Get To Know DWTS Finalists James Hinchcliffe, Laurie Hernandez & Calvin Johnson Jr!

LAURIE HERNANDEZ

Partner: Val Chmerkovskiy
Career: Olympic Gymnast
Hometown: Old Bridge, New Jersey
Age: 16

– She was the first Latina in over 10 years on the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team

– Her nickname is the Human Emoji!

– She and Val have an amazing friendship and Laurie considers Val an older brother

– “The past three months have just been awesome. When I look back at this experience, I’m going to remember learning how to dance in heels and getting blisters from that, I’m going to remember stepping on Val’s toes and elbowing him, and I’m going to remember getting dressed up and feeling like a princess wearing things I have never ever worn in my life before. It’s just been awesome,” Laurie recently shared about her experience

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