Shawn Johnson on ‘Dancing with the Stars’: Seven Unforgettable Story Lines in November

The West Des native quick-stepped right into your hearts.

It wasn’t so much what you loved in November, but who you loved – by the tens of thousands:

Shawn. Shawn Johnson, that is, the West Des Moines native who burned up the floor on Season 15 of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars and fell just short of another mirror ball trophy.

Johnson won the mirror ball trophy in Season 8, in 2009. The 20-year-old West Des Moines native joined the All Stars version of DWTS after retiring from gymnastics earlier this year following a knee injury. She won four medals, including a gold medal on the balance beam, in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

By the tens of thousands, you came to Patch to read these stories:

  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Final Results 2012: And the Winner Is …
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Results Nov. 26: Can Fans Save Shawn Johnson in Finale?
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Results Nov. 20: Did Shawn Johnson Make It to the Championsip Round?
  • Dancing With the Stars Results: Did Shawn Johnson’s Reunion with Mark Ballas Help or Hurt Her?
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Results: Any Missteps for Shawn Johnson on Salute to Veterans Night?
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Results Nov. 13: Did Shawn Johnson Survive Double-Elimination Night?
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Results Nov. 13: Did Shawn Johnson Survive Double-Elimination Night?
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Results Nov. 19: How Did Shawn Johnson's Slinky Tango Rate With Judges?

You also looked to West Des Moines Patch for your Election Night headquarters:

You dropped a tear over this:

You shook your head over this:

  • Federal Jury Convicts Former Head of Iowa Mortgage Brokers Group of 18 Fraud Charges

And slapped it over this:

  • Woman Tells Police Being a Republican Should Keep Her Out of Jail

You licked your lips over this:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Open Today in West Des Moines; Grand Opening Planned Nov.9

And maybe pursed them over this:


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