Pickler Wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’

    In this May 21, 2013 photo released by ABC shows country singer Kellie Pickler, right, and her partner Derek Hough, left, celebrate after being crowned  "Dancing with the Stars," champions in Los Angeles.

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    Capping off a season filled with blood, sweat, and tears, country-music star Kellie Pickler was crowned the winner of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday night. Pickler, the fan favorite, beat out Disney star Zendaya and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones to capture the “mirror-ball trophy.” The 26-year-old appeared both elated and stunned when the winner was announced—claiming she never imagined she would win. “This is amazing. Oh, my God,” she screamed. Earlier contests included Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and comedian Andy Dick.

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