Pop Culture: Helio

The Year a Latino Finally Won Dancing With the Stars
It should come as no surprise that Latinos and Latinas know how to dance; it’s engrained in us. What should come as a shock is that it took five seasons for a person of Hispanic-descent to win Dancing with the Stars. Specifically, a Brazilian racecar driver with moves like Jagger! Hélio Castroneves sambaed his way to title in November 2007 by beating a Spice Girl and an Osmond for the coveted mirrorball trophy! Al final we had our winning moment! 

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.