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Paige VanZant Opens Up About Returning To Her Hometown Where She Was Bullied

Paige VanZant Opens Up About Returning To Her Hometown Where She Was Bullied

Paige VanZant waves to the cameras while arriving at ABC Studios for Good Morning America in New York City on Wednesday morning (May 25).

The 22-year-old UFC fighter joined her pro partner Mark Ballas, plus winners Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd on the program to chat about the season and her second place finish.

Speaking with People earlier, Paige opened up about returning to the hometown where she was bullied so badly that her family moved.

“I recently got asked to go back to the town and speak at a school my aunt teaches at,” Paige shared. “I’ve been wanting to speak to students for a long time now but I just wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. So what a better place to start than the town where I had my own problems.”

She added, “It happens to everybody, but with social media I feel like it can be even worse now. You can’t change everyone. There’s going to be mean people out there. But no matter what you’re going through, there is a brighter future and the hurt and pain you’re feeling is real but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

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Fifth Harmony, Fleur East & Dan + Shay Perform During DWTS Finals - See The Pics!

Fifth Harmony, Fleur East & Dan + Shay Perform During DWTS Finals - See The Pics!

Fifth Harmony sets off fireworks during their performance during the Dancing with the Stars Finals on Tuesday (May 24) from Los Angeles.

The ladies — Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui — put a tropical feel on “All In My Head”, off of their new album, 7/27.

British singer Fleur East teamed up with Kim Fields and Sasha Farber for their performance during the night, and Dan + Shay performed their hit single “From The Ground Up”.

Check out all the pics from their performances and watch the videos on JJJ now!

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Nyle DiMarco Was Touched Carrie Ann Inaba Learned Sign Language

Nyle DiMarco Was Touched Carrie Ann Inaba Learned Sign Language

Nyle DiMarco dances down the runway alongside his Dancing With The Stars partner Peta Murgatroyd while making an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday (May 25) in New York City.

The 27-year-old model and actor received some fun surprises during the show, including a visit from America’s Next Top Model judge J. Alexander!

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Nyle also mentioned how amazed he was that DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba took the time to learn sign language.

“It was really very touching and, you know, she actually took the time to learn sign language and we don’t really see that often in this world, so that really meant a lot to me and it really touched me and it really hit me right at the heart,” Nyle explained.

Watch his interview along with the other DWTS finalists below…


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Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Are Expecting a Baby (Report)

Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Are Expecting a Baby (Report)

This is super exciting news if it is true – Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are reportedly going to be parents!

The engaged couple, who are both professional dancers on the hit show Dancing With the Stars, will be welcoming a baby later this year, according to People.

Peta, 29, and Maks, 36, got engaged while on the dance floor back in December 2015 and they have been open about wanting a family.

“I would like to start [having kids] pretty soon,” Peta told People after getting engaged. “A little boy, and then a little girl.”

“I’m not just looking forward to the next 20 years. I’m looking forward to the 20 years after that, when the kids are out of the house and it’s just the two of us again,” Maksim added. “I can’t wait.”

We have reached out to reps for the stars to verify the news.

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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 22 Winner REVEALED! See Who Won Here!

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 22 Winner REVEALED! See Who Won Here!

Dancing With The Stars just declared the winner of season 22!

After the show on Monday night (May 23), Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas were leading the way with 59 points, with Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy in second with 58 and Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd with 57 out of a total 60.

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All the votes from May 16 and May 23 were combined along with the judges’ points from both weeks and the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to declare the winner.

Click inside NOW to find out the winner of “Dancing With The Stars” Season 22…


NYLE DIMARCO

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Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas: Fusion Challenge on 'DWTS' Finale - Watch Now!

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas: Fusion Challenge on 'DWTS' Finale - Watch Now!

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas take the floor one last time for the fusion challenge during the Dancing with the Stars Finals on Tuesday (May 24) from Los Angeles.

Team PowRightInTheKiser were the top scorers of the night on Monday, with 59 points out of a total 60 from their redemption dance and freestyle performance.

Paige and Mark earned 30 points for their salsa and jive fusion set to “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris.

“I just want to write a thank you. To all the people who have been there for me and supported me. To all the amazing emails and messages from all of you telling me that I can do this and I can make it,” Paige wrote a few days before the finals to her fans.

She added, “I have struggled with confidence issues for most of my life and embarking on this journey was very scary for me. I could not have expected so much love. I would not be able to carry on with out all the positive support. Thank you all so much. I am going to push on. All for you! Thank you!”

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 22 Finals - Cast 'Summerthing' Performance (Video)

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 22 Finals - Cast 'Summerthing' Performance (Video)

The cast and pros of Dancing with the Stars were celebrating the summer time during the Finals on Tuesday (May 24) from Los Angeles.

All the returning cast members reunited with their pro dancers and troupe dancers for a fun number set to Afrojack’s “Summerthing” with Mike Taylor. The dance also brought back the Crab aka Sasha Farber!

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Check out the fun performance below and stay tuned for the fusion challenges and winner reveal!

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd: Fusion Challenge on 'DWTS' Finale - Watch Now!

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd: Fusion Challenge on 'DWTS' Finale - Watch Now!

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd heat up the floor on last time for the fusion challenge during the Dancing with the Stars Finals on Tuesday (May 24) from Los Angeles.

Team Redefining Dance placed third in the finals on Monday, with 57 points out of a total 60 from their redemption dance and freestyle performance.

Nyle and Peta danced a cha-cha and tango fusion, to “Summer” by Calvin Harris. They earned 30 points.

“Peta Jane Murgatroyd, thank you is an understatement. There are so many things I want to express gratitude, but thank you for embracing the journey with me,” Nyle extended his thanks to his pro partner on Instagram.

He added, “Thank you for helping me tell my story through dancing: What it really means to be Deaf. Thank you for inspiring millions of [Deaf] lives with me. Last but not the least.., thank you for believing in me.”

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