Native Shreveport son J.R. Martinez waltzed away with the mirrorball on Tuesday's season finale of "Dancing with the Stars". The former "All My Children" star and Iraq veteran along with partner Karina Smirnoff beat out Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake for the top prize.

"First and foremost, I want to thank everybody who voted for us, for 10 weeks," said the actor, who then turned to Smirnoff and added, "You are amazing, and I'm so grateful I could be a part of your first mirror-ball trophy."