Dancing with the Stars Winners: RANKED!

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Two dozen. 

There have now been two dozen Dancing with the Stars winners, following Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars results on ABC.

That's a very large number, and it's given us quite the challenging question to answer: Who were the most deserving champions?

In the history of this beloved series, there have been some all-time legends, as well as some winners who barely squeaked through.

Let's rank them all, shall we?

24. Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Meryl and Maksim were one hot duo during Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Their chemistry was off the charts.

23. Amber Riley and Derek Hough

Amber Riley and Derek Hough
Amber Riley partnered up with the right Dancing with the Stars pro because they won.

22. Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
Kellie Pickler was an outstanding singer, but she was a better dancer, as evidenced by her win with Derek Hough.

21. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani beat the odds and emerged as the winners of Season 15.

20. Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd
Donald and Peta were awesome performers, and that's part of the reason why they won at the final hurdle.

19. J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
Army veteran, J.R. Martinez, and Karina Smirnoff were instant favorites to win Dancing with the Stars Season 13.

18. Hines Ward and Kym Johnson

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson were a memorable act during their stint together on Dancing with the Stars.

17. Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
Jennifer Grey was on Dirty Dancing eons before she won Dancing with the Stars, but her dancing skills continued to pack a punch.

16. Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough
There was never any doubt in our minds that these two were going to win Season 10.

15. Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson

Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson were a match made in heaven... at least on the ballroom floor.

14. Brooke Burke and Derek Hough

Brooke Burke and Derek Hough
Brooke Burk showed she could dance when she partnered up with Derek Hough, and they both won the competition.

13. Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas

Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas
Shawn Johnson was a real show-stopper during her performances with Mark Ballas.

12. Kristi Yamagutchi and Mark Ballas

Kristi Yamagutchi and Mark Ballas
ex-Olympian, Kristi Yamagutchi danced her way to win the competition with Mark Ballas.

11. Julianne Hough and Helio Castroneves

Julianne Hough and Helio Castroneves
Julianne Hough made hers a double, winning two seasons in a row. It was a testament to her amazing dance technique.

10. Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough

Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough
Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough survived all the way to the finish line, winning the fourth season of the ABC hit.

9. Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Cheryl Burke won her second season in a row by partnering up with Emmitt Smith. It was not that much of a surprise.

8. Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke

Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke
Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke danced their way to victory on the second season of the show. It was not a surprising win. The pair worked very well together.

7. Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater
After Heather Morris was shocking eliminated, the next person to deserve the win was Rashad and Emma.

6. Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo

Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo
Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo were the first winners of the series, and they still place very high on the list, mostly due to their chemistry and awesome dancing.

5. Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson
Alfonso and Witney conquered Dancing with the Stars Season 19.

4. Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy

Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy
Rumer and Val were both surprisingly awesome when partnered together.

3. Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough
Bindi and Derek were a delight to watch, but it was as clear as day they were winning Season 21.

2. Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd shone brightly on Dancing with the Stars Season 22 and won it all.

1. Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy emerged as frontrunners early on and they won. Predictable? Of course, but they deserved it.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente