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"Dancing With the Stars" -- Who Won? See the Results!


He may not have been the biggest name when the "Dancing With the Stars" cast was first announced, but J.R. Martinez beat out eleven other celebrities to win the mirror ball trophy.

The army veteran and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff were crowned the Season 13 champions Tuesday night. Reality star Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke were second, while former talk show host Ricki Lake and Derek Hough were third.

After being disfigured by a landmine in Iraq, J.R. returned to the United States to rehabilitate in 2003. He eventually became a motivational speaker and actor, appearing on the ABC soap opera  "All My Children." He was arguably the least-known "star" on "Dancing," but quickly impressed audiences with his talent and determination.

Re-watch his victory below:

His most memorable moment came in Week 3, when he and Karina performed a rumba to Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This" as a tribute to fallen soldiers. The emotional performance brought the audience, his competitors and the judges to tears. The couple regularly battled it out with Ricki Lake and Derek Hough for the top of the leaderboard and ultimately prevailed. Their win also marks Karina's first victory as a "Dancing With the Stars" pro.

Rob and Cheryl were actually the highest scores after Monday night (see video highlights here). Rob initially said his goal was to better his sister Kim's placement on the show. While she was eliminated third her season, Rob finished as the runner-up. He was perhaps the most improved dancer throughout the entire season, and few would have predicted him finishing second.

Ricki and Derek topped the leaderboard many times during the season but slipped to third place during the finale. Ricki joined the show after being inspired by Kirstie Alley's dramatic weight loss last season.

You can see J.R. next as the Grand Marshall of the 2012 Rose Parade. Ricki Lake will also return to the talk show circuit next year.

Season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars" begins March 19, 2012 and toofab will have all the casting news as it breaks.

Did the right couple win? Tell toofab in the comments below!

Comments (10)

beyunkahROX:  1162 days ago

Rob only stayed because of retarded kardashian fans >

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Manda:  1162 days ago

I think most Kardashian fans think rob is the loser that he is.

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Diz:  1162 days ago

Disappointing ... Thought Ricki and Rob were very strong. I felt JR was very good but phoned it in the last two weeks.

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lisam:  1162 days ago

stop Hating ppl
just because you have no talent or reason to live...
Rob was there because he's a great dancer NOT because of Kim

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pandoraspocks:  1162 days ago

Who cares . Rob did well . The right person won.

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virgosiempre:  1162 days ago

He competed with an injured ankle and poured his heart into his dances. What not to love? War hero, endured horrific injuries and surgeries. His committment to Karina was heartwarming and thrilled he won.

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namers:  1162 days ago

Thank you; I was going to comment up there but...I met JRM (as we refer to him, his loyal All My Children fans; he did us proud!) and he is as charming and vibrant as he seems. I am thrilled for him and Karina!

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lady:  1162 days ago

Rob, Ricky & JR were all great and all have worked hard and improved themselves as time went on. There all winners and was a great season. To make it to the finale's is the greatest achievement, so good for all three of them. Congrats to all three of them. :)

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yiqiaiaia:  1162 days ago

New Year, are you ready? Perhaps you are a gift for Christmas to worry about, no, do not, your choice will be very correct. Trust us, your support will be our biggest Hidenobu.

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Emmett North Jr:  1160 days ago

I'm sooooooooooooo happy for JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff on winning on Dancing with the Stars,congradulatuions and much success in your future sincerely,Emmett North Jr.

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