Hannah, 25, competed against Kel Mitchell, Lauren Alaina, and Ally Brooke for the season 28 trophy. The contestants each did a traditional ballroom dance and a freestyle round for judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.
The former Bachelorette first performed the Viennese waltz to “Lover” by Taylor Swift then she danced to a medley of “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani. In the first round she received at 28/30 and in the second round, she got her first perfect score, a 30/30, of the season.
Hannah didn’t earn the highest scores of the night, however, the finale is decided from fan voting. Chris Harrison, several stars from The Bachelor franchise, Miss USA contestants, Demi Lovato, and more all took to social media to encourage people to vote for the former Miss Alabama and it worked!
Host Tom Bergeron revealed Lauren, 25, and her partner Gleb Savchenko came in fourth place, Ally, 26, and her partner Sasha Farber came in third place, and Kel, 41, and his partner Witney Carson were the runner-ups. Alan, 25, spun Hannah around once they were announced the winners and appeared to tear up with emotion. This was his first win on the show.
“WE DID IT! Thank you all so much!” Hannah wrote on Instagram after winning.
A week ahead of the finale she shared a lengthy message about her journey on the show. “I am overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude. This experience has not been easy, but it’s been rewarding on more levels than I could have ever have imagined. I’ve had to take a hard look at myself, my flaws, my strengths, and, mostly, the things I’ve let hold me back. I have been vulnerable in a way that is the farthest from comfortable for me. I’m a flawed, emotional human, and this has brought the best and the worst out in me,” she wrote.
Hannah continued, “Even still, I’m beyond grateful because it’s been a process to grow, feel, and learn more about myself in a unique way. Being myself...that’s easy. Performing and being confident in my abilities...that’s a battle. Thank you all for continuing to support me on this journey, as I push myself in ways I’ve never thought I could.”
Hannah, Kel, Lauren and Ally along with their professional dance partners are set to join the Dancing With The Stars Live tour in 2020. Season 28 contestants Kate Flannery and Sailor Brinkley-Cook are also going on the tour.
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