After weeks of grueling competition, Kellie Pickler and her pro partner Derek Hough were named the winners of season sixteen of “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday night (May 21).
Going in to the last show of the season, the country songstress and Disney star Zendaya were neck in neck for the top prize, while Aly Raisman and Jacoby Jones were the bottom two.
The first couple to be eliminated were gymnast Raisman and her pro Mark Ballas, with the medalist leaving with a graceful “Good luck to you three. I love you guys so much.”
Coming in second to Ms. Pickler was Zendaya, while football star Jacoby Jones landed in third. As she hoisted the famed mirror-ball trophy, Kellie exclaimed “This is amazing!”