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'Dancing' Champ J.R. Martinez

Gets a Hero's Welcome in NYC

11/23/2011 6:14 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez

Dancing with the Stars Champ J.R. Martinez
After winning "Dancing with the Stars" and flying through the night with his trophy, Army veteran J.R. Martinez got a hero's welcome from fans outside "Good Morning America" in NYC this morning.

Martinez and his booty shaking partner Karina Smirnoff beat out Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake for the "Dancing" crown.

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Leader of the ignorant masses    

I do not follow that show or any other realty show but it is good to see a war hero who sacrificed a lot get to be the winner. But he was already a winner where it mattered.

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Eriden07    

He is a great inspiration and he deserved it!!!!! <3 it!!

879 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

Seal got the pity vote.

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gwen01    

the new york post under entertainment really sums up the Kardashian plans for Kris H. I hope it doesn't spark an interest in curiosity seekers to watch it. Clearly the press will report the nature of the show and its plot.

As for Rob, he will fade away as the Kardashian women want. He got his little moment in the spotlight but the truth is, he will never know if it was talent that got him to 2nd or if it was his sisters use of their fan base and clear cheating for votes. I am sure he will be reminded of why he was on the show for as long as he was. Even later a paparazzi yelled out "was Kim your good luck charm" and really at this point, I don't care how close a family is, when you go out in public and the press wants to talk to you so that they can spin the conversation back to Kim, after a while it has to become sickening. Khloe, Kourtney, ROb none of them are relevent, the press wants to know about the family hooker and she is the one Kris J focuses on daily. It is always about Kim. A sibling would have to be made of stone not to feel like sh.t playing 2nd, 3rd and 4th fiddle to her daily.

879 days ago
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KV Petty    

I am very happy that JR won but Rob was a total CLASS ACT. He worked very hard and improved each week. He was always gracious and I loved watching him. HE IS NOT HIS SISTERS SO DON'T JUDGE HIM FOR THEIR BEHAVIOR! The mean comments are really annoying!

879 days ago
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Gary    

Now maybe someone can look into why the judges all kissed the butt of Rob Kardashian...they should all be replaced for fraud....especially Carrieann....she was so into the kardashians that she ruined any reputation she had....he was really clumsy....yet he got 10's like Jr.....why?

879 days ago
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ocgirl    

I do no*****ch this show. But I am glad JR won! He is a true hero and has a great attitude.

879 days ago
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Holly    

Rob was a graceful a Herman Munster

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havana222    

Ricki delivered a flawless performance tonight which is more than I can say for the other two finalists and at this stage of the game those perfections, imperfections and misteps should make all the difference between 2nd and 3rd place. It was evident from the judges reactions that they were shocked and disappointed by Ricki's last place standing after her truly inspired and well-executed routine and all I can conjecture is that this was largely due to an inexplicably poor showing in viewer votes. It's a shame the audience voted that way it did because for as much improved a dancer as Rob is and as charismatic and naturally gifted a dancer as JR is..it was Ricki that brought her solid "A" game week after week after week. For all it's worth, she'll always be this season's Mirrorball champion in my eyes and presumably in the eyes and hearts of ever viewer she unwittingly inspired.

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havana222    

Ricki delivered a flawless performance tonight which is more than I can say for the other two finalists and at this stage of the game those perfections, imperfections and misteps should make all the difference between 2nd and 3rd place. It was evident from the judges reactions that they were shocked and disappointed by Ricki's last place standing after her truly inspired and well-executed routine and all I can conjecture is that this was largely due to an inexplicably poor showing in viewer votes. It's a shame the audience voted that way it did because for as much improved a dancer as Rob is and as charismatic and naturally gifted a dancer as JR is..it was Ricki that brought her solid "A" game week after week after week. For all it's worth, she'll always be this season's Mirrorball champion in my eyes and presumably in the eyes and hearts of ever viewer she unwittingly inspired.

879 days ago
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KV Petty    

Holly--what is your problem with Rob-Your comments are just nasty. Don't blame him for the reputation of his sisters and mother. If anything, feel sorry for him that he has to live with that!

879 days ago
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jeannie    

DWTS finally gave it to the one that deserved it. J R is a great dancer

879 days ago
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simon says    

Chaz is a discrace to the "im ****** up society"..Jees, did you gain more weight? By the way, you can cut em off,grow a beard, but your born ONE sex. you are a FEMALE..a hard to swallow one, but a female you are.

879 days ago
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JiLL1    

I'm glad he won. Great dancer and very inspiring

879 days ago
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jeannie    

@ KV Petty..Holly was expressing her opinion. That is her right

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