The fourteen professional partners who have won are Alec Mazo, Cheryl Burke (twice), Julianne Hough (twice), Mark Ballas (twice), Derek Hough (six times), Kym Johnson (twice), Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd (twice), Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy (twice), Emma Slater and Lindsay Arnold.
“If I had any regret in life, it was the end of our relationship,” the “When we first dated, we were both young and immature, and I was so new to this world,” she says of why the relationship didn’t work the first time around.
At age 16 years, Laurie Hernandez of season twenty-three was the youngest contestant to win.
The first (and, as of now, only) contestant to pass away after appearing on the show is Florence Henderson of season eleven, who died in November 2016, six years after her participation.
For the thirteenth season, Burke is paired with Rob Kardashian, brother of Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney.
The champion dancer has also received Emmy nominations for her choreography.