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

A 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 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 past Dancing with the Stars winners list and see who's truly the best of the best!
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Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Shawn Johnson Dancing with the Stars, 2008 Summer Olympics - Season 8

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Nicole Scherzinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Nicole Scherzinger The X Factor (UK), The X Factor, Dancing with the Stars - Season 10

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470 261
Kristi Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Kristi Yamaguchi Dancing with the Stars, Skating's Next Star - Season 6

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493 259
Apolo Ohno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Apolo Ohno Dancing with the Stars, Minute to Win It, Minute to Win It - Season 4

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415 304
Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Jennifer Grey Dancing with the Stars, It's Like, You Know... - Season 11

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385 290
Brooke Burke Charvet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Brooke Burke Charvet Dancing with the Stars, Rock Star, She's Got the Look - Season 7

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363 288
Kelly Monaco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Kelly Monaco General Hospital, Dancing with the Stars, Port Charles - Season 1

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382 263
J.R. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
J.R. Martinez Dancing with the Stars - Season 13

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Kellie Pickler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Kellie Pickler Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve - Season 16

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Alfonso Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
eligoldsworthy1995 added Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Silver Spoons, Dancing with the Stars

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Donald Driver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Donald Driver Dancing with the Stars - Season 14

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Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Emmitt Smith Dancing with the Stars, Hard Knocks - Season 3

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264 435
Melissa Rycroft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Melissa Rycroft Dancing with the Stars, Bachelor Pad, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team - Season 15

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259 285
Drew Lachey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Drew Lachey Dancing with the Stars, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann - Season 2

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Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Bindi Irwin Bindi the Jungle Girl, Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

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Donny Osmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Donny Osmond Dancing with the Stars, Pyramid, Donny & Marie - Season 9

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Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Hines Ward Dancing with the Stars, NBC Sunday Night Football, Battle of the Gridiron Stars - Season 12

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Hélio Castroneves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
Hélio Castroneves Dancing with the Stars, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... - Season 5

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216 165
Amber Riley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
HollyHollandLagasse added Amber Riley Glee, Dancing with the Stars

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Rumer Willis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Rumer Willis

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Cristna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dancing with the Stars Winners of All Time
lakaya03 added Cristna