Trilby Beresford
November 23, 2016 9:31 am
Instagram/Dancing with the Stars

This news is almost too much to handle, because we’ve been cheering for Final Five member Laurie Hernandez on Dancing with the Stars since we first heard she was competing, and now we feel like proud moms because the olympic gymnast just vaulted to victory!

As in, Laurie and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy just won Season 23!

There have been so many amazing moments, from their first cha-cha to Bonnie McKee’s “American Girl,” to performing a Pasodoble-style dance to Katy Perry’s “Rise,” and even those rehearsal videos where we got to see the effort, emotion and passion that Laurie poured into every movement.

We know that the competition was hard at times, but she pushed through and dazzled the world with her signature smile!

And when Laurie was announced as the winner, her words were graceful and inspiring as always.

Awwwww. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, girl!

She also posted this heartfelt message on Instagram, thanking her dance partner Val and all her supporters.

And look at all this love from her Olympic teammates.

Laurie, you are one of our favorite humans. Ridiculously talented and awesome all-round.

Now go and enjoy some well-deserved time off with friends and family!

H/T: People

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