

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Now: Alfonso Ribeiro Alfonso took over hosting America's Funniest Home Videos in 2015. Who did he replace? DWTS host Tom Bergeron. I bet he got some great tips while he was on set! Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

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Then: Rumer Willis Broadway performer (and daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis!) Rumer Willis and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy were able to dance their way to the top of season 20. Those Chicago moves surely didn't hurt her ability to perform on the dance floor. Adam Taylor - Getty Images

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Now: Rumer Willis Rumer showed her vocal talents and shocked judges on The Masked Singer, and her acting credits are increasing. She has appeared in more than 20 episodes of Empire and can be seen in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood. Kevin Winter - Getty Images

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Then: Bindi Irwin Conservationist and TV personality Bindi Irwin won season 21 of DWTS. She was partnered with Derek, and the two beat out Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Adam Taylor - Getty Images

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Now: Bindi Irwin Bindi got engaged to longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell in July. She still works with her mom Terri at the Australia Zoo, keeping the memory of her late father Steve alive. JC Olivera - Getty Images

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Then: Nyle DiMarco America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco and Peta won the Mirror Ball Trophy in the show's 22nd iteration. Nyle is the first person who is Deaf to win the dancing competition. Eric McCandless - Getty Images

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Now: Nyle DiMarco Since appearing on DWTS, Nyle has guest-starred on Sundance Channel's This Close and ABC's Grey's Anatomy spinoff Station 19. The model is also a Deaf and LGBTQ activist. Thomas Niedermueller - Getty Images

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Then: Laurie Hernandez "The Human Emoji" Laurie Hernandez paired up with Val for season 23. The Olympic gold medalist is the youngest female to win the show, taking home the Mirror Ball at just 16 years old. Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

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Now: Laurie Hernandez After the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Laurie needed a mental and physical break from gymnastics, she told PEOPLE . But she's back in the gym and training to make the 2020 Tokyo team. Michael Tran - Getty Images

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Then: Rashad Jennings Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater found themselves holding the Mirror Ball Trophy at the end of season 24. The former NFL running back used those quick feet to his advantage . Adam Rose - Getty Images

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Now: Rashad Jennings Rashad is now the author of children's book series Coin Slot Chronicles. The bestselling books follow Arcade as he uses a mysterious golden token to travel in time to meet different people. Allen Berezovsky - Getty Images

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Then: Jordan Fisher Actor and singer Jordan Fisher owns the record for the most perfect scores on DWTS, so it's no shock he won season 25 with his partner Lindsay Arnold. Jordan was also the youngest-ever male winner at 23. Adam Rose - Getty Images

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Now: Jordan Fisher Jordan was tapped to host DWTS spinoff show Dancing With The Stars: Juniors alongside fellow season 25 competitor Frankie Muniz. You can also catch him next year in the highly anticipated Netflix film To All The Boys I Love Before: P.S. I Still Love You. Paul Morigi - Getty Images

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Then: Adam Rippon Adam Rippon became the third ice skater to win DWTS when he took home the trophy on the all-athletes season 26. His partner Jenna Johnson found a way to highlight his skills early on . Kelsey McNeal - Getty Images

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Now: Adam Rippon Adam hosts his own YouTube series, Break The Ice , in which he interviews a celebrity and gives them a skating lesson. You also might recognize him in Taylor Swift's "You Need To Calm Down" music video ! Albert L. Ortega - Getty Images

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Then: Bobby Bones Bobby Bones and partner Sharna Burgess won the most recent season of DWTS. The radio show host beat out actors Milo Manheim and Evanna Lynch in the controversial finale. Eric McCandless - Getty Images

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Now: Bobby Bones Bobby still hosts The Bobby Bones Show. He will also return as an in-house mentor for American Idol, and might even dabble in politics . Only time will tell. Jason Kempin - Getty Images