The 16-year-old Olympic gymnast spoke to People at the event, brushing off the comments about taking a break after competing in the Olympics.
“I don’t need a break,” Laurie said and adding how she found out she would be competing this season: “I remember having a workout at the Olympics and my coach was like, ‘Oh yeah, by the way, you’re doing Dancing with the Stars, and so I was freaking out.”
Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson, Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold, Marilu Henner and Derek Hough, Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev, Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Terra Jole and Sasha Farber, Rick Perry and Emma Slater, Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson, James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess, Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker were also at the event.
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