Amy M. Purdy is an American actress, snowboarder, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports and spokesperson for theChallenged Athletes Foundation.
On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, it was revealed that Purdy, who is ranked No. 2 in the world in para-snowboarding, will compete on Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Currently the only double amputee competing in the international para-snowboarding field, she will become the first U.S. Paralympian to appear on the hit reality television show.
For “Dancing With the Stars,” Purdy won’t have to worry about public transportation, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s partnered with five-time mirror-ball champ Derek Hough, who’s undeniably one of the best choreographers in the competition
In addition to competing on “Dancing With the Stars,” Purdy is set to represent the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi next week.