The winner of Dancing with the Stars NZ 2019 has been crowned

goss 16/06/2019

After 10 weeks as 12 celebrity couples battled it out on the dance floor - a winner has finally been crowned!

Manu Vatuvei and his partner Loryn were handed the Dancing with the Stars NZ mirrorball trophy after winning the public vote against Laura Daniel and her partner Shae.

Beginning with four finalists in the Grand Final episode, Clinton Randell and William Waiirua were eliminated halfway through the show in third and fourth place respectively.

Manu Vatuvei and Laura Daniel then competed with their own choice of dance, with both scoring a perfect 30 for their freestyle, and Laura earning a perfect 60 for both her performances of the night.

The judges praised Manu for being brave enough to show his emotions and vulnerability during the show.

He even choreographed his final showdance himself, which earned his first perfect 30 score in the competition.

In their thank you speech, Manu shared how everyone in the cast were champions "for doing this for a great cause".

Manu also thanked his family, the judges, the public support and his partner Loryn.

"I've loved this journey," he said.