This is one of a series of brief articles meant to introduce the DWTS viewer to each of the season 13 celebrities. Until Dancing with the Stars begins and we get our TV introductions, this will have to do!
Why You Know Him
The last name is the big giveaway here. Even if you don't know anything at all about a boy named Rob, you can't help but know a little about people named "Kardashian."
At 24, Rob is the youngest of the four children born to Robert and Kris Kardashian and is the only boy of his mother's six children (she has two younger daughters with current husband Bruce Jenner). The entire family has featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians
, although Rob's sisters and mother are the obvious stars of the series.
When he hasn't been spending limited amounts of time in the reality spotlight, Rob Kardashian has engaged in real-life activities like going to college (he has a business degree from USC) and managing the musical group, BG5.Why He's on Dancing with the Stars
As the least TV-active of the Kardashians, you know that there's got to be some pressure on Rob to get out there more. Plus, I would guess that Rob gets tired of the K-named girls getting all the reality love.Dancing/Performance Experience
Other than occasional appearances on Keeping Up With the Kardashians
, it's pretty safe to say that Rob has virtually no performance experience of any kind. He did do a bit of modeling, but that's hardly conducive to dancing greatness.DWTS Potential
Rob Kardashian is a big name, but no one expects big things on the dance floor. He honestly looks a bit goofy and unlikely to channel enough grace to keep dancing. But he's not hated, so Rob might pull off a week or two before elimination.
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