Bindi Irwin Named Dancing with the Stars Winner!

By Lisa Weseman | Nov 24th, 2015

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough are Dancing with the Stars winners! On the Season 21 Finale, the couple beat out contenders Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess and Alek Skarlatos &Lindsay Arnold to take home the coveted Mirrorball trophy. An Australian activist and actress, 17 year-old Bindi wowed judges and fans alike all season with her upbeat personality and heartfelt performances.

VIDEO: Bindi's Dancing with the Stars Journey

 

In the Part 1 of the Season Finale, she earned a perfect 30 score for her spirited Quickstep. Later, she moved the judges to tears with her Freestyle tribute to her late father, "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, earning a second perfect score.

VIDEO: Bindi and Derek braved injury and illness to deliver a flawless Quickstep.

 

VIDEO:  Bindi and Derek's perform a moving Freestyle routine.

 

WATCH THE FINALESeason Finale Part 1 |  Season Finale Part 2

 

In the Part 2 of the Season Finale, Bindi and Derek turned in another perfect performance, earning a 30 for their Cha Cha / Argentine Tango to "All the Way" by Timeflies.

 

VIDEO: Bindi's Cha Cha / Argentine Tango Joyful Fusion

 

 

VIDEO: Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough take home the Mirrorball Trophy

 

After winning the Mirrorball Trophy, an emotional Bindi said, "Thank you so much for everything. I can’t believe that I'm here. Just, thank you for changing my life."

 

WATCH: Bindi Irwin's Best Dances

 

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