J.R. Martinez on Dancing With The Stars

The soap star and war hero Is ready to rumba!

By Latin Heat Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: August 31, 2011

J.R. Martinez on Dancing With The Stars

As I read the list of the newest contestants on ABC's 13th season of Dancing With The Stars, I wasn't all that impressed. I mean, I was yawningǪ until I saw that J.R. Martinez, a soap opera actor on ABC's "All My Children," did I perk up. I mean, probably he was added to the new group in an effort to help fulfill ABC's diversity quota, but maybe he'll go on to win.

DWTS returns on Monday, September 19th, with a Fall season lineup of spandex-sporting contestants that's as bewildering as ever.

Joining J.R. are none other than:
Nancy Grace, TV blonde who rants about white trash murders.
David Arquette, better known as a Howard Stern guest than an actor.
LA Laker Ron Artest, changing his name to "Metta World Peace".
Chaz Bono, the former woman turned man who's here for random curiosity.
Elizabetta Canalis, George Clooney's dumped girlfriend.
Kristin "Drama Queen" Cavallari ,the Reality TV bimbo.
Rob Kardashian, least interesting Kardashian.
Carson Kressley, who needs a new agent for signing him this gig.
Ricki Lake, coming out of who-knows-where.
Singer Chynna Phillips, married the least interesting Baldwin brother.
Hope Solo, Soccer player promoting her nude spread in ESPN The Magazine.

Before becoming an actor, J.R. (Jose Rene) Martinez, was a military man, a soldier in the Army. In 2003, while serving in Iraq, he was injured with severe burns to over 40 percent of his body while driving a Humvee that hit a landmine. Instead of letting his injuries destroy his life, he turned it into a positive by becoming a motivational speaker and eventually landing the role of Brot Monroe in ABC's soap drama "All My Children."

J.R. Martinez is a survivor, hero, actor and our choice to take the tacky mirror-ball trophy!

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