“The Bachelorette” Season 15 star Hannah Brown, 25, of Alabama, United States is the winner of the 28th season of “Dancing with the Stars.” The most recent season of the dance competition television series premiered on ABC on September 16, 2019 and concluded on November 25, 2019.
With professional dancer partner Alan Bersten, 25, Brown competed against three finalists in the live “DWTS” Season 28 finale namely “Game Shakers” star Kel Mitchell, 41, girl group Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, 26, and “American Idol” Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina, 25. The respective professional dancer partners of Mitchell, Brooke and Alaina were Witney Carson, 26, Sasha Faber, 35, and Gleb Savchenko, 36.
The four pairs competed in two rounds. Each of the couples performed freestyles in the second round.
Brown and Bersten danced the Viennese waltz to Taylor Swift’s “Lover” in the first round and to Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” and Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” in the second round. Alaina and Savchenko danced the foxtrot to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” in the first round and to Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl” in the second round.
Brooke and Farber danced the jive to Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” and to Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine’s “Conga” in the respective first and second rounds. Mitchell and Carson danced the jazz to the “High School Musical” cast’s “We’re All in This Together” and to Kris Kross’s “Jump” in the first and second rounds, respectively.
Mitchell ended up as runner-up to Brown. Brooke and Alaina were third and fourth placers, respectively.
Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian, 73, Armando Christian “Pitbull” Pérez, 38, and Shaffer Chimere “Ne-Yo” Smith, 40, performed during the live finale. It was announced during the episode that Brown, Mitchell, Brooke and Alaina will join “Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020” along with other “DWTS” Season 28 Kate Flannery, 55, and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, 21.
Tom Bergeron, 64, and Erin Andrews, 41, were the hosts of “DWTS” Season 28. The judges were Carrie Ann Inaba, 51, Len Goodman, 75, and Bruno Tonioli, 64.
The “DWTS” Season 28 champion was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on September 24, 1994. He went to the University of Alabama.
When Brown joined “The Bachelor” Season 23 starring Colton Underwood, she finished in the Top 7. When she starred in “The Bachelorette” Season 15, she chose singer-songwriter Jed Wyatt as the winner.
In 2018, Brown was crowned Miss Alabama USA. She was unplaced when she competed in Miss USA 2018.
Watch Brown and Bersten dance to “Girl on Fire” here: