"Playing Stefan Urquelle was life-changing for me. I was apprehensive about playing Stