Claim to fame: Being former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, outspoken stance on gay marriage
Last seen on: Season 11 in 2010
Standout moment: Bristol "the Pistol" got high ratings for the show during her run with partner Mark Ballas, though there was quite a bit of controversy about poor performances that nonetheless got her to the finals. Death threats and allegations of fraudulent voting shined brighter than her sequins throughout the season.
Week 4 All-Star elimination:Despite tension with partner Mark Ballas (tension that included accusations that he wanted a different partner and missed rehearsals) the couple reconciled in the fourth week of the competition, only to be sent home. They decided to put their differences behind them and compromise by performing a '50s-style sock hop with their "At the Hop" routine,; they only earned 22.5 points and were sent packing. | RecapAdam Larkey / Associated Press