Soon after Nyle DiMarco, '13, and professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd won the Mirrorball for Season 22 of "Dancing with the Stars," accolades poured into social media, online publications, and television. Below are just a few of the congratulatory comments honoring DiMarco's tremendous accomplishment, along with his thanks to the deaf community worldwide.
Along with a photo of DiMarco and Murgatroyd came this post-
I CANT BELIEVE IT! WE WON! WE WON THE MIRROR BALL!!! This is for 70 million Deaf people in the world! Thank you all for your CONTINUING SUPPORT. @petamurgatroyd YOU ARE AMAZING. Thank you for embracing this journey with me. Thank you for pushing me and believing in me. I love you!
- Nyle DiMarco, (nyledimarco, Instagram)
And from his dance partner-
"He made me see that 'Dancing with the Stars' is not only about steps, it's about connecting with someone on the dance floor and moving as one. He's been so inspirational to millions of people."
- Peta Murgatroyd, DiMarco's professional dance partner on DWTS (NJ.com)
From the third-place finishers in the competition-
"I felt so satisfied with Nyle winning. I believe in him and I believe in what he is going to do for the world with this. I think that's the coolest part of this show, there are just such amazing people - especially this season - and I feel so lucky to have made it to the finals."
- Ginger Zee, current weather anchor for Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight (People Magazine)
"This competition is more than just about dancing and Nyle had an incredibly powerful message, I think, not just for the deaf community but for all humanity."
- Professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, (Good Morning America)
Here is the lead sentence from the New York Daily News on Wednesday, May 25.
"From America's next top model... to America's favorite dancer."
- Melanie Dostis, New York Daily News
Good Morning America featured DiMarco and the runners-up on Wednesday, May 25.
"Nyle DiMarco wowed us all... Nyle [proved] time after time again, when you put your mind to it, you can do anything."
- Robin Roberts, anchor of Good Morning America
Some words from the Season 21 winner of DWTS.
Congratulations Nyle & Peta. You deserve this. You inspire us all. Thank you.
- Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin, Twitter)
And, from DiMarco's twin brother.
"I can't be more than proud of my twin brother! He definitely deserves it."
- Nico DiMarco, '12 (@nicodimarco3, Twitter)