Shawn Johnson Squeezes Out 'Dancing With the Stars' Win

Shawn Johnson Squeezes Out 'Dancing With the Stars' Win-photo

It was a total squeaker, but 17-year-old Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson managed to hoof her way to a victory with dance partner Mark Ballas on last night's Dancing With the Stars season finale.

Johnson emerged triumphant over Gilles Marini and Melissa Rycroft after all three finalists earned a perfect 30 score from the judges during a final dance. When viewer votes were factored in, Johnson managed to walk away with the coveted mirror ball. Rycroft was the first to get the ax.

Host Tom Bergeron noted that Johnson beat out Marini by "less than one percent."

"I've learned I can be more than just a gymnast!" Johnson told Us Magazine afterward. "I've really grown as a person. This has really changed my life. This whole thing has been the time of my life—just an amazing experience."

"Shawn has improved every week, [and] she's really peaked over the last three weeks with the samba, the tango—they all showed consistent improvement," Ballas said of her partner.

Congratulations, Shawn!

Have your say in the comments section: Were you surprised by the results of last night's Dancing With the Stars finale?

 

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  • danila
    danila

    the charm doesn't lose him...but he takes!it had him before and continuous to have him/it.. it is a man with a lot of charm and it was also it from boy.it is a man now and it maintains it above to sensuality..also in different way. the charm is not of everybody.beauty fades away.. looking at the people, known that there is not a lot of .charm. in few, I think that jude. him to one of these.

  • noah
    noah

    This makes up for her Olympic Silver medal. Slacker.

  • Ashley
    Ashley

    YAY!! I WAS WAY EXCITED WHEN SHAWN WON... I THOUGHT SHE DID THE BEST LAST NIGHT!!

  • Patty
    Patty

    Uggg disgusting! I'm so disappointed in the show. Shawn shouldn't have won.