Winner of Dancing With the Stars: Amber Riley

Kathryn Whitworth| November 27, 2013

Another DWTS champion is named. The winner of season 17 of Dancing With the Stars is none other than Amber Riley. The Glee star and her dancing partner, Derek Hough, were presented with the Mirrorball Trophy on Tuesday, Nov. 26. in the dancing competition on ABC. The other finalists, Jack Osbourne and Corbin Blue failed to compete with the winning couple’s perfect score for their last dance, the “Samba-Quickstep Fusion.”


Amber Riley & Derek Hough Photo Credit: ABC/Adam Taylor
Amber Riley & Derek Hough
Photo Credit: ABC/Adam Taylor

“I try to give 100 percent to whatever I do, but I didn’t expect to learn so much outside of dancing about myself,” the actress told Us Weekly on Monday. “It’s like this spiritual journey because you’re putting yourself in a position to learn something new every day. You’re purposely putting yourself in an uncomfortable position, and you’re fighting through every single week.”

Hough, who has been dancing on the show for the last 12 seasons, now has five wins under his belt. “You have the biggest heart,” Riley said in a video to Hough. “You always pushed me to be better.


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