Suni Lee To Follow Simone Biles In Earning Huge Paycheck From Dancing With The Stars

Published 08/28/2021, 2:05 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics – Artistic – Women’s Individual All-Around – Final – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Sunisa Lee of the United States gestures. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Suni Lee aims to follow in the footsteps of the G.O.A.T. gymnast, Simone Biles. Lee, the American artistic gymnast, is set to join the new season of the show, Dancing With The Stars.

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Just like Simone Biles, a proud owner of 32 Olympic medals, Suni Lee is also planning to strike a balance between the TV show, her sporting events and her academics.

The 18-year old seems to be doing a great job of multi-tasking and prioritizing things for herself. Ensuring that she does not miss out on her first football season, she managed her calendar in such a way that neither her schoolwork is affected nor does she miss out on the first rivalry game as an Auburn freshman.

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ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – JUNE 25: Sunisa Lee competes on beam during day 2 of the women’s 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics at America’s Center on June 25, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

What does Suni Lee say about joining Dancing With The Stars?

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Suni Lee is going to join the new season of Dancing With The Stars starting Sept. 20, which will continue every Monday on ABC until the conclusion on 22nd November. Since it will be finishing just in time for the Auburn-Alabama football game on 27th November she said, “The last show is on the 22nd. I had to make sure. I was like, ‘Phew”.  

 I’m so excited,” Lee said. “It’s really cool that I get this opportunity. Not many people, even celebrities, get to do this. It’s really cool that I get to be a part of something like this, especially after coming off the Olympics and multiple Olympians have done this in the past, too. I’m like following behind their footsteps a little bit.

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Other gymnastics stars Nastia Liukin, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles have also participated in the competition show in the past. Biles was on Lee’s Team from the USA at the Olympics and was also on the show in the year 2017 guiding Lee to do the same.

Lee will be getting an opportunity to earn a starting salary of $125,000 for Dancing With The Stars. Interestingly, she might also be offered $300,000 if she’s successful enough to continue with that show that long. Let’s see what the future hold for this young American.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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