Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson S19
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date August 10, 1942 (1942-08-10) (age 76)
Hometown Wethersfield, Connecticut
Known For Fashion Designer

Dancing with the Stars 19

Partner(s) Tony Dovolani
Placement 10/13
Highest Score 29 (Jive & Contemporary)
Lowest Score 20 (Cha-Cha-Cha)
Average Score 26.5

Betsey Johnson is one of the celebrities from season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.


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Known for her over-the-top celebration of the exuberant and the embellished, Betsey has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique and original designs since the 1960s. Her commitment to remain true to her one-of-a-kind vision has afforded Betsey continued success in an industry known for its fickleness. Her ability to change with the times while keeping her designs pure has not gone unnoticed.

Betsey was born in Connecticut and spent her childhood in dance classes. Her aspirations to be a dancer and her love for costumes laid the foundation for Betsey's creativity and inspiration, which is still evident in her designs today. In 1964, Betsey entered the New York fashion scene by winning Mademoiselle magazine's "Guest Editor Contest." One year later, she landed the top designer position for Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique that at the time housed the hottest young British designers.

Betsey Johnson, both the woman and the label, is constantly moving forward and continues to keep a strong foothold in the fashion industry with no signs of letting up anytime soon. Her love of detail and design is evident in everything she does in life and in business. Her enthusiasm, creativity and boundless talent that have kept her at the forefront of fashion for the past 45 years will keep Betsey going for years to come.

Dancing with the Stars 19


Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Hough Goodman Tonioli Inaba
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Material Girl" 5 5 5 5 Bottom two
2 Foxtrot / "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" 7 7 7 7 Safe
3 Contemporary / "Unchained Melody" 7 91 6 7 Safe
4 Jive / "Love Will Keep Us Together" 8 72 7 7 Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart, in place of Goodman.
2The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.