It may surprise some fans to know that Kelly Monaco made history as the first person to ever win “Dancing With the Stars.” The show has become one of the most beloved reality TV competition shows of all time, with celebrities such as singers, actors, athletes, and more coming to the ballroom to compete against each other with the intent of winning the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. During the very first season of the now iconic show, Monaco signed up and was partnered with pro dancer Alec Mazo. Although she initially earned low scores, the “General Hospital” icon ended up winning over fans and judges before taking home the show’s first title. “I was driven to win,” the soap star previously told ESPN of her time on the show. “I didn’t realize how many hours I had put in because I had the end goal of capturing the title and I achieved that,” she added.
In addition to Monaco’s triumphant win in the ballroom, she also starred on another reality TV series called “Dirty Soap” for the E! Network. The show followed the real lives of soap opera stars, including Monaco’s co-star Kirsten Storms, as well as “Days of Our Lives” alums Farah Fath, Nadia Bjorlin, Galen Gering, and John-Paul Lavoisier. During the series, fans got to know the actors a bit better and see some of the real behind-the-scenes drama from their favorite soap stars.
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