They win the crowns, whip the flab out of the neophytes and -- in the process -- have helped make "DWTS" one of the most-viewed television series in the world. But the 13th season, beginning Sept. 19, boast three newbies -- a real crowd for a show that relies on the tried and true, season after season.
By way of a quick introduction, here they are:
VAL CHMERKOVSKIY Maks' younger brother is a U.S. Amateur Latin champ. He has been on "DWTS," but not as a pro partner.
TRISTAN McMANUS A native of Bray, Ireland, who has performed in Europe and the United Kingdom, including the stage version of the West End's "Dirty Dancing." He also was part of the dance touring show "Burn the Floor."