Val Chmerkovskiy Celebrates Alan Bersten and Hanna Brown's Win on DWTS
"Dancing with the Stars" season 28 championship saw an epic finale showdown between Kel Mitchell, Lauren Alaina, Hannah Brown, and Ally Brooke as they all vied for the Mirrorball Trophy. The night ended with a winner being crowned.
The "Bachelorette’s" Hannah Brown and her professional dance partner Alan Bersten walked away with the win. Brown, 25, took home the mirror ball trophy after competing against fellow amateur finalists Lauren Alaina, Ally Brooke, and Kel Mitchell.
The four remaining contestants danced two rounds. The first was a rendition of previous performances during the 11-week season, followed by a second freestyle dance.
Gleb Savchenko, Lauren Alaina, Alan Bersten, Hannah Brown, Kel Mitchell, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber and Ally Brooke pose at "Dancing with the Stars" Season 28 Finale at CBS Television City | Getty Images
Brown and Bersten performed the Viennese waltz to Taylor Swift's “Lover” for the first round. They then took to the stage to dance to “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani for their freestyle dance.
In response to them winning the trophy, Val Chmerkovskiy took to social media site Instagram to congratulate them on their win. He posted a sweet picture of the pair looking extremely excited.
He also took to the caption to write a lengthy message to the winners. In the caption, Val, who has won his fair share of mirror ball trophies, wrote:
"Congrats my guy. You’ve come a long way from watching in the stands to raising the trophy. You worked your butt off. Enjoy the moment."
A fan's response to Val's post | Instagram: @valentin
He went on to address Hannah directly and wrote:
"@hannahbrown you are a worthy champ, I hope this show served you well and taught you more than dance. Keep growing keep going and enjoy this beautiful moment you worked so hard for. I know how much this meant to you. Enjoy #teamalanbamahannah #dwts."
Alan Bersten and Hannah Brown pose at "Dancing with the Stars" Season 28 Finale at CBS Television City | Getty Images
Besides the exciting competition for the trophy, the two-hour finale had other highlights. It featured live performances from Cher, Pitbull, and Ne-Yo.
It also allowed ABC to air its first promo for the upcoming season of the "Bachelor" starring Brown’s ex Pilot Pete. The co-hosts also announced that Alaina had won fourth place and Brooke had won third place in the remaining minutes of the show.
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten pose at "Dancing with the Stars" Season 28 Finale at CBS Television City | Getty Images
Mitchell was the runner-up and all four final contestants as well as the season favorites like Kate Flannery and Sailor Brinkley-Cook will join the upcoming "Dancing With the Stars" tour.