A television show host, a model, a mother, and now a Dancing with the Stars champion. Throughout this entire season of Dancing with the Stars, Brooke Burke was the consistent leader and the one to beat. After a near perfect finals touched with an emotional final performance, Brooke Burke and Derek Hough were crowned DWTS champions of Season 7.
Surprisingly, Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson finished second, beating out the surging Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer. While both of these coupes performed well, the DWTS finals was scripted for Brooke’s victory. She was clearly the judges’ choice to win, and they reserved the “10” scoring paddles for her. But Brooke’s final Viennese Waltz was the capstone for her championship leaving the audience, judges, hosts, and even fellow competitors in tears.
So the mirrorball trophy goes from Kristi Yamaguchi to Brooke Burke for back-to-back female victories. In a previously male dominated series, the women have now made two strong statements with dominating seasons by both Kristi and Brooke. On the professionals side, the mirrorball returns to the Hough family with Derek finally joining sister Julianne Hough with her two championships.
Congratulations to Brooke Burke and Derek Hough!