Adam Rippon wins 'Dancing with the Stars Athletes'

In what can only be described as the most unsurprising result in "Dancing with the Stars" history, Olympian Adam Rippon and his partner Jenna Johnson were crowned winners of the all athlete season. Rippon is the first male figure skater to win the competition, as well as the first LGBTQ winner. 

"Winning the Mirrorball now has taken on a whole new meaning," he said. "I never thought somebody like me would be accepted, but I really feel love. That's why I'm so excited for what we have in store."

After winning the Mirrorball trophy, Rippon and Johnson flew across the country for an appearance on "Good Morning America" alongside newly crowned "American Idol" champion, Maddie Poppe. In response to whether this win should earn him a new nickname, Rippon had this to say.

"You'd be surprised that being 'America's Sweetheart' doesn't pay anything," Rippon said. "So if I do get a new nickname, I hope it pays better than nothing."

 You can watch the full video here. 

That's a wrap for "DWTS: Athletes," but you should take this for the road. 

You're welcome. 

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