Celebrity Quotes: Dancing with the Stars Edition!

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How do each of the 12 new contestants on Dancing with the Stars rate their previous experience with the mambo? Or feel about the show overall? Let's find out...

• Tony award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur: "I want to wear the spray-on tan. The costumes. I just want to be part of that fun party thing."

• Radio personality Adam Carolla: "It's like a cosmic joke. Dancing's really the one thing I don't do."

• Actress Shannon Elizabeth: "I've always wondered how I'd do. It looks like fun."

• Actor Cristián de la Fuente, pictured: "I guess they needed one Latino per show. They went down the list and said, 'Let's call Cristián.' I don't want to let them down."

• Actor Steve Guttenberg: "It's my mom's favorite show."

• Actor/entertainer Penn Jillette: "When you look like Sasquatch, it's more comfortable watching the show."

• R&B singer Mario: "This is definitely something new for me. It's exciting. Every time I watch the show, I'm amazed how honest and real everyone is."

• Actress/businesswoman Priscilla Presley: "I'm putting myself out there. I'm out of my comfort zone. But what makes you grow is taking chances."

• Tennis star Monica Seles: "I'm a tennis player. I don't know a tango from a mango."

• Miami Dolphins football player Jason Taylor: "What are my teammates going to say? Good question."

• Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi: "I have the feeling people will expect more from me. But this is a whole new experience."


Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente