Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy - 'Dancing With the Stars' 2016 Finalists

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In fact, the duo advanced all the way to the season finale on Tuesday night, which guaranteed them at least a 3rd place finish.

Hernandez, along with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy triumphed over racecar driver James Hinchcliffe and his partner Sharna Burgess, according to CNN. Plus, where is she going to put her mirror ball trophy? We can recall that they received their first flawless score during the Cirque du Soleil Night in Week 4 on consistently persisted as strong contenders. Johnson's ideal score of 40 came off a jive/quickstep fusion dance with Lindsay Arnold that fit the abilities he displayed throughout the season.

After a long, and fierce competition, Dancing With the Stars' 23rd season came to an end with Tuesday, November 22nd's episode. The win marks Val's second DWTS win.

His words touched Hernandez, and she said, "I do want to inspire others".

"To all the kids out there, you don't have to wait to grow up to change the world", added her partner, Chmerkovskiy.

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Not only was she selected to represent the United States at the Rio Olympics this summer, but she brought home both a gold medal in the team all-around competition and a silver medal in the individual balance beam competition. "I still get to dance, and this show also made me realize how much I love dancing, so I'm glad I get to do more of it". Performing a fusion dance of Foxtrot and Argentine Tango, that they had less than 24 hours to learn and flawless, Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy did what they have been doing all fall long - they absolutely CRUSHED it.

Although Hernandez's time on the ABC series has come to a close, fans will see more of her dancing skills when she tours with the show's professional dancers - and Chmerkovskiy is excited! Val lifted Laurie as they celebrated their win, while others rushed to the stage to congratulate them. Above all, you have grown in to a great performer as well.

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