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She's been the favorite to win since the first week of the competition, and now Bindi Irwin is the official dancing queen of "Dancing With the Stars."
“Oh, my God! We won!” she exclaimed Tuesday night after beating out her biggest dance-floor rival, Nick Carter.
Irwin and pro partner Derek Hough raised the coveted mirror-ball trophy over their heads after two perfect-score dances during the finale: a freestyle dance dedicated to Irwin's father, "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, and a quickstep.
"I am speechless," she wrote in a post to Instagram after her victory. "This is a gift and I can't tell you how much love I have for all of your support throughout this beautiful journey. My life has been changed."
The path to the win was an emotional one for the 17-year-old, and she devoted more than one routine to her late father along the way.
In week four, she performed a contemporary dance to "Every Breath You Take" in his honor, and it brought her, her partner and the whole ballroom to tears
"I wish he could fully understand how much he's done for me," she said on the show at the time. "And that I miss him."
Of course as Irwin wins, so dose her partner. Hough broke his own winning record by becoming the first hoofer on the show to claim in six mirror-balls.
Congratulations to both!
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