Aussie native, Kym Johnson, is the reigning mirror ball champion after winning season 12 of Dancing With The Stars with her partner, Pittsburgh Steeler's wide receiver, Hines Ward. Kym now holds three mirror ball trophies, two in USA and one in Australia!
Kym started learning the art of dance at the age of three, training in all aspects of the performing arts including, singing, ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics. At 13, Kym was inspired to concentrate her talent in the field of competitive ballroom dance. She then went on to be the Australian Ballroom Champion and represented Australia in the 'World 10' dance championships for two years running.
Kym moved onto a world tour of the modern ballroom stage show Burn the Floor and further grabbed Australia's attention when she appeared in season's 1-3 of hit TV show 'Dancing With The Stars' (DWTS). Kym took the dancing crown and won season two.
It was not long before Johnson was featured in numerous TV commercials and campaigns. The demand for her curvaceous appeal increased exponentially after her seductive shoot for FHM Magazine. Other highlights of her successful career include dancing at Elton John's 50th birthday party and appearing in the hit Australian movie Strictly Ballroom.
In 2006, Kym arrived to the United States when she was asked to join the US version of DWTS. Her first partner was talk show host Jerry Springer during season three, where she won the hearts of America. Her other partners have included David Hasselhoff 'The Hoff', Joey Fatone, Mark Cuban, Penn Jillette and Warren Sapp. Kym has been runner up twice on the American syndicated DWTS. In November 2009, Kym won the prestigious 'mirror ball' trophy with her celebrity partner, Donny Osmond and followed up the win with another 1st place in 2011 with Pittsburgh Steeler, Hines Ward. Kym has been involved in ten seasons of DWTS USA and is currently partnered with actor/producer, David Arquette.
Kym achieved her lifelong dream and made her Broadway debut in Winter 09 in New York City, rejoining the cast of BURN THE FLOOR. Kym has also enjoyed a successful hosting career, joining E! News as a 'Special Correspondent' for the duration of the 10th DWTS season – bringing juicy backstage gossip, while providing a "pro's perspective" of the performances.
Kym has three fitness DVD's out. Dancing with the Stars: Cardio Dance - this fitness DVD is the highest selling US fitness DVD of all time. In December 2009, Kym released two more fitness DVD's in association with DWTS; Dancing with the Stars: Dance off the Pounds and Dancing with the Stars: Dance Body Tone.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her puppy, Lola and goes back to Sydney, Australia as much as she can.