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Shawn Johnson wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’; Don’t athletes have an unfair advantage on this show?
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson took home the “Dancing With the Stars” crown last night, edging out “Sex & the City” eye-candy Gilles Marini by the slimmest of margins.
Johnson’s triumph — by the smallest margin in show history — makes her the fifth winner with an athletic background in eight seasons.
Admittedly, I don’t watch this show, but I’ve always thought that former athletes have a marked advantage in this contest. After all, it is an athletic competition.
Past winners like Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno and Kristi Yamaguchi had tons of training experience before appearing on the show. More importantly, they made their livings thriving in competitive situations.
How are people like Penn
Teller Jillette supposed to compete against that?
Is my logic wrong, ‘DWTS’ enthusiasts? Am I missing something? Is it really a level playing field? Is there anything that can be done to make it that way?