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The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time

List Criteria: Only includes winners from the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars

Complete list of Dancing with the Stars winners, voted best to worst by fans of the show. As new Dancing with the Stars champions are set to be crowned, take a look back at all the winners from previous seasons. The ABC reality competition series is one of the most top-rated dance programs on television and features stars of film, TV, music, sports and pop culture. DWTS premiered in 2005 with only six celebrity competitors. "General Hospital" actress Kelly Monaco became the first-ever celeb to take home the show's mirror ball trophy alongside her professional partner Alec Mazo. The competition became tougher each season and saw famous personalities attempt to master various ballroom and Latin dances such as the Waltz, Quickstep, Samba and Cha-Cha-Cha.

Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli make up the judging panel, but it's America's vote that ultimately decides the winners of Dancing with the Stars. In Season 15, The Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft competed against the show's most memorable contestants during the show's All-Stars version and beat out previous winners such as 98 Degrees singer Drew Lachey and hot gymnast Shawn Johnson. The series celebrated its 16th season this year with a dozen celebrity contestants vying to win. On May 21, Kellie Pickler won Season 16 against finalists Zendaya Coleman, Aly Raisman and Jacoby Jones. The country singer joins the elite list below as the newest DWTS champ. Vote up your favorite winner to the top of the list and see who's truly the best of the best!
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    the people's #1
    Shawn Johnson

    1992 More
    100
    Season 8
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    1971 More
    92
    Season 6
  3. 3
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    most listed
    Jennifer Grey

    1960 More
    91
    Season 11
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    1982 More
    90
    Season 4
  5. 5
    Up 317
    Down 162
    1978 More
    90
    Season 10
  6. 6
    Up 297
    Down 150
    1983 More
    90
    Season 13
  7. 7
    Up 291
    Down 173
    1971 More
    90
    Season 7
  8. 8
    Up 271
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    1976 More
    90
    Season 1
  9. 9
    Up 297
    Down 265
    1986 More
    76
    Season 16
  10. 10
    Up 200
    Down 188
    1969 More
    73
    Season 3
  11. 11
    Up 237
    Down 196
    1975 More
    71
    Season 14
  12. 12
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    1976 More
    66
    Season 2
  13. 13
    Up 169
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Melissa Rycroft

    1983 More
    65
    Season 15
  14. 14
    Up 148
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    1975 More
    59
    Season 5
  15. 15
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    1976 More
    58
    Season 12
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Donny Osmond

    1957 More
    55
    Season 9
  17. 17
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    35
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