DWTS Karina Smirnoff

Ugh -- enough with the rumors already! By this time tomorrow, we'll know exactly who is part of the Dancing With the Stars season 17 cast, as the announcement will be made on Good Morning America.

Quite a few names have been thrown around already. So far, it looks like there's a very good chance that we'll get to see Elizabeth Berkley, Snooki, Amber Riley, Christina Milian, Leah Remini, and Valerie Harper show off their dancing skills -- but where are all the dudes?

Well, DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff gave a clue as to who her partner will be, and she promises that he's a major hottie.

Karina said her partner's name is Ryan -- though she wouldn't disclose his last name just yet. And even though she threw a little joke in about it possibly being Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gosling, we know they're both way too big of stars to compete on the show -- which only leaves one possibility. (Just picture Gosling hitting the ballroom floor. Want to hazard a guess at how many times he'd have panties thrown at him from the audience?)

Duh, Ryan Lochte! OMG. Of course it's him. Olympic athletes are a dime a dozen on this show, so there has to be at least one of them in the season 17 cast, right? One thing's for sure -- he's definitely hot, so he fits into her "hottie" description perfectly.

But if it's not him -- is there anyone else it could be? Hmm. What about Ryan Sutter ... you know, Trista's husband? (The original Bachelorette.) He's verrrrrry easy on the eyes in addition to being super athletic, so maybe he's a possibility?

Or how about Ryan Seacrest? (Nah. He's not what I would consider hot. And the whole Julianne Hough connection would probably be too dramatic anyway, you know, with Derek all up in his grill.)

Ryan Phillippe? No way. He's another one who is way too "celebrity" for this gig.

Yep, my money's on Lochte for sure -- and thankfully we'll know if he made the cut in a matter of hours.

Who do you think is Karina's partner?

 

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