Credit: Getty Images Photo: JR Martinez at the Rose Parade 2012

The new year is already off to a bright start thanks to the always positive Dancing With the Stars Season 13  winner J.R. Martinez.

The reality show star and war veteran was clearly excited to be the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Rose Parade on Monday, January 2. The Mirror Ball champ enthusiastically waved to the crowd, jumped up in his car and gave the camera a thumbs up, and proudly displayed his huge red Grand Marshal ribbon.

J.R. was joined by girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones, with whom he is expecting his first child.

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