Bethany Mota's Dancing With the Stars time has ended. The YouTube star was sent home on night one of the two-night season 19 finale, leaving Sadie Robertson, Alfonso Ribeiro and Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish left in the competition for the mirror ball trophy.

But she's not crying tears of sorrow. In fact, Mota is looking back at her time on the series as a learning and growing experience.

"I didn't expect myself to get this far in the competition," she told E! News. "I had such a good time out there."


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Mota's partner, five-time Dancing With the Stars winner Derek Hough, praised the Internet personality. "She just always—no matter what was going on, or whatever mood I was in, whatever was happening—she always had a smile on her face and a laugh in her voice...always in good spirits. She's just a beautiful girl. I'm really proud."

During part one of the finale, Mota and Hough did the Jive to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and received a score of 36/40. Their second dance, Freestyle, was set to "Revolution (District 78 Remix)" by Diplo feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai. They received a perfect score of 40 from judges Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Mota is known for her fashion and lifestyle YouTube videos said she's taken a lot away from the ABC dance competition, including to "take more risks." Next up: more music and YouTube videos for Mota.

The two-night finale continues tonight on ABC with the entire cast returning and musical performances by Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor.

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