HOLLYWOOD - Amber Riley, star of Glee, was so excited at being crowned this season's Dancing With The Stars winner of the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy that she did not realize it but she made about six back flips in a row.
Her dance partner Derek "The Dancing Dude" Hough was overjoyed and was proud of the fact that he had also won last season with country music artist Kellie Pickler.
Amber spoke with Pico de Gallo of Tittle Tattle Tonight and said that she proved that a girl does not have to be pencil thin in order to win a dance competition.
She added that being chubby is no obstacle as long as one pays attention, gives it 100 percent, and keeps her caloric intake to a minimum.
Riley told de Gallo that she was just very happy that not once during all of their rehearsals and performances did she ever step on Derek.
She pointed out that had she stepped on Hough's foot it could have been a career ending injury for Julianne Hough's brother.
Amber and Derek beat out 11 other dance teams to win the top prize.
Pico de Gallo asked Amber what she was going to be doing the next few days. She grinned and said that one of the first things she was going to do was to meet with the Glee producers and ask for a nice, hefty raise.
When Derek was asked the same question he replied, "Pico, after Amber and I get done with our after the finale appearances, I am going to go down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with my lusciously sexy girlfriend Nina Dobrev, star of The Vampire Diaries."