SALT LAKE CITY, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When USANA Brand Ambassador Rashad Jennings signed up for Dancing with the Stars earlier this year, he looked at it as a fun opportunity to learn another new skill. And just like every other hobby he's ever picked up during the off season, ballroom dance and all of its lifts, spins and disciplines came naturally to him. So natural in fact that he and professional dance partner Emma Slater Foxtrotted and Jived their way to this season's coveted mirrorball trophy.
"At the beginning of this journey, signing up, I didn't know what I was getting into, and I knew I was going to learn how to dance. But if you had told me I would have made it to the finals, I wouldn't have believed you," Jennings said.
With tough competition among fellow professional athletes David Ross and Simone Biles, and Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei throughout the season, Jennings and Slater were able to deliver memorable dances that allowed them to head into this week's two-night finale at the top of the leaderboard. Jennings went on to earn his first perfect scores from the judges Monday night for both his sultry Viennese Waltz redemption dance and infectious freestyle performance, securing his spot at the top.
"Rashad is a tremendous athlete and individual, which can be seen in everything that he does," said Dan Macuga, USANA chief communications and marketing officer. "It has been fun to watch him perform on a different type of stage and showcase another one of his talents. We congratulate him on this well-deserved achievement."
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*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated USANA product users who have received compensation and/or complimentary USANA products for their partnership with USANA.
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