Gay ‘Mean Girls’ Star Jonathan Bennett Gives Good Jazz Hand In DWTS Debut

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 10.41.40 AMAaron Samuels of North Shore High School, better known to his friends and family as actor Jonathan Bennett, was serving jazz hands and a huge smile during his Dancing With the Stars debut this week.

The openly gay 33-year-old actor was named the “hottest gay man in Hollywood” by Hot or Not earlier this year, and will now be dancing with professional dancer Allison Holker for the remainder of DWTS’ current 19th season.

In a tearful prelude to his debut jive, Bennett talks about losing his father to brain cancer three months ago, and how he accepted a spot on the show — his dad’s favorite — so that his dad can watch “from a different seat.”

We’re not sure how far Jonathan’s dancing skills will take him this season, but one fact here is indisputable: He definitely looks sexy with his hair pushed back.