Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and her partner Mark Ballas won the fifth season of Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night; making it the first time in four seasons that a woman won ABC’s ballroom dance competition.
The former figure skater took home top dancing honors and a shiny disco ball trophy after wowing the judges with a perfect score of 30 during Monday night’s first round of dancing.
“What a fusion of mambo and hip hop. You’re Miss Synchronicity. This was so demanding and difficult, you made it look easy,” Bruno exclaimed.
Carrie Ann was also encouraging: “Kristi, you were the big crowd pleaser. You had every type of move. Loved it.”
Len said, “I am not a lover of hip hop, when it is in a Latin dance, but this held my attention from start to finish. It was quick. It had energy. I absolutely loved it.”