And the Winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 32 Is…

So well deserved

ancing with the stars winner Xochitl Gomez
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Congratulations are in order for one lucky Dancing with the Stars duo. 

Last night, the popular competition series crowned—drumroll, please—Xochitl Gomez and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, as the winners of DWTS season 32. The duo received the highly coveted Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy, which was renamed earlier this year after the longtime judge’s passing.

ancing with the stars winner Xochitl Gomez
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Gomez is widely recognized for playing Dawn Schafer in Netflix's remake of The Baby-Sitters Club. The 17-year-old actress most recently portrayed America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

During the finale, Gomez defeated the runner-up, singer Jason Mraz, and his partner, Daniella Karagach. Other finalists included Alyson Hannigan (American Pie, How I Met Your Mother), Ariana Madix (Vanderpump Rules) and Charity Lawson (The Bachelorette). FYI, this was the first time that the show included five finalists.

ancing with the stars winner Xochitl Gomez val
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Each pair performed two new routines, including a Redemption Dance and Freestyle, along with an opening number that featured every star and professional dancer from season 32. Gomez began the night with a foxtrot to “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry, followed by an upbeat dance to “Que Calor” by District 78.

Before the results were announced, Gomez expressed her gratitude for making it this far in the competition. “Being here and making it this far, it’s pretty unbelievable, and I’m really grateful,” she said. 

Dancing with the Stars season 32 was hosted by Julianne Hough and Alfonso Ribeiro. Each routine was judged by an esteemed panel of dance professionals, including Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Talk about a season to remember.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...