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Laurie Hernandez Compares Her 'DWTS' Win to the Olympics!

Laurie Hernandez Compares Her 'DWTS' Win to the Olympics!

Laurie Hernandez‘s trophy shelf is going to be pretty full after the amazing year she’s had!

After winning Dancing With The Stars, the 16-year-old gymnast made an appearance on Good Morning America, where she compared her Olympic and DWTS victories.

“It felt amazing. I had that same joy as I had at the Olympics. It was such an accomplishing moment. It was exciting. I’m so grateful,” Laurie explained.

Her partner Val Chmerkovskiy added, “To see that in a young person is very inspiring for anybody. She’s really special, and I wanted to do a good job for her, and I hope I did.”

Also pictured: Laurie and Val heading out of the GMA studio on Wednesday morning (November 23) in New York City.

Watch what Laurie had to say on Good Morning America below…

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The Final Five React To Laurie Hernandez' DWTS Win

The Final Five React To Laurie Hernandez' DWTS Win

Look how big Laurie Hernandez‘ smile is here!

The 16-year-old Olympian took home the mirrored ball trophy with partner Val Chmerkovskiy on Dancing With The Stars last night — making her the youngest winner EVER!

Laurie‘s Final Five teammates Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and Gabby Douglas, plus former winner Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin also sent their congrats Laurie‘s way on social media.

“Laurie Hernandez. I love you and I couldn’t possibly be any prouder. You showed the world your heart and they fell in love. Congratulations lady….. ENJOY THAT MIRROR BALL! #DWTSChamp #finale,” Shawn, who won season 8 with Mark Ballas, wrote on Instagram.

Aly added, “So proud @lzhernandez02.”

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VIDEO: 'DWTS' Finalists Complete The Fusion Challenge On Finale Night

VIDEO: 'DWTS' Finalists Complete The Fusion Challenge On Finale Night

The fusion challenge is here!

Finalists Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, and Calvin Johnson, Jr. all returned to the dance floor for their final dance on Dancing With The Stars.

All three were tasked with a fusion challenge with their partners Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess and Lindsay Arnold combined two styles of dance into one.

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They were all scored by the judges one final time before the winner was announced.

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VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy Freestyle 'DWTS' Season 23 Finale

VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy Freestyle 'DWTS' Season 23 Finale

WOW WOW WOW!

Laurie Hernandez and partner Val Chmerkovskiy were OUTSTANDING on the Dancing With The Stars finale!

The gymnast and Val went all out for their freestyle performance (set to “Brand New” by Ben Rector) after a stunning Paso Doble earlier in the night.

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Laurie and Val‘s freestyle earned 40 points, out of 40 from the judges. Added to their points from earlier, Val and Laurie earned 78 total.

Watch the performance inside…More Here »

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VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy Paso Doble For 'DWTS' Season 23 Finale

VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy Paso Doble For 'DWTS' Season 23 Finale

Laurie Hernandez just killed it with her Paso Doble on the Dancing With The Stars finale tonight!

The Olympian and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy delivered all the drama with their routine, set to “Wicked Ones” by Dorothy.

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Laurie and Val‘s redemption style dance earned them 38 points, out of 40 from the judges. The score will be combined with their freestyle points for a grand total.

Stay tuned for that on JJJ!

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Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Was Kept In The Dark About Her Grandmother's Death

Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Was Kept In The Dark About Her Grandmother's Death

We’re not sure if it was planned by her family or by Dancing With The Stars, but Laurie Hernandez wasn’t told her grandmother passed away until TWO DAYS later!

In a new interview, Laurie and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy opened up about the emotional night for her on DWTS, following the passing of her grandmother, Brunilda, who died on Wednesday.

However, Laurie was told two days after — on Friday.

“He actually covered my ears while the package was playing,” Laurie said of Val during the show. “I still cried a little bit, but without him I would have probably not been able to dance as well as I did today – or even dance at all.

She adds, “Tonight was a little hard. Some times you just don’t know what to say. So instead of saying anything, I danced my way through it.”

Val also shared, “The reality is that her grandma was so proud of her and as a person at that age, I think the most peace you get is by seeing what you leave behind and the legacy you leave behind and to see your granddaughter represent her country and her family and herself with so much dignity and pride and strength is an absolutely incredible feeling for her grandma.”

TELL JJJ: Have you ever been kept in the dark about something life altering like this?

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VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez Sambas With Val & Maks Chmerkovskiy on DWTS Season 23 Week 10

VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez Sambas With Val & Maks Chmerkovskiy on DWTS Season 23 Week 10

Laurie Hernandez lit the dance floor on fire tonight on Dancing with the Stars on Monday (November 14) from Los Angeles.

The Olympic gymnast teamed back up with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy and his older brother Maks, who was eliminated a few weeks ago.

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Together, the trio performed a Samba, set to Sergio Mendes’ “Magalenha” and earned XXX points out of a total 30.

To vote for Laurie and Val in the competition, vote for them by calling 1-800-868-3407!

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VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy Foxtrot on DWTS Season 23 Week 10

VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy Foxtrot on DWTS Season 23 Week 10

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy glided across the floor with a Foxtrot on Dancing with the Stars on Monday (November 14) from Los Angeles.

Team Valaur wowed once again with an amazing Foxtrot set to “Hollow” by Tori Kelly — who just happens to be Laurie‘s favorite singer!

Their performance earned them 30 points out of a total 30.

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Be sure to stay tuned as Laurie will be dancing again with Val and his brother Maks for their trio dance!

To vote for Laurie and Val in the competition, vote for them by calling 1-800-868-3407!

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