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Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice S23
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 31 October 1967 (1967-10-31) (age 56)
Hometown Dallas, Texas
Known For Rapper

Dancing with the Stars 23

Partner(s) Witney Carson
Placement 10
Highest Score 26 (Foxtrot)
Lowest Score 23 (Paso Doble, Viennese Waltz)
Average Score 26.3

Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known professionally as Vanilla Ice, is a celebrity from Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.


Retrieved from abc.com
The iconic Robert Van Winkle – aka Vanilla Ice – exploded on the rap/pop music scene in 1990, selling ten million albums in four months and hitting number one on the Billboard charts with the number one single "Ice Ice Baby" and number one album positions. His worldwide album sales are over twenty million, and individual songs total over 160 million, and are still selling.

Vanilla Ice won two MTV Awards, a People's Choice Award and was nominated for a Grammy. He has starred or appeared in the movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Cool as Ice, The Helix Loaded, The New Guy, The Bros, Big Money Hustlas, That's My Boy, and Ridiculous Six with Adam Sandler. His TV credits include Celebrity Boxing, Hollywood Squares, The Farm - U.K., Surreal Life, Celebrity Bull Riding, Dancing on Ice 6, Canada Sings, and the DIY shows The Vanilla Ice Project, Ice My House, and Vanilla Ice Goes Amish. Vanilla Ice is working on season seven of The Vanilla Ice Project, airing early 2017. He performed pantomime live on stage as Captain Hook in Peter Pan in the U.K., as well as doing a 20-city "Dancing on Ice" skating tour.

Vanilla Ice has had great success in real estate and has launched VanillaIceRealEstate.com, with mentoring courses in real estate investments, as well as upcoming live seminars around the U.S. His current TV show, The Vanilla Ice Project on DIY, won The Factual Award for the Best Home TV Show.

Dancing with the Stars 23[]

He was partnered with Witney Carson. They placed 10th.


Week # Dance / Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Ice Ice Baby" 7 5 6 7 No Elimination
2 Foxtrot / "Love and Marriage" 6 7 6 7 Safe
3 Paso Doble / "Save Tonight" 6 6 5 6 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / "La Nouba" 8 7 8 Eliminated