Olympian Laurie Hernandez Joins Dancing with the Stars: My Dad Always Said 'You're Gonna Be on There One Day'

August 30, 2016 12:51 PM

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"I'm so excited! I can't wait to do the jive," the 16-year-old tells PEOPLE of joining season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.

Joining the new cast of the ABC reality dance competition is a full-circle moment for the gymnast, who grew up in New Jersey watching the show with her dad.

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