TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas have won season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars”.
The duo beat out other contestants like Shangela, Wayne Brady and Gabby Windey.
The two sat down with “Good Morning America” on Tuesday to discuss their win.
D’Amelio stated, “I think for me, I really just gave everything I had to this journey and I got so much out of it, whether it’s confidence in my dancing, new friends, you know, memories that I’ll remember forever.”
SO PROUD OF YOU @charlidamelio 💕💕!! You and @MarkBallas have worked day in and day out for this !!
— The D’Amelio Family (@dameliofamily) November 22, 2022
Ballas added “I had a really lovely time, made a great friend and had a great time creating and dancing with Charli. And also to be on the floor with all my comrades, I’ve grown up with all of them. I loved it. I had a really beautiful time.”
Congrats to our new #DWTS champs, @charlidamelio and @MarkBallas! #DancingOnGMAhttps://t.co/k8VDKVVdD1 pic.twitter.com/LXqtIi0fmq
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 22, 2022
The series finale, which debuted on Disney+, had four couples in the top with many pegging fan favorite Shangela to win.
Shangela brought the audience to their feet performing a freestyle number to “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and “Call Me Mother” by RuPaul which featured Shangela’s partner Savchenko in full drag as well.
.@itsSHANGELA showing us her strength with this freestyle 💪 #DWTSFinale @DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/X1SBSUfFlk
— Dancing with the Stars #DWTS (@officialdwts) November 22, 2022
“I forgot to vote because I was absolutely mesmerized by the whole thing,” Len Goodman said at the end of Shangela’s performance.
After all of this, many thought that Shangela would take the crown but that of course did not happen.
Fans on social media were outraged at the win from the TikToker.
so charli d’amelio won dancing with the stars… pic.twitter.com/KQnHWu8LSz
— ray ✨ (@mascarayde) November 22, 2022
Charli D’Amelio won and Shangela came in 4th? 💀
The 4 curse strikes again
— Miss Fiercalicious (@fiercalicious) November 22, 2022
You mean to tell me Shangela and Gleb got 4th after the most iconic performance ever? #DWTS pic.twitter.com/FYs5nWVOcd
— madisen (@shyingflutters) November 22, 2022
Others poured their heart out for Shangela and all of the love and passion she gave to the contest. Even fellow drag queens shared their comments on social media.
Shangela is our winner! @itsSHANGELA congrats on amazing season. So proud ❤️ https://t.co/kPuCZVHO5o
— GLAAD (@glaad) November 22, 2022
AN ABSOLUTE STAR! My winner 🌟 @itsSHANGELA https://t.co/BMFF1tvuIj
— ❄️Denali❄️ (@denalifox) November 22, 2022
Voting is mandatory!!! Text SHANGELA to 21523 or else!!! pic.twitter.com/Azxb86GgnN
— Aquaria 🤌🏼 (@aquariaofficial) November 22, 2022
Many are interested to see what is next for Charli after this prestigious win.