Finally, Olympian Laurie Hernandez, who has a gold and silver medal and seems to want another trophy for her mantel, dances with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Watch the appearance below!
The Season 23 finale of ABC's dancing reality show "Dancing with the Stars" was aired on Tuesday, and it was a massive occasion. As for the judges, head judge Len Goodman called her "Little Miss Dynamite" and thought it was a fabulous dance to close a fabulous season.
In third place was Calvin and Lindsay, and in second place - James and Sharna. In the lavish event, we saw that Laurie Hernandez and her dancing partner Val Chmerkovskiy emerged as the victor and take the Mirror Ball Trophy home.
The win was especially unique for Hernandez because it was the first time in history the final three dancers left on "DWTS" were athletes, People reports. "My goal is just to inspire others as I go on with my journey and thanks for being there for me", she added. James Hinchcliffe and Laurie Hernandez are separated by just one single point. They received a flawless score - as did their competitors.
Although, now we have to wait FOUR MORE MONTHS until we see who'll be fighting it out in Season 24... but hopefully Laurie's win will be enough to hold us over. Laurie is the first Latina dancer to win DWTS, and she set a record as the youngest-ever victor, beating fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson (Season 8) and Bindi Irwin (Season 21), who were both 17 when they won. He's also someone who performed last at the end of the show, and got a rather tremendous ovation for his freestyle routine. The gold medalist, Laura Hernandez finally fulfilled her "DWTS" destiny! "At such a young age to have the maturity and poise to get through everything she's gone through this season is really awesome and I'm genuinely proud of her". - James Hinchcliffe: 40 out of 40 It was the foxtrot and Viennese waltz for James and Sharna.