Former 'DWTS' Champ Shawn Johnson Thinks This Couple Will Win Season 29 (EXCLUSIVE)

Former 'Dancing With the Stars' champ Shawn Johnson picks her early favorites to win 'DWTS' Season 29 — find out her prediction here!

Anna Quintana - Author

Oct. 5 2020, Updated 5:10 p.m. ET

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Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson is no stranger to the mirror ball trophy. The gold medalist was crowned the Dancing With the Stars champ in 2009 alongside her partner, Mark Ballas, and in 2012 she returned to the ballroom to compete in the all-star edition with now judge Derek Hough. 

Again, Shawn beat out most of the competition and came in second place.

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Fast forward a decade and Shawn is still a huge fan of the dancing competition, and we're sure it won't be long until Shawn's 11-month-old daughter, Drew, is watching along with her. 

So, who does Shawn think will win 'DWTS' Season 29 in 2020?

In an exclusive interview with Distractify, Shawn, who recently partnered up with Duracell for the launch of the brand's new lithium coin batteries, revealed which couple is her favorite! 

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"I watch every season," Shawn shared. "My favorite is definitely Kaitlyn Bristowe. I really want her to win." 

Along with rooting for the former Bachelorette, Shawn also has some advice for Kaitlyn, who is currently teamed up with pro-dancer Artem Chigvintsev

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"It's been a while ... make sure you have a lot of double-sided tape for your costume," she added with a laugh. 

Kaitlyn Bristowe has a good chance of winning 'DWTS.'

Kaitlyn's journey to DWTS has not been easy. Originally offered the gig in 2015, after her season of The Bachelorette aired, Kaitlyn revealed she was forced to turn it down.

Now, five years later, the Canadian beauty, who is the daughter of a ballerina, is ready to take home the mirror ball trophy. 

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According to, Kaitlyn has 14 to 1 odds to win DWTS Season 29, trailing behind Skai Jackson, Justina Machado, Johnny Weir, and early favorite A.J. McLean. 

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"My mom was a professional ballerina. I started dancing when I was three years old. I quit for a while and got back into taking jazz, tap, and contemporary when I was around 12. I thought this is what I want to do with my career," Kaitlyn told TV Insider. "I moved to Vancouver after high school and danced with a company and I did some cheerleading there. Around the age of 24, I gave up on dancing. That’s why this opportunity is so exciting. I’m thrilled. Dancing is a huge passion."

She continued of filming DWTS amid the coronavirus pandemic, "It’d be a bonus to have an audience, but I’m just happy to be there. I’m taking advice from past [Bachelor Nation] contestants. They’ve said, ‘Just enjoy every minute.’"

We'll be rooting Kaitlyn on right along with Shawn!

Watch Dancing With the Stars Mondays at 8 p.m ET on ABC. 

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