New champion: Alfonso Ribeiro held the mirror ball trophy up high on Tuesday night after winning the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars.
“I cannot believe this. I’ve wanted it forever. My god, I don’t even know what to say,” a shocked Ribeiro said! His partner Witney Carson added, “He’s one of the most hard working people I’ve ever met. You deserve it.“
Carson was beaming.
“He’s one of the most hardworking people I’ve ever met,” she said of her partner, telling him directly: “You deserve it.”
Robertson, who earned second place, thanked God for carrying her through to the finale of the competition and said Ribeiro deserved to win.
Parrish, who took third place, appeared emotional but smiled through tears at her partner.
“I honestly am just so lucky to be here standing next to him. You were my trophy the entire season so I’m happy,” Parrish told Chmerkovskiy.
After their two performances yesterday on the first night of the finale, Ribeiro led the pack with a perfect score of 80, followed by Robertson with 78 points and Parrish with 77 points. YouTube star Bethany Mota, who had made it to the final four competitors, was sent home yesterday during the first night of the finale.