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Ohno, Castroneves and Johnson early favorites of ‘DWTS’ Season 15
By Don Chareunsy
Johnny Avello, the Wynn’s director of race and sports operations, has released today his first list of odds to win the new all-star season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and Las Vegas regulars -- among them former and current Strip headliners Kelly Monaco, Joey Fatone, Drew Lachey and Pamela Anderson -- are in contention.
Twelve contestants will be competing for the mirrored disco ball trophy, while the public will vote a 13th contestant into the competition: Disney actor Kyle Massey, actress Sabrina Bryan and fashionista Carson Kressley.
The opening odds, as of Monday and for entertainment purposes only, are Apolo Ohno, 5 to 1; Helio Castroneves, 6 to 1; Shawn Johnson, 7 to 1; Gilles Marini, 8 to 1; Kelly Monaco, 9 to 1; Emmitt Smith, 10 to 1; Drew Lachey, 11 to 1; Sabrina Bryan, 12 to 1; Melissa Rycroft, 25 to 1; Kirstie Alley, 35 to 1; Joey Fatone, 45 to 1; Kyle Massey, 60 to 1; Pamela Anderson, 75 to 1; Bristol Palin, 100 to 1; and Carson Kressley, 125 to 1.
A rundown of Season 15’s all-stars was posted over the weekend. The new season kicks off Sept. 24.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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