Amber Riley (Mercedes) is the Season 17 Dancing With the Stars champion! The Glee actress beat out fellow contenders Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne to be crowned the winner of the 2013 season, and her reaction to hearing the news is pretty freaking priceless.
Like nearly all of the Glee family, the show’s behind-the-scenes content creator Kalen was watching the November 26 episode with rapt attention, and she managed to capture the moment Amber learned about her win in one perfect Vine.
The video clip shows Amber standing on the DWTS stage, right next to her dance coach partner Derek Hough. Her eyes are down, deep in concentration. Then her name is announced, and Amber literally jumps and shakes with surprise. Her eyes pop open, and a look of pure shock and joy is on her face. She starts to scream, waves her hands, and bounds up and down.
She and Derek rush to hug each other, with Amber kicking up her heels out of pure excitement. “BEST REACTION EVER! Yay, Amber!” Kalen tweets. Yep. That pretty much sums it up.
A little after 9:30 that night, Amber posted a photo of she and Derek holding their coveted mirror ball trophies. “THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOOOOOOUUUUUU! I can't believe it!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!” she wrote.
At 3:25 a.m.PT/6:25 a.m.ET — in the middle of her NYC media frenzy the next day — Amber wrote, “I wish I could send individual thank yous, take pictures, and give big hugs to all of you! THANK YOU GUYS AGAIN!”
Gah, could this lady be any more excited, adorable, or all-around perfect? We think not.