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‘Glee’ Star Amber Riley Wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Amber Riley, star of the hit show “Glee,” won the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars thanks to a perfect score on the final three dance routines.

Riley beat out Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne.

She and professional dance partner Derrick Hough soared their way to the top after incredible Samba and Quickstep routines and they showed versatility with a sexy Charleston number.

After the victory, the young actress dished on the why she did the show.

“I didn’t know if I [could] do it and anything that scares me I wanna do,” she said. “So I want to let women of all sizes out there know you can do whatever you put your mind to. It doesn’t matter what size you are, what color you are, you can do whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to!”

Amber seemed to be quite a natural on the dance floor and it also helped that she had arguably one of the best coaches on the show in Hough, who now has five Mirror Ball Trophies.

Still, the 27-year-old starlet was a bit of an underdog coming into the competition as she had to battle a knee injury throughout most of the season.

Bleu, who was a favorite because of  his dance experience with Disney’s “High School Musical,” came in second.

“I thank God for this experience,” he said. “I thank my family; I thank my best partner in the world.”

Scores from judges and the show’s national audience determined the victor.

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