Who Is Xochitl Gomez? The First Marvel Star on ‘Dancing With The Stars’
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American actress Xochitl Gomez is making waves not only in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but also on the dance floor. After her standout performance as America Chavez in the 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she’s taking on a new challenge as a contestant on Season 32 of Dancing With The Stars.
Who Is Xochitl Gomez?
Xochitl is a multi-talented American actress who has been captivating audiences since her early years. She is a young talent with a remarkable career ahead of her. Her name, pronounced “Soh-chee,” reflects the beauty of her Mexican heritage, which has played a significant role in shaping her identity.
Xochitl’s journey into the world of entertainment began at the age of five, when her mother enrolled her in a musical theater class. This early exposure to the stage ignited her passion for performing, leading her to participate in an impressive 22 full-length musicals during her childhood.
As she continued to pursue her dreams, Xochitl made her professional acting debut in 2018 with a role in the TV show Raven’s Home. She quickly gained recognition, and her career soared from there. Notably, in 2019, she won a Young Artist Award for her supporting role in the movie Shadow Wolves.
Xochitl is making history as the first official Marvel star to compete on DWTS. While Zendaya previously appeared on the show in Season 16, she had yet to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the time. Xochitl’s participation in DWTS Season 32 is a significant milestone, marking the first time a current Marvel star has competed on the show.
She’s The Youngest Celebrity This Season
At just 17 years old, Xochitl will be the youngest contestant in this season’s lineup. In an introductory video, she playfully alluded to her role as America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, stating that she’s coming from the Multiverse to the dance floor. Her partner for the competition will be none other than Val Chmerkovskiy, a seasoned professional dancer on the show.
It’s worth noting that Xochitl won’t be the only Latina contestant on DWTS this season. Venezuelan-American social media personality Lele Pons will also be part of the cast, partnered with Brandon Armstrong. With a total of fourteen contestants, Season 32 promises to bring an exciting mix of talent to the dance floor.
In addition to her acting career, Xochitl has expressed her aspirations to explore directing, writing, editing, and acting in the world of film and television. As she takes on the challenge of DWTS, we can expect to see her shine in yet another artistic arena, captivating audiences with her charisma and dedication.