Shawn Johnson Announced As Invictus Games Ambassador

People Magazine

derek-hough-800Prince Harry’s Invictus Games just got a dose of ballroom glamour.

On Thursday, Invictus Orlando revealed its two latest celebrity ambassadors exclusively to PEOPLE: Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough and DWTS champion Shawn Johnson.

“These athletes and warriors are shining examples of perseverance and strength,” Hough said in a statement, “and it’s an honor to be able to support them in any way that I can.” Added Olympic gold medalist Johnson: “I am beyond excited!”

Hough and Johnson join Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins – another DWTS alum! – as ambassadors for the Paralympic competition featuring more than 500 competitors from 15 nations.

Prince Harry recently passed the flag for the Games, which will be held May 8-12 in Orlando. The five days of competition, which will unfold at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, include everything from archery to wheelchair basketball to powerlifting and sitting volleyball.

Tickets for the Games can be bought here.

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