J.R. Martinez is an Iraq War veteran, motivational speaker, winner of Dancing With the Stars and soap opera actor. He's quite...

Fashion Face-Off: J.R. Martinez vs. Anderson Cooper

Fashion Face-Off: J.R. Martinez vs. Anderson Cooper

J.R. Martinez attended the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium in L.A. Sunday night, and if there were ever a celebrity to which the term "hero" truly applied, it would be this fall's Dancing With the Stars winner.

An Iraq War survivor who became a motivational speaker, advocate for veterans and soap opera star after being severely burned in a land mine explosion, the 28-year-old J.R. is a living, breathing testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Handsome too!

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J.R. Martinez Finishes Strong on Dancing With the Stars

J.R. Martinez Finishes Strong on Dancing With the Stars

J.R. Martinez made his case for the Mirror Ball on the final night of performances on Dancing With the Stars. But will America deliver it for him this evening?

After suffering an injury last week, but the 28-year-old Iraq War vet, soap opera star and motivational speaker gave it his all in the cha cha and the freestyle.

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J.R. Martinez Dances Through Pain, Frustration

J.R. Martinez Dances Through Pain, Frustration

J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake have been swapping the first place spot all season on Dancing With the Stars. Last night, it was definitely the latter's turn on top.

While he's never one to complain (look at all he's been through in life), J.R. rolled his right ankle in rehearsal and then twisted it again during his routines.

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J.R. Martinez on DWTS: Pink Panther Style!

J.R. Martinez on DWTS: Pink Panther Style!

Given his personal history, J.R. Martinez couldn't possibly top last week's ode to fallen servicemen and women on Dancing With the Stars. But his Pink Panther-themed tango - perfectly attuned to breast cancer awareness month - was still terrific.

Even if he weren't a good dancer (and he is), he'd be a joy to watch.

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