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Ryan Lochte Looking to Rebuild His Image on 'DWTS': 'Everyone Will See a Different Side of Me'


Just before the new season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off, embattled Olympian Ryan Lochte is hoping the show will repair his tarnished image.

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"I think everyone will see a different side of me. And see the trouble and challenge that dancing is for me and see how this journey is so much fun," he told Inside Edition.

Lochte found himself in trouble with authorities in Brazil after they said he lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio during the Olympics.

Gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez became a big hit in Rio. She and dancing partner Val Chmerkovsky showed off their lucky handshake and discussed how this competition would be new territory for her.

“It's different from gymnastics cause in gymnastics you're out there, you're responsible for everything. Here, I’ve got a partner and it's nice to work together,” she said.

Sixty-year-old Maureen McCormick, aka Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch, will be hitting the dance floor with Artem Chigvintsev.

She said the experience will be “extremely intense” and “extremely overwhelming.”

He may no longer be a contender for the White House, but former Texas Governor Rick Perry knows a thing or two about campaigning.

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“You can vote 12 times. Remember 12 times you can vote for us,” he begged during his Inside Edition interview.

He did speak about this year’s election and said: "I hope we elect a president, I’m obviously for Donald Trump, who will reach out and bring this country together."

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