‘Dancing With The Stars’ Crowns A New Champion

The celebrity ballroom has new champions. 

It took weeks of intense competition, but on Tuesday night, hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews finally handed off the Mirror Ball trophy to the winners of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 22: Nyle DiMarco and his pro partner, Peta Murgatroyd. 

The deaf model, who also won Cycle 22 of "America's Next Top Model" last year, has been a beloved contestant since the beginning. And it was clear that his fellow celebrity contestants and the pro dancers loved him too, as DiMarco and Murgatroyd were swarmed after the happy news was announced.

"This is such an amazing feeling," Murgatroyd told Bergeron. "This whole thing has been so incredible because of this man," she added of DiMarco.

Adam Taylor via Getty Images
Peta and Nyle on "Dancing with the Stars."

UFC fighter Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas were the runner-ups, while ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy placed third.

Although many thought Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris would be in the running for the trophy, he was sadly voted off last week. DiMarco, however, has had quite the season. 

Let's congratulate him and Peta by watching their epic Freestyle routine to Disturbed's cover of Simon & Garfunkel's 1964 song "The Sound of Silence." Truly amazing. 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/23/dancing-with-the-stars-season-22-winner_n_10124008.html

Nyle & Peta's Freestyle - Dancing with the Stars

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd Freestyle dance to "The Sound Of Silence" by Disturbed on the Dancing with the Stars' Season 22 Finals!

Subscribe: http://goo.gl/T7bg3N
Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8|7c on ABC!