J.R. Martinez Wins Mirror Ball Trophy for Season 13 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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After a very competitive season on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ the winner was revealed last night. J.R. Martinez, an Iraq war veteran and actor, beat out Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake for the title and the mirror ball trophy.

The night was filled with surprises after the top scoring dancer, Ricki Lake, didn’t advance to the top two. Kardashian and Martinez then battled it out on the dance floor performing an instant samba to music that was selected for them during the show. Both received a perfect score of 30 points, but in the end Martinez beat the odds.

J.R. thanked his fans and his partner upon winning exclaiming, “Thank you America for believing in us,” and then turned to his partner, Karina Smirnoff, and said, “You are amazing and I’m so glad I could be a part of your first mirror ball.” 

Congrats J.R. and Karina! –Krystal Holmes