And the winner is …
Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach! On Monday 22 November, the dancing duo won the top prize for season 30 of Dancing With The Stars: The coveted Mirrorball Trophy. The two were not necessarily the expected winners for tonight’s final episode, as the final attack had stiff competition. We are of course referring to Iman and Daniella’s opponents JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy; Amanda Kloots and Alan Burst; Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke.
Nevertheless, Iman’s great victory is a historic one, as the We Got Love Teyana & Iman star is the first former NBA player to win DWTS. Happiness!!
While this season was one of Dancing With The Starsbest, it was not without drama. Specifically, COVID-19 appears to be the biggest challenge for production, with Rigsby and Burke tested positive earlier in the competition and judgment Derek Hough get diagnosed with the virus less than a week before the final.
“I wanted you to hear it straight from me,” Derek said in an Instagram video on November 16. “Even though I have been fully vaccinated, I have just been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID … I feel strong, but I am currently taking advice from medical professionals. Do everything I can to get better as soon as possible. I’m currently in quarantine and I’ll make sure I keep you all up to date on what’s going on. “