'Dancing With the Stars' Winners Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani Reflect on Their Big Win: 'It Was Unreal'
It was a shocking turn of events on Tuesday night's finale of ABC's Dancing With the Stars: All Stars as former Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft and her pro dance partner Tony Dovolani were crowned champions. Appearing on Wednesday’s Good Morning America for a Dancing With the Stars after party, both contestants were unbelievably elated with their big win.
“[It was] unreal,” said Rycroft. “This whole season, I think Tony and I kind of underestimated ourselves. [We] thought we were underdogs and [it was] totally unexpected and such a surprise.”
Not only was this the first mirrorball trophy for Rycroft, but it was also the first win for Dovolani, who has danced on the show since Season 2.
The finalists, Shawn Johnson and Kelly Monaco, had both won in their respective seasons.
Dovolani, who had his daughter with him while appearing on GMA, told the anchors that this win was for her.
“Everything I do, I do for my kids,” he said.
Rycroft's husband and daughter Ava congratulated her via a special recorded message on GMA.
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