‘DWTS’ Curtains Close on Season 24: Did Normani Kordei Win?
Just a week after front-runner Simone Biles' shocking exit from the show, Kordei wound up taking the third-place title while Rashad Jennings and David Ross were ultimately left battling it out for the Mirror Ball trophy. Jennings, who'd dedicated a particularly memorable performance to his diabetic father, ultimately edged Ross out to take the title.
Still, viewers, audience members and celeb fans, alike, cried foul that Kordei — who consistently received some of the season's highest scores — didn't at least take second place. Even the judges looked completely incredulous that she didn't take the top spot.
"Wtf, they REALLY tried my boo NormaniKordei really??? This SUCKS," Tamar Braxton tweeted while Dawn Richard noted "Normani was robbed. but a slay is a slay so you winning anyway."
Some fans were...a little less diplomatic about their disappointment in the shakedown, though:
"I pushed myself so hard because working hard is the only thing I know, throwing effort at everything," Jennings ultimately said amid his win. "Never an excuse, never blaming anybody, looking in the mirror and finding ways to get better. So I just wanted to come out here, get to know myself better, and fight for this championship."
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