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'Dancing with the Stars' JR Martinez 'wants to sleep with trophy'

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JR Martinez has expressed his excitement over his Dancing with the Stars win.

The war veteran was crowned the winner of the ABC competition during Tuesday night's live finale, beating out runner-up Rob Kardashian and third place contestant Ricki Lake.

JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

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In an interview with People, Martinez spoke of his love for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

"I want to sleep with this thing. I want to kiss it. I want to polish it. I want to do everything," he joked.

Martinez also had nothing but praise for his professional partner Karina Smirnoff, with whom he shared his Dancing with the Stars victory, saying that the couple went through "a lot of magical moments together on this show that'll [they'll] cherish and carry with [them] the rest of [their] lives".

He has expressed thanks for his appearance on the show, saying that the experience allowed him to showcase who he really is.

Martinez has also revealed that he feels a huge sense of accomplishment about his performance on Dancing with the Stars and feels a tremendous amount of pride.

Watch JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff talking to Jimmy Kimmel below:

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