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The Most Popular ‘DWTS’ Celebrities Who Went Home with the Mirrorball

Corey Cesare

Corey Cesare

Derek Hough and Nicole Scherzinger Dancing with the StarsSlaven Vlasic/Getty Images

As things heat up on the Dancing With the Stars stage for season 30, let’s take a look at some of the biggest winners from the show’s past. Over the years, the show has seen hundreds of different stars from different categories of fame. Here are some of the most iconic celebrities who walked away with the Mirrorball Trophy.

7. Laurie Hernandez

This olympic gymnast won the series in season 23 with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. Laurie competed on this series after winning silver on the balance beam and gold in the women’s team all-around at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Since the beginning of the season, fans were sure that this olympian would be bringing home the Mirrorball.

6. Bindi Irwin

This star is the late Steve Irwin’s daughter. Many fans of Steve Irwin’s nature based shows tuned in to see his daughter win the Mirrorball in season 21. Since the beginning of her time on the show, Bindi was bubbly, energetic, and extremely hardworking. She took to the skill quickly and took home the Mirrorball with Derek Hough.

5. Nicole Scherzinger

Our favorite panelist from The Masked Singer, Nicole Scherzinger brought her girl group experience to the table when she joined season 10 of Dancing With the Stars. Nicole received multiple perfect scores throughout the competition, so many people weren’t surprised to see her bring home the Mirrorball with Derek Hough. She worked extremely hard during her time on DWTS and proved that she’s way more than just a pop singer.

4. Kellie Pickler

This country artist proved that she had what it takes to put on a great show in more than one way. In arguably the most exciting season of DWTS, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough beat Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy in the finale. Both couples were extremely strong throughout the entire competition. Most people expected Zendaya to win considering she had the Disney Channel empire behind her, but Kellie reigned victorious in the end.

3. Drew Lachey

This 98 Degrees member should not to be mistaken for his older brother, Nick Lachey, celebrity judge on Alter Ego. He and his partner Cheryl Burke won the second season of DWTS with their show stopping moves. Even with his new title, he wasn’t done with Dancing With the Stars just yet. Drew was apart of the Dancing With the Stars tour and co-hosted replacing Samantha Harris on her three week maternity leave.

2. Donny Osmond

This former teen idol joined the show in season 9 to show that he still has what it takes to entertain an audience. He was 51-years-old at the time of his DWTS win and proved that anyone of any age can take home the Mirrorball. Donny has always been a celebrity whos able to do whatever he puts his mind to, so no one was surprised when he and Kym Johnson won their season.

1. Alfonso Ribeiro

This Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor tore up the stage in season 19 of DWTS. He earned perfect scores five times in the competition, and even took the Mirrorball home with his partner, Witney Carson. “The Carlton” was one of their highest praised routines since it was a great throwback to Alfonso’s time on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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About the Author

Corey Cesare

Corey Cesare is a content writer and YouTube host at talent recap. With a love of all things pop culture and an unhealthy obsession with reality television (specifically Catfish The TV show), she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Cinema/Screen Studies from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2021. Corey left her Rochester, NY roots to join the team in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys shooting astro, nature, and portrait photography and coming up with movie ideas that she hopes to make into a film someday.

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