The gifts just keep on coming for America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal.
The 12-year-old singer and ukeleleist, who was named the season 11 winner on Wednesday’s finale, is one step closer to achieving her ultimate dream of appearing on Treehouse Masters. Following her victory, VanderWaal told ET she hoped to spend part of her $1 million winnings on her own “sick treehouse” with “zip lines, bridges, everything.”
Treehouse Masters host Pete Nelson, who’s built treehouses on the show since 2013, recorded a special message for VanderWaal, which Animal Planet posted to Twitter on Thursday.
“Congratulations on your win, you are so amazing! And I’m thrilled to think that you mentioned you wanna have a treehouse built,” Nelson said in the video. “I mean, seriously? Because we could do that! We could be at your house tomorrow -- bridges, ziplines, the whole thing. Really, this is so fun, so exciting! Congratulations, and call me!”
Moments after she was crowned the newest America’s Got Talent winner on Wednesday, VanderWaal relived the surreal moment with ET.
“Really whenever something like that happens, you’re not really thinking. You’re just like, ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, this is happening, this is happening, this is happening, this is happening,’” she recalled.
VanderWaal, who charmed America with her sweet voice and original songs, admitted it hasn’t sunk in yet that she’s the champ.