Corcoran was a contestant on the show until Monday night, when she and her partner, Keo Motsepe, were eliminated. But her victory wasn't about winning; it was about challenging herself.
In September, Corcoran told Us Weekly that she's been dyslexic since childhood, and that it can make learning dance moves difficult. "It's hard for me to learn sequencing, like dance steps," she said in the interview. "I signed up for Dancing With the Stars to see if I could get over it and finally learn to dance."
And she did learn to dance. While Corcoran wasn't the best of the bunch, she tried something that intimidated her--and on national television, no less. The experience helped her grow: "It was such an honor and probably the most exciting thing I've done in my whole life," she said on last night's show.
Corcoran, who built a real estate empire from a $1,000 loan, is no stranger to failure. She told Inc. in June that "the hardest lesson you always learn is that you're more capable than you think you are."
"It's when you shy away from stuff because you think you can't do it, or that the results are going to be likely bad," she continued. "If you've got that dream in your head, you better go for it."