Maybe they should rename Dancing with the Stars after last night’s winner Shawn Johnson was awarded the coveted mirror ball trophy.
She is the third US Olympic Gold Medalist to win the prize, and rightfully so. Olympic athletes are the best in the world and know what it means to motivate and dedicate themselves to training hard and molding their bodies into top shape, much like professional dancers. They are so dedicated to success that their stamina is unparalleled. Shawn is only 17 years old and is also the youngest contestant to ever win Dancing with the Stars in its eight-season run.
Hats off to the little girl with the Heart of Gold!!
Other past Olympians to win the show include Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi in season 6 and Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno in season 4.