Dancing With the Stars contestant Victoria Arlen, who was a fan favorite, was sent home last night during the semifinals, and everyone was disappointed to see her go.
The Paralympian moved fans of the dance competition and all over the world for the past nine weeks,
After sharing that she developed rare conditions at the age of 11 which impaired her ability to eat, speak, walk, and even move.
She relearned how to walk in 2016, after being paralyzed from the waist down, making her time on DWTS even more remarkable.
The 23 year old could not hold back tears after hearing she was eliminated and immediately hugged her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy before receiving a standing ovation.
Ironically Victoria received her first 10’s from the judges during her final dance.
While holding Victoria after the elimination, Val told her ‘ Be proud of yourself, there’s nothing to be upset about. So proud of you’
Victoria called the elimination ‘devastating’ though added …
‘ Last night couldn’t have gone greater until the end, but I’m really proud of what we achieved and the fact that we did get those 10’s””