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Laurie Hernandez
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Celebrity Profile
Birth Date June 9, 2000 (2000-06-09) (age 17)
Hometown Old Bridge, New Jersey
Known For Olympic artistic gymnast

Dancing with the Stars 23

Partner(s) Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Placement 1
Highest Score 40 (Argentine Tango, Team Contemporary,
Freestyle, Argentine Tango/Foxtrot fusion)
Lowest Score 25 (Paso Doble)
Average Score 36.9

Lauren "Laurie" Hernandez is the champion from season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.

BiographyEdit

Retrieved from abc.com
Laurie Hernandez burst onto the Senior Elite gymnastics scene in 2016, just in time for the Rio Olympic Games where she won Silver in the individual balance beam and secured Gold in the team All-Around. Her goal had always been to make an Olympic team, and her dream came true!

Hernandez started gymnastics at the age of six when she asked her mother to enroll her in the sport, because she had so much energy and always wanted to experience the feeling of flying. She enrolled in Monmouth Gymnastics, where she met her coach, Maggie Haney, and they have been together ever since.

The turning point in Laurie's career happened in 2014 when her progress was stalled due to multiple injuries. She returned stronger than ever by becoming the 2015 U.S. Junior National Champion, and has been on the rise since then.

Other career highlights include All-Around Silver; beam Gold and floor Bronze at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and Bronze in All-Around, floor, beam, and uneven bar at the 2016 National Championships.

Hernandez is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she has been nicknamed the "human emoji" for her outgoing facial expressions and for her grace and artistry on the balance beam.

Dancing with the Stars 23Edit

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "American Girl" 8 8 7 8 No Elimination
2 Jive / "DuckTales" 8 8 8 8 Safe
3 Tango / "Into the Sunset" 7 8 8 8 Safe (Immunity)
4 Jazz / "The Way You Make Me Feel" 10 10 10 Safe
5 Paso Doble / "Rise" 8 9 8 No Elimination
6 Salsa / "Light It Up" 9 91 9 10 Safe
7 Quickstep / "One Fine Day"
Team Freestyle / "Embrace"
8
8
8
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
8 Viennese Waltz / "Pure Imagination"
Jive Dance-Off / "The Purple People Eater"
10
Awarded

3
10
Extra
10
Points
Safe
9 Argentine Tango / "Cell Block Tango"
Team-Up Dance (Contemporary) / "Bird Set Free"
10
10
102
102
10
10
10
10
Safe
10
Semifinals
Foxtrot / "Hollow"
Trio Samba / "Magalenha"
10
10

10
10
10
10
Safe
11
Finals
Paso Doble / "Wicked Ones"
Freestyle / "Brand New"
Argentine Tango & Foxtrot Fusion / "We Are the Ones"
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
Winner

1Score given by guest judge Pitbull
2Score given by guest judge Idina Menzel.

TriviaEdit

  • Laurie is the fourth Olympic gymnast to appear on Dancing With the Stars.
  • Laurie and Val received the first perfect score, since Len was not present at the judge's table, of the season, in week 4 for her Jazz routine.
  • She is the youngest celebrity to receive the first perfect score of the season.
  • At 16 years old, Laurie is the youngest celebrity to win Dancing with the Stars.
  • She is also the first celebrity who is born in the 2000s to win.
  • She is the first Latina to win.
  • She also tied the record of perfect scores in a season with eight set by Bindi Irwin.

GalleryEdit

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