Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson took the crown on Tuesday night on Dancing with the Stars. After 11 weeks on the dance floor, the 17-year-old beat out all the older contestants -- not only is she the youngest to ever win, but she's also the youngest competitor on the show in the eight-year history.
But age never bothered Shawn. She tells J-14 exclusively, "I relate to all of them pretty well and I have kind of grown up in that world so I'm pretty used to it," she says. "I've spent more time with people their age than people my age."
And she was also super stoked to be paired with Mark Ballas. "At the beginning, they pair everybody up and it's a surprise for the professional and the celebrity," she tells us. "So neither of us knew who we had and that's the way it happened with everybody and so you don't find out until the first rehearsal where you walk in. I was really hoping I had him. He was my favorite. Then when I walked in was like, 'Yay!' He just seemed really fun and I just kind of had a feeling and you just gotta go with it."
Good thing she went with that feeling! Congrats to Shawn and Mark on their win!
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