Back-to-back finales last night saw ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: Athletes and American Idol announce their winners -- and MediaVillage was backstage at both to talk with the champs. It came as no surprise that Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon (and partner Jenna Johnson) took the Athletes honors, after a season that proved he was as natural on the ballroom floor as he is on the ice. “Yes it [feels as good as it looks],” a thrilled Rippon told me after the show while holding the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. “[Doing the show] reminded me that every time you step out of your comfort zone and push yourself into something you’ve never done before, that’s when you have the truest feeling of accomplishment.”
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