02:06 PM EDT 11/24/2015
Originally posted 11/23/2015 02:00PM
Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion Shawn Johnson faced more than grueling practices and fierce competitors growing up as an elite gymnast – she felt such pressure to adhere to the 'look' of a svelte gymnast that she sometimes restricted her diet to 700 calories a day.
Originally posted 11/18/2015 03:25PM
Looking at Shawn Johnson, you wouldn't expect the Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion to be someone who struggles with her body – but she used to hide a lot of insecurity beneath her bubbly exterior.
Originally posted 11/14/2015 08:25PM
Whether it's in gymnastics competition or on Dancing with the Stars, Shawn Johnson is all about performing under pressure. But when she takes the dance floor on her wedding day, the gold medal winner tells PEOPLE she won't be looking for a perfect score.
Originally posted 11/13/2015 11:40AM
When Shawn Johnson's football player boyfriend popped the question in front of a crowd at Chicago's Wrigley Field this summer, the gold medal-winning gymnast says he scored big with her.
Originally posted 07/24/2015 09:00PM
Andrew East, snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs, just went for gold – and he nailed it!
Originally posted 11/28/2012 01:15PM
We have a winner!
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani won the mirror-ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars Monday night in the culmination of a challenging all-stars season.
"It's unbelievable," Rycroft told PEOPLE after the show. "I don't know why we kept underestimating ourselves. I don't know why we kept thinking, 'It's not us, it's not us.' And it was us."
Dovolani, who's never won in 14 previous seasons on the show, was elated on a night when his reasons for celebrating extended far beyond the DWTS ballroom.
Originally posted 11/27/2012 10:50PM
There's a new leading lady!
The first all-female finale of Dancing with the Stars featured all-stars Shawn Johnson, Kelly Monaco and Melissa Rycroft in a fierce battle Tuesday night for the mirror ball trophy.
After taking big risks in Monday night's performance show, the stars and their pro partners – Derek Hough, Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani – performed "instant dances."
With the competitors getting their dance-style instructions less than an hour before hitting the floor, the field was whittled down to two couples.
Originally posted 11/27/2012 10:15AM
That mirror-ball trophy is within reach!
Dancing's all-female top three performed two routines a piece on Monday night – and it's a tight race going into Tuesday's big finale.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were flawless and are in the lead with a perfect score of 60 points. They performed a sexy samba for their favorite dance and a high-flying contemporary routine for their super-size freestyle.
"Your technique is great but what is good to see is your confidence," judge Bruno Tonioli said after their first dance. "You've grown so much as a performer." After their contemporary number, fellow judge Len Goodman said he wished he had an 11-point paddle.
Originally posted 11/26/2012 09:35PM
It's raining 10s, hallelujah!
On the final Monday night of competition for the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars, the all-female top three – Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson and Kelly Monaco – took big risks during two final routines with their partners.
Each couple performed their favorite dance of the season and "super-sized freestyle," which allowed the pros – Tony Dovolani, Derek Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy – to incorporate the music and choreography of their choice with sets, additional performers and costumes to create routines to wow the judges and the voters at home.
Here's how it all played our inside the ballroom on Monday night:
Originally posted 11/26/2012 06:00PM
Apolo Ohno is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 4 with Julianne Hough. Finally ousted last week, the ice-skating Olympian has been blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with Karina Smirnoff in the all-star season.
I feel good. I did my absolute best on the show. I feel like we did some amazing dances. It was a blast, it was a struggle, it was hard. I overcame all the obstacles. The fan base that was there was incredibly powerful and strong.
On one side, it was a little bit bittersweet. I felt like we should have been in the finals. We definitely were good enough to be there. But it's out of our control. With the combination of the judges' scores and the audience votes, we just did not have enough votes to go onto the finals.
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