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Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough crowned Season 21 winners of 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Karen Butler
2013 photo of Bindi Irwin by Eva Rinaldi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
2013 photo of Bindi Irwin by Eva Rinaldi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Wildlife conservationist and television personality Bindi Irwin and her professional dance partner Derek Hough were crowned the Season 21 winners of Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

Irwin, 17, beat out her fellow finalists Nick Carter and Alek Skarlatos for the honor.

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"Thank you so much for everything! I can't believe that I am here! Thank you for changing my life!" she screamed after learning she would be taking the coveted mirrorball trophy back to her home in Australia.

Season 22 is to kick off March 21. No casting has been announced yet.

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