In the past 22 seasons of “Dancing with the Stars” the Mirror Ball Trophy has been won almost evenly by men and women. Ten victors have been male, while the other 12 were female. In recent years women have had the advantage, winning six of the last eight seasons. But the reigning champ, model Nyle DiMarco, set a couple of significant mileastones: he became the 10th male champ in the show’s history, and he also became the first deaf contestant to win.
Before DiMarco, the Mirror Ball was won by singer Drew Lachey (season two), football player Emmitt Smith (season three), speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno (season four), race car driver Helio Castroneves (season five), singer/actor Donny Osmond (season nine), football player Hines Ward (season 12), military vet and actor J.R. Martinez (season 13), football player Donald Driver (season 14) and actor Alfonso Ribeiro (season 19).
Do you think there will be another male winner this season? So far two contestants have shown strong potential to join the above list: James Hinchcliffe, a race car driver like Castroneves, and Calvin Johnson, who would be the fourth champ from the NFL. Scroll through the photo gallery above to see every past winner of “Dancing with the Stars,” then click here to predict this season, and make sure to vote in our poll below.