After weeks of controversy about Dancing With the Stars being rigged for Bristol Palin to win, we breathed a sigh of relief when they announced that Bristol and Mark had come in 3rd place. After these reports claimed that Bristol’s powerful fan base and ratings were the reason that the star had lasted so long on the show, Dancing With Stars naming Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough as the winner of season 11 proved that the show was not rigged. The way we see it, 50-year-old Jennifer Grey, who is battling cancer, has had four neck surgeries, and even ruptured a disc in her back during the Dancing With The Stars competition, got a well-deserved victory.
Jennifer Grey said: “I didn’t even think about winning when I first started. This is so unbelievable. I feel so grateful, so blessed, that I had this opportunity to spend three months learning to dance and getting paid for it. I don’t know that there’s any experience that will ever be anything like this again”.
This win is the third for Derek Hough, who previously won with Nicole Scherzinger, and Brook Burke.