For Rycroft, success a reality at last
LOS ANGELES - She was criticized on “The Bachelor’’ and came in third place during her first stint on “Dancing With the Stars,’’ but Melissa Rycroft is now a winner.
The reality TV star and her professional dance partner, Tony Dovolani, were named the champions Tuesday on ABC TV’s “Dancing With the Stars: All Stars.’’
The pair beat out fellow finalists (and former champs) actress Kelly Monaco and Olympian Shawn Johnson to claim the sparkly mirror-ball trophy.
Fellow contestants on the shows first “all-star’’ season hoisted the new winners into the air as confetti rained down inside the ``Dancing With the Stars’’ ballroom.
Tuesday’s two-hour season finale featured performances by the three finalists and each of the returning cast members: actors Pamela Anderson, Sabrina Bryan, Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini; singers Joey Fatone and Drew Lachey; race car driver Helio Castroneves; reality TV star Bristol Palin; Olympic skater Apolo Anton Ohno and football star Emmitt Smith.
Six of those contestants ? Johnson, Monaco, Lachey, Ohno, Smith and Castroneves ? were previous winners.
Rycroft and Dovolani came into the final contest with a pair of perfect scores. Those points were combined with viewer votes and a last set of judges’ scores for an “instant dance’’ for which they had less than an hour to prepare.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.
Standards Board Policy (0/250자)