Kristi Yamaguchi “Dancing With The Stars” Winner: Mark Ballas Kristi Yamaguchi Wins “Dancing With The Stars 5″
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.”