Season Sixteen: Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough
By LISA HIRSCH KRISTA WICK
November 27, 2013
Country crooner Kellie Pickler and her pro partner Derek Hough became the proud owners of the much-coveted mirror ball trophy on May 21, narrowly beating out Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The two couples were neck-in-neck at the top of the leaderboard for much the competition.
At first unable to hear the winning announcement when it was delivered live, Pickler jumped for joy when Hough informed her of their big achievement. "This is amazing," said the singer with delighted shock. "Oh my god!"