Season 23 (yes, you read that right!) of Dancing With the Stars is nearly upon us, and with the release of the surprising new cast line-up, which includes Olympians Laurie Hernandez (who had the BEST time at the VMAs) and the real (not Jimmy Fallon) Ryan Lochte (damage control, anyone?), Vanilla Ice and Texas Governor Rick Perry, to name a few, we think it’s a little more than likely that we’re in for one wild ride of a season. If you’re chomping at the bit to see which of these performers will take home the Mirrorball trophy this year (come onnnnn, Laurie!), you’re not alone. In the meantime, however, check out what has become of the show’s whopping 22 former champions with our “where are they now” roundup!

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actress Kelly Monaco walks the red carpet at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for NATAS)

1. Kelly Monaco: Though Kelly was unable to defend her title as the OG Dancing With the Stars Mirrorball champion when she returned to the show in 2012, ultimately placing third, she’s always got General Hospital to fall back on: Girl is still going strong after 13 years on the show. (Photo via Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty)

NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Drew Lachey attends Clearasil's Ultimate Dance Competition at the Hard Rock Caf? in Times Square on April 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

2. Drew Lachey: Do we *really* need to tell you what Drew’s been up to as of late? 98. Degrees. REUNION! Following his Dancing stint, Drew reunited with his old bandmates, brother Nick Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre, as well as fellow ’00 band favorites O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Dream this summer for a reunion tour that ran from June through August. (Photo via Andrew H. Walker/Getty)

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Former NFL player and pageant judge Emmitt Smith attends the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

3. Emmitt Smith: Emmitt Smith has been a busy man since he left both the world of professional football and ballroom dancing — the former NFL player has worked as both a sports commentator and an entrepreneur, developing real estate and construction companies through his own company, Emmitt Smith Enterprises. Though he lost out at a second shot to Mirrorball glory (he was sent home in the ninth week of the show’s 15th all-star season), he seems to be doing jusssstttt find in the world of business — his latest venture is The Gents Place, a men’s membership-based grooming and lifestyle service that he wants to see franchised into 150 stores over the next five years. (Photo via Ethan Miller/Getty)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Olympian Apolo Ohno attends the Global Green USA's 13th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at the Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel on February 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

4. Apolo Anton Ohno: Apolo just took home what might have been an even more prestigious trophy than the Mirrorball he won back in back in 2007, when he was inducted into the US speedskating hall of fame this May. He also got his feet wet on the other side of the desk at the Rio games as an NBC Sports desk reporter. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)

FORT WORTH, TX - MARCH 19: Helio Castroneves speaks during the unveiling of "Big Hoss" the largest HD video board in the world at Texas Motor Speedway on March 19, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

5. Hélio Castroneves: This race car driver has a one-track (pun intended) mind: Since winning season five of the show, he’s been plenty busy (what else?!) doing his thing on the actual track, giving his all at the Indy Firestone 600 event last week (Hélio placed fifth). (Photo via Gary Miller/Getty)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Former Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi attends Rolling Stone Live SF with Talent Resources on February 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)

6. Kristi Yamaguchi: An admitted homebody (as she shared with People last year), Kristi has kept a relatively low profile since her big win in 2008, though she does take plenty of time out from hanging with her hubby and her two daughters to work. She now has two children’s books under her belt, and she  continues to make guest appearances on the small screen when the occasion calls for it (most recently on Celebrity Family Feud). (Photo via Rich Polk/Getty)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 16: Brooke Burke attends the LA Premiere of the Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures title “Ben-Hur”, at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Paramount Pictures)

7. Brooke Burke-Charvet: The season seven winner and former DWTS co-host has been out of the limelight for a while, spending time with her husband and three kids, but will make her triumphant return to television come this January as a contestant on another reality show, The New Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Former gymnast Shawn Johnson teams up with Dove to launch #mybeautymysay and stop sexist media commentary of female athletes. The billboard in Times Square launched on July 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Dove)

8. Shawn Johnson: While the fantastic five were following in Shawn’s footsteps with their gymnastics Olympic gold, the season eight Dancing winner, who recently tied the knot to NFL husband Andrew East, was busy playing matchmaker to gal pal Aly Raisman. Next up for the Olympian — maybe babies? “I’m an only child, but family is my life and I want a big one,” she told People. (Photo via Neilson Barnard/Getty)

PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Donny Osmond attends the 4th Annual National Believe Day at Macy's Pasadena on December 14, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

9. Donny Osmond: Donny, who returned to DWTS for season 18 as a guest judge after winning season nine, is hard at work wrapping up his Vegas revue, “Donny & Marie,” which was extended through November of this year. He’s also growing his ever-expanding home empire with wife Debbie, Donny Osmond Home, which includes everything from rugs and decor to lighting and bedroom furniture. (FYI? It’s Marie-approved). (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Recording artist Nicole Scherzinger attends the special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted by Brett Ratner and David Raymond at Hilhaven Lodge on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Getty Images for RatPac Entertainment's "In Harm’s Way" Event)

10. Nicole Scherzinger: Years of choreographed dancing as a former Pussycat Doll surely gave Nicole Scherzinger a leg up on the competition, earning her the season 10 Mirrorball trophy. These days, she’s still showing off her dancing skills, taking on a role in ABC’s upcoming adaptation of Dirty Dancing as Johnny’s partner, Penny. Can. Not. WAIT! (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 07: Actress Jennifer Grey attends the Amazon 2016 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)

