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Amber Riley finished the 17th season of “Dancing with the Stars” a champ.
Tonight, the Glee actress and partner Derek Hough won the mirror ball trophy over fellow finalists Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourn.
The 27-year-old star screamed for joy when her name was announced. “I didn’t know if I could do it, and anything that scares me I want to do, so I want to let women of all sizes out there know you can do whatever you set your mind to,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what size you are, what color you are, you can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to.”
Eliminated celebs on this season included singer Christina Milian, reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, NFL player Keyshawn Johnson, actor Brant Daugherty, actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, TV host Bill Nye and actress Valerie Harper.
To congratulate the ballroom queen, lets take a look back at her best performances this season. Click through the slides below.