J.R. Martinez Is Dancing With the Stars Winner

Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez has been crowned this season's winner on 'Dancing with the Stars,' capping weeks near the top of the leader board on the popular ballroom dancing show. J.R. Martinez ended a storybook chapter to ABC's Dancing With the Stars by hoisting the show's mirrorball trophy in victory following Tuesday night's finale.

Rob Kardashian led the scoreboard after Monday's performance show, but there was still a long road for the three finalists before claiming the mirror ball trophy. Popular with viewers despite receiving less judges points than early front-runner Ricki Lake, J.R. walked away with the hideous-yet-highly-coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

Congratulations to JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff for winning Season 11 of “Dancing With the Stars,” narrowly beating Rob Kardashian and his partner Cheryl Burke. “First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who voted for us for 10 weeks,” Martinez said. He then credited Karina Smirnoff, his partner, for her first mirror-ball trophy. Earlier in the season, Rob dedicated a Foxtrot to his biological father, whom passed away when he was only 16.

The brother of Kim Kardashian had a little slip, but Len said it "doesn't mean anything" because, "You've got the best footwork of virtually any guy I've seen on this show ever." Kardashian said, "I feel really good. I couldn't have asked for anything better from myself. We gave everything we could. J.R. deserved to win that trophy. He worked so hard for it."

"It's amazing that this show and Karina have given me a chance to be who I am," says All My Children's Martinez, who sustained burns over 40 percent of his body during a 2003 deployment in Iraq. A performance dedicated to the many service members who die in combat was described as one of the most memorable dances in the show's history.

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