??Dancing with the Stars? Champ Amber Riley Gushes About Win on ??GMA"


??Dancing with the Stars? Champ Amber Riley Gushes About Win on ??GMA

She score a huge win as the first African American woman to ever take top honors on Dancing with the Stars and Amber Riley was thrilled to talk about her victory on Good Morning America on Wednesday (November 27).

Joined by pro partner Derek Hough as well as runners up Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne, the Glee actress shared, It meant a lot to me. Man, it was hard. It was something Ive never done before and I put myself in a position to do something new and hard every single week. Every single week I was learning something I didnt know. It was a very uncomfortable position to be in but I pulled it out.

After the big moment, Amber told Us Weekly, “I”m so excited! I”m very proud of myself. I can”t believe…Well, I guess I can believe I endured to the end, because I worked very, very hard and I”m really happy.”

“Even at the beginning I didn”t think I was going to win! When we first started, that wasn”t the goal — it really wasn”t. I was like, “Okay, this will be cool. It”ll be great exercise, I”ll gain confidence, I”ll learn dances…I love dancing — maybe I”ll experience something new.””

Riley added, “As the weeks progressed, it got harder, and I didn”t know if I”d be able to compete anymore. There was a point where I was putting needles in my knees…and I thought, “If I”m going through this pain every week, I obviously want this more than I”m willing to admit.” Toward the end I was like, “Let”s go for it. It”s okay if I want to win.””

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