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Hannah Brown and Partner Alan Bersten Win the Mirrorball Trophy during the DWTS Finale

Odette Odendaal
Nov 26, 2019
07:27 A.M.
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"Dancing with the Stars" crowned its season 28 champion last night in an epic finale between Kel Mitchell, Lauren Alaina, Hannah Brown, and Ally Brooke for the Mirrorball Trophy.

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On Monday night, after the four semi-finalists competed during a glittery finale, Hannah Brown and her pro partner Alan Bersten officially became the season's winners.

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THE MAGICAL EVENING

The finale featured performances from Ne-Yo, Pitbull, and Cher as the four couples took to the floor for their final two rounds of the competition.

Under the watchful eye of judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba, the first round kicked off with Hannah Brown and her partner's Viennese waltz to Taylor Swift's "Lover."

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Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko went with a foxtrot to "Jolene" by Dolly Parton, while Ally Brooke got her jive on with Sasha Farber to Tina Turner's "Proud Mary." To finish off the first round, Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson did the jazz to "We're All in This Together" by the High School Musical cast.

During the second round, contestants of the ABC show went freestyle to upbeat tunes as Hannah and Alan danced to "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl." Lauren and Gleb chose the song "Country Girl" by Luke Bryan, Ally and Sasha danced to "Conga" by Gloria Estefan, while Kel and Witney went with "Jump" by Kris Kross.

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THE REVEAL

The big reveal came right at the end of the show when co-hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron announced Lauren Alaina in fourth place, followed by Ally Brooke snagged third place. After a few moments of suspense, they revealed the winner as Hannah Brown, leaving Kel Mitchell as the runner-up.

Following her win, Hannah Brown took to social media to express her delight as this year's champ. "WE DID IT!thank you all so much!" Hannah captioned a victorious picture with her pro partner Alan Bersten as they held the trophy up high.

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IT'S NOT HANNAH'S ONLY RECENT WIN

On cloud nine after her win, it's not Hannah's only one this month. "The Bachelorette" star attended the 2019 People's Choice Awards earlier this month looking beautiful in a red and walked away with her first-ever PCA win for Competition Contestant.

Elated and surprised by her PCA win, Hanna didn't hesitate to share her feelings during her acceptance speech. "Everyone has supported and loved me through this crazy, amazing year," Hannah said. "Like, how is this happening to me? I was just a girl from Alabama, but thank you for allowing me to be that girl from Alabama and to shine my light."

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Hannah Brown attends the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Hannah Brown attends the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Besides being the reigning champ of the 28th season of the dancing competition, Hannah Brown will also be remembered for making headlines after she told judge Carrie Ann Inaba not to touch her while they rehearsed for a Rumba do-over.

Hannah struggled to get the Latin hip motion down pat, and when her emotions took over, she rebuffed Carrie Ann's offer of a shoulder to cry on.

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