11. Jennifer Grey: While Nicole Scherzinger is gearing up for the ABC premiere of the remake of the movie that launched Jennifer Grey to superstardom, the season 11 winner has opted NOT to be involved with the project. “For me, it would be sacrosanct for me to do it, because it didn’t feel appropriate to me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. Fair enough, Jen. Fair enough. Luckily, you CAN still catch her on season two of Amazon Prime’s Red Oaks series come November 11. (Photo via Charley Gallay/Getty)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Professional football player Hines Ward attends GQ, Lacoste And Patron Tequila Celebrate The Super Bowl In Indianapolis at The Stutz Building on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GQ)

12. Hines Ward: The former NFL player and DWTS champ may be retired from football, but he’s PLENTY busy these days: Not only does he have his own restaurant in Pennsylvania (Table 82 by Hines Ward),  he’s making the transition in the world of broadcasting over on HLN’s Morning Express and as an analyst for CNN. Talk about a touchdown! (Photo via Gustavo Callabero/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: J.R. Martinez attends the "The Shallows" world premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

13. J. R. Martinez: This former US army vet, who sustained injuries to 34 percent of his body while in the service and yet still managed to take home the Dancing title despite major foot surgery, continues to be an activist for causes he holds dear to his heart. He’s been involved with things such as burn victim outreach and motivational speaking for years. He most recently was found calling out Donald Trump in an open letter for making remarks about the Purple Heart. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Former NFL player Donald Driver attends the 2014 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala during the 140th Kentucky Derby at Galt House Hotel & Suites on May 2, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for York Sisters, LLC)

14. Donald Driver: Though the former NFL star and season 14 champ has largely disappeared from the public eye as of late, he is making time for the things that really matter: things like helping to fight poverty at the US Venture Open or taking time out to write his former teammate Brett Favre a public thank-you letter in the wake of Brett’s induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Photo via Mike Coppola/Getty)

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 17: TV personality Melissa Rycroft attends "Stars For Wishes" 2015 on January 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Make A Wish)

15. Melissa Rycroft: We’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Melissa Rycroft is getting plenty of exercise these days, despite being seven seasons removed from her Mirrorball title — the once Dallas Cowboys cheerleader just gave birth to her third baby back in May. As she remarked to People, “It’s constant chaos!” (Photo via Rick Diamond/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Kellie Pickler appears on Amazon's Style Code Live on August 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Amazon)

16. Kellie Pickler: Kellie didn’t win her first time around on reality TV, finishing sixth on American Idol, but she sure did slay the competition on DWTS! And her small screen reign is far from over: Her reality show with husband Kyle, I Love Kellie Pickler, was just renewed for a second season. (Photo via Craig Barritt/Getty)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Actress Amber Riley attends Fox's "GLEE" 100th Episode Celebration held at Chateau Marmont on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

17. Amber Riley: Amber made DWTS history (girl had five perfect scores. FIVE!), but she’s just as great when it comes to other avenues of art: like singing, for example — a fact we were already well aware of, thanks to her stint on Glee. Now, she’s using her pipes to take on the Doc McStuffins theme song, a Disney junior series that Amber tells People is a favorite of her niece’s.  (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Ice Dancer Meryl Davis poses at the 36th Annual Salute to Women In Sports at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

18. Meryl Davis: Like Kristi Yamaguchi before her, Meryl put her years of professional ice skating to good use on season 18, taking home the grand prize in the end with her stellar technique. As of April, she and ice dancing partner Charlie White were still open to competing in the sport that made her famous, meaning the 2018 Olympics could still be a possibility — squee! (Photo via Michael Loccisano/Getty)

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Alfonso Ribeiro arrives at the Disney/ABC 2016 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

19. Alfonso Ribeiro: Alfonso’s always had the moves — hello? The Carlton? — so it was no huge surprise that he took home the Mirrorball trophy on season 19. These days, you can catch him making us laugh once more as the host of NBC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos, which he took over in mid-2015. (Photo via Jerod Harris/Getty)

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - MAY 16: Rumer Willis attends the Dancing With The Stars Semi Finals Episode Celebration at Mixology Grill and Lounge on May 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Earl Enterprises)

20. Rumer Willis: Rumer, who has been very open about her struggles with self-image following years of bullying, got a huge boost of confidence when she took home the mirrorball on season 20 of DWTS. Next up for Demi’s lookalike? A music tour and a movie! Though she doesn’t have a record yet recorded, that’s not stopping the starlet, who is plenty co­mfortable with covers (she does a pretty mean rendition of “It’s Raining Men,” for one thing), from hitting the open road come October. She’ll also be starring alongside Emma Dumont in a new thriller, What Lies Ahead. Dang. Is there anything this girl can’t do? (Photo via Jesse Grant/Getty)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10: Actress Bindi Irwin attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The Nice Guys' at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

21. Bindi Irwin: Bindi danced her way into America’s hearts on season 22, and she hasn’t stopped since: Just last week, in fact, she visited her late father’s wildlife reserve to — what else?! — catch a few crocs. She recently wrapped up her school studies when she received a grad gift inspired by Steve. Bindi has big plans for her future that include working at the Australian Zoo and finishing up her debut novel (!). (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nyle DiMarco attends Republic Records VMA party with FIJI water on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

22. Nyle DiMarco: Let’s face it: Nyle DiMarco gives good TV. First taking home top honors as America’s Next Top Model (cycle 22) and now acting as the current reigning champ of the Mirrorball, the Deaf model is still in the limelight, though he’s taking on a very… different role. Nyle will be joining the cast of — wait for it — Chippendale’s Las Vegas as a celebrity guest host come late September. “I will be teaching the ladies in the audience some sign language,” he told Entertainment Tonight. Sign language, eh? Mmm hmmm. (Photo via Craig Barritt/Getty)

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