Laurie Hernandez Takes DWTS Crown

//Laurie Hernandez Takes DWTS Crown

Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez was crown champion of DTWS!

“The Olympics, as a little kid, it was such a big goal that I created for myself and I was able to push through and make that happen. … I’ve always loved to dance and my passion was dancing as well as gymnastics, so winning the mirrorball (trophy) today was insane and amazing,” said Hernandez, who hit the post-show red carpet with Chmerkovskiy, runners-up James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess and third-place finishers Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold.

Will the mirrorball trophy reside with her Olympic gymnastics medals, including a gold from the women’s all-around team competition and a silver in the balance beam at the Rio Games in July?

“Probably,” the 16-year-old said. “Or maybe like in the center of my house.”

Chmerkovskiy, now a two-time pro champ, says he finds Hernandez inspiring and hopes others, especially younger fans, do too.

“I wanted to set an example through her … for her generation that anything is possible. To stay hungry, to stay humble, she’s a testament to that”

Hernandez agreed. “I do want to inspire others…When I was a little kid, I looked up to other people, so I hope I can inspire little kids.”

2016-11-23T11:03:10+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Gymnastics|0 Comments