"When you don't hear your named called out, it stings for a second," he explained to Celebuzz in a recent video interview. "But ... [winning] couldn't have happened to nicer people and more deserving. I was up there and Shawn's won, and Kelly [Monaco] won. For [Melissa Rycroft] to win, it just felt right. And for Tony [Dovolani] after 14 seasons."
Awww. That's the right attitude!
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