Melissa Rycroft didn't want your pity when Jason Mesnick broke her heart on national television, and she doesn't want it now that she finished third on Dancing with the Stars.
"I wanted that mirrorball trophy, I really did," the beauty told Us Weekly. "But I don't need it because I know I've accomplished more than I ever thought I could."
After all, how can Rycroft complain? Considering where she's been over the last year, Melissa is just grateful to have been one of the final three competitors, along with champion Shawn Johnson and Sex and the City star Gilles Marini.
"Never in a million years did I imagine I'd be dancing with an Olympian and someone who was in a blockbuster movie. My life in the past 11 months has changed so much."
Will it change more in the future? Will Rycroft pursue other headline-making activities or roles?
"I really don't know. I'm not going to pursue anything right now, but if things come my way I will look into them. Never say never!"
We won't, M Ry. In the meantime, relive this star's journey on DWTS by clicking on the images below...