J.R. Martinez, 28
“I want to make my Latin community proud!” That’s what Salvadorian actor J.R. Martinez told Latina.com following the second episode of Dancing With the Stars. With weeks to go in the competition, the Army vet and former All My Children star told us he wanted to become the second Latino—behind racecar driver Helio Castroneves—to win Dancing With the Stars. “I’m definitely planning on it!” he said. “Growing up and being raised by a single mother, my mother always taught me how to dance cumbias and salsa, so I plan on putting all that stuff to use in all of these dances and take it all home!” On November 23rd, 2011, J.R. won season 13 of Dancing With the Stars. Mission accomplished!