From contestants like Snooki and Bill Nye the Science Guy, season 17 of Dancing With The Stars is already pretty entertaining. Corbin Bleu is a stand-out already, but his pro partner Karina Smirnoff reveals in an exclusive interview with, that the pair doesn’t have an unfair advantage in the competition like some people may think.

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Karina told the site that almost half the cast has dance experience including Corbin, so they don’t necessarily have a leg-up. As for the rest of the contestants, Karina says “they bring more: personalities, fan bases, personal stories. Everyone comes with a different advantage.”

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Karina also gushes about her partner, saying, “He is just a class act, he’s funny, he’s so awesome.” Admitting that she has wanted Corbin to be her partner for about four years now, this team sounds like a recipe for success. Their game plan is to entertain with some great routines and with the help of some prayers, hopefully they can dance their way to the top!

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