Dancing with the Stars

Meet Dancing's New Contestants!

An Emmy winner, a Grammy winner and two Olympians – get to know the cast of season 7 before they hit the dancefloor. By Jessica Gold Haralson

TONI BRAXTON

AGE: 40
OCCUPATION: Singer
THE 411: The six-time Grammy winner also signed up to be a spokesperson for the American Heart Association after she suffered heart problems following the birth of her second child.
PARTNER: Alec Mazo
THE HEART OF THE MATTER: "I am hoping this motivates people that are going through heart issues," says Braxton. "I don't mind being a pioneer."