Dancing with the Stars season 30 resulted in an unexpected winner. NBA basketball player, Iman Shumpert is a foot taller than his pro-partner Daniella Karagach. Nevertheless, through grit and hard work, not to forget Daniella’s creative choreography to make the most of their unique pairing, the two won it all.
After Monday night’s big win (Read our Recap), Iman and Daniella headed to New York City for a media tour. First stop, the traditional GMA morning after-party. The rest of the final four joined them, including runner-up JoJo Siwa and her groundbreaking same-sex partner Jenna Johnson; third place finishers Cody Rigsby and pro-partner Cheryl Burke and fourth placer Amanda Kloots her her pro-partner Alan Bersten.
All four couples talked about the pressures and pleasures of competing on Dancing with the Stars. For instance, Iman and Daniella discussed the creative ways they compensated for their huge height difference. Pro-basketball players are typically at a disadvantage because of their size and height. But Iman and Daniella made it work.
Iman also shared that his Mirrorball will be displayed at his parents house with the rest of his trophies. DWTS isn’t his first big win. Iman already won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.
WATCH the Dancing with the Stars Final Four on GMA After-Party
After the party, Dancing with the Stars contestant (and American Idol alum), Jimmie Allen, fresh off of a CMA Awards new artist win, performed his hit song, “Freedom Was a Highway” off his album, Bettie James.
Watch Jimmie Allen perform “Freedom Was a Highway” on GMA