Billy Crawford named grand winner of ’Dancing with the Stars’ France

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12)— Billy Crawford has won the 12th season of “Danse avec les Stars,” the French edition of hit television competition series “Dancing with the Stars.”

His wife, actress Coleen Garcia, shared the good news in a social media post on Saturday.

“Words cannot express how PROUD I am of you!” Garcia wrote. “Not just for WINNING this difficult competition, but for growing into the person you have become: a kind, humble man who works hard, dreams big for his family, shoots for the stars and makes sure to lift as many people up with him along the way.”

“You deserve all of this and more,” she added.

Crawford’s colleagues in the Philippine entertainment industry also congratulated him on his feat.

The singer-host and his partner, French dancer Fauve Hautot, clinched the coveted trophy after garnering 53.5% of public votes, French media reported.

"I don't believe it, it's a dream for me," a tearful Crawford said upon accepting the trophy.

Crawford first announced he was joining the dance contest back in July.

He first found success in France and other European countries with the release of his first single "Trackin'" from his album "Ride."

It was certified platinum and put him on top of the French charts.