Congratulations, Bindi Irwin!
The 17-year-old actress and daughter of the late Steve Irwin took home Dancing with the Stars' coveted Mirror Ball Trophy last night — along with her handsome partner, Derek Hough!
Bindi and Derek at the season 21 finale on Nov. 24. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I'm so blessed and so honored to be here and this entire experience has felt like the most beautiful thing," Bindi told Closer Weekly. "Derek has inspired me every single day and has believed in me every step of the way."
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When asked how about how her late father would feel about her winning the reality competition, Bindi replied, "Honestly, I hope that he would be proud of me and I hope that I am able to carry on in his footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on because his strength is what keeps me going."
To celebrate Bindi and Derek's win, click through the gallery below to see the rest of the show's past champions then and now!
Since twirling around the dance floor with partner Alec Mazo — who left the show after Season 5 — Kelly has hosted the Miss USA Pageant and starred on the E! reality series Dirty Soap. In 2012, she returned to DWTS for a chance to win a second Mirror Ball Trophy in Season 15 but finished in third.