Dancing With the Stars 2016 Finale Results: Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd Win the Mirrorball Trophy0 Comments

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Posted on 25 May 2016 at 12:06am


America may not have been familiar with Ginger Zee, Paige VanZant, and Nyle DiMarco before the start of Dancing With the Stars season 22, but they sure are now. After 10 weeks of competition, thousands of sequins, and plenty of ugly bruises, we have a new mirrorball champion: Nyle DiMarco and partner Peta Murgatroyd!

Runner-up Paige VanZant said she was so lucky for the opportunity and will “remember it forever.” Meanwhile, after being tackled by her fellow dancers, Peta said the win was made special “because of this man,” referring to Nyle.

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy landed in third place. Joking that she’s a “science nerd” at heart, Ginger will return back to her meteorologist duties at Good Morning America later this week (we hope after catching up on some much needed rest first). And if the thought of spending a summer without seeing Val dance brings tears to your eyes, have no fear—he’ll be teaming up with older brother, Maks, on tour. (Maybe you heard something about that in tonight’s finale, we say sarcastically.)

Before the three finalists make their way to fly overnight to GMA, we’re heading backstage to interview them first. Come back to Glamour in the morning for all the behind-the-scenes scoop and photos! But first, let’s break down the finale’s best and worst moments.

Best Moments

The Opening Number: Dancing to “Yes” by Merry Clay from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, the finalists and contestants from season 22 put on one hell of a show. What a great reminder that, yes, Mischa Barton and Geraldo were a part of this season. Guys, you didn’t last long enough.

All the Familiar Faces: How nice to see former judge Julianne Hough back in the ballroom? We still don’t know why she didn’t return for this season, but whatever the case, it’s always great to have her back. She was joined by former champions Shawn Johnson, Bindi Irwin, and Emmitt Smith, as well as fan favorites Chris Soules, Marlee Matlin, Lea Thompson, Nastia Liukin, Chaz Bono, Hayes Grier, and more.

The Blooper Reel: Really, do we need to explain why? Although props to Antonio Brown for making fun of himself with that ridiculous “Boomin” phrase (sorry, Steelers fans) and the fact that he’s ALWAYS looking at his cell phone.

Nyle DiMarco Tearing Up: The most touching moment of the night was Nyle DiMarco’s tears upon seeing Carrie Ann Inaba learn sign language to share a message with him. The second most touching moment was the beautiful words she shared, telling him that she appreciated him showing his beautiful heart through dance.

Worst Moments

Not Having Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe in the Finals: Their quickstep was proof that Team MoSweet was sent home too soon and should have at least made it through to the semi-finals. America, you did really good this season, except for that one major error.

The Fifth Harmony Performance: While I’m neutral on this one, a lot of you didn’t care for their performance. Here’s what you said:

Feigning Surprise Over the Pictures in the DWTS Rehearsal Studio: The final couples walk into the DWTS rehearsal studio one last time and turn to the wall to see their picture on the wall. This is as routine as Chris Harrison ‘s fantasy suite card. Unless you’ve never seen the show before, maybe they don’t know this is what happens—but for the rest of us, it’s a little old.

Come back to Glamour.com in the morning for interviews with the cast and the winner!

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