Could Carole Baskin Beat the Record for the Oldest Celebrity Ever to Win ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Carole Baskin from the Netflix series

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin joins Dancing with the Stars for season 29, and followers of the long-running dance competitors are shocked. How outdated is the big-cat rights activist from the Netflix docuseries? Could she turn into the oldest movie star to win the mirror ball?

Carole Baskin from the Netflix series 'Tiger King'
Carole Baskin from the Netflix collection ‘Tiger King’ | Netflix

Who was the oldest contestant to win ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

The celebrities that compete on Dancing with the Stars embody actors, singers, comedians, musicians, entrepreneurs, actuality TV stars, journalists, web personalities, and newsmakers. With the wide range of individuals comes huge variations in age as nicely. 

The youngest particular person to compete was actor Willow Shields throughout season 20, on the age of 14. While the oldest particular person to take part was actor Cloris Leachman in season seven, on the age of 82. 

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To date, there have been 28 winners of the well-known mirror ball. Of these, the youngest was solely 16 — Laurie Hernandez of season 23. The oldest winner of Dancing with the Stars was singer Donny Osmond on the age of 51. He received in season 9 of the present and stays the oldest winner ever up to now. Could Carole Baskin steal his title?

How outdated is future ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Carole Baskin?

Carole Baskin drew widespread public consideration when she was part of the 2020 Netflix documentary collection Tiger King. However, the publicity was principally adverse. The personal zoo operator Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage claimed that the Florida Big Cat Rescue proprietor killed her second husband, Don Lewis.

The newly introduced Dancing with the Stars contestant criticized the documentary as “salacious and sensational,” based on The Wrap. She is hoping to make it as far within the competitors as doable in order that the large cats can keep within the public eye. 

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The animal rights activist is 59 years outdated however prepared to bop, regardless of what her husband, Howard Baskin, says.

“My husband says for me to win the mirror ball, it’s going to take a miracle,” she mentioned in a promo for the present.

Why did Carole Baskin agree to affix the dancing competitors? 

“I would rather work with apex predators like lions, tigers,” Carole Baskin admitted. “They are a whole lot less scary than getting out there on the dance floor.”

Although Baskin may be very nervous about dancing, she is becoming a member of the competitors to assist her Big Cat Rescue and save extra cats.

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“The biggest thing for me is that the longer my partner and I can stay in the running and in the competition, it will keep the cats’ forefront in the viewers’ eye and to me,” she advised E! News. “And to me, that was the place Tiger King missed the ball. It actually ought to have been targeted on the animals. And so, I’m hoping Dancing with the Stars will do this.”

Dancing with the Stars Season 29 premieres Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on ABC.

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