Last night, frontrunner J.R. Martinez and his gorgeous partner Karina Smirnoff scored Season 13’s first perfect 30s. Which got us thinking: how many times did eachDancing With the Starsstar earn a perfect score, before then going on to win the whole competition? We took a look back and, it turns out, getting a perfect score isn’t only a requirement for the Mirror Ball trophy — you’ve got to get a perfect score more than once.
Season 1 Winner: Kelly Monaco Dance Pro: Alec Mazo Scored a 30: 3 times
Season 2 Winner: Drew Lachey Dance Pro: Cheryl Burke Scored a 30: 4 times
Season 3 Winner: Emmitt Smith Dance Pro: Cheryl Burke Scored a 30: 4 times
Season 4 Winner: Apolo Ono Dance Pro: Julianne Hough Scored a 30: 4 times
Season 5 Winner: Helio Castroneves Dance Pro: Julianne Hough Scored a 30: 3 times
Season 6 Winner: Kristi Yamaguchi Dance Pro: Mark Ballas Scored a 30: 3 times
Season 7 Winner: Brooke Burke Charvet Dance Pro: Derek Hough Scored a 30: 1 time (but the only 30 all season)