Jenna Johnson shared what she referred to as a “sweaty, smiley” photo. The image was taken in a Dancing with the Stars rehearsal studio after the first practice with her yet-to-be revealed celebrity partner. The couple will make their debut when the first episode of Season 29 airs on Monday, September 14.
In the snap, Jenna sat on the dance studio’s floor. An oversized graphic of the ABC competition show’s name was stenciled on a brick wall directly behind her. It featured dark gray letters. The bottom of the wall had a stark, black trim. These design features complemented the light wood floor. The brick wall provided a dynamic backdrop for Jenna, who appeared small as she sat on the ground with her back against the graphic.
At the time, only she and her partner were reportedly in the studio. Per her caption, the photo was shot at the end of their first late-night rehearsal.
In the image, Jenna wore tight black leggings and a cropped top, which exposed part of her stomach. Over that, she sported a blue denim jacket that had a polka-dot pattern atop the shoulders and chest. On her feet, she wore tan sandals. Her toes were pointed in a traditional dancer’s position for the pic.
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Sweaty, smiley, and SO happy to be back in the studio ???????? This photo was taken at precisely 11:20pm… it was late but I couldn’t contain my excitement and sheer joy from our first rehearsal!! . My partner was behind the camera taking this…. any guess on who you’ll see me dancing with on Monday night?!?! ???????????????????????? . #dwts
Jenna smiled for her celebrity photographer. Her dark hair was worn loose down her back. It was tied up atop the crown of her head with what appeared to be a light-colored ponytail holder.
This season, Jenna will be joined by a male celebrity on the ballroom floor in an attempt to win a mirrorball trophy. Among the likely contestants are football superstar Vernon Davis, singer Nelly, Desperate Housewives heartthrob Jesse Metcalf, Catfish host Nev Schulman, Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean, Olympic skater Johnny Weir, and basketball legend Charles Oakley.
In the caption, Jenna asked her followers to guess which competitor she would be paired with. Four men’s names seemed to be repeated over and over again in the comments section of the share by her 559,000 followers.
“Nelly, oh please say you will be paired with Nelly,” wished one follower of the dance pro.
“I’m so freaking excited, I think it’s Nev and I’m so ready to support you for the mirror ball!” guessed a second fan.
“In her most recent story it sounds like Johnny laughing,” commented a third Instagram user.
“I bet it’s AJ from Backstreet Boys,” wrote a fourth follower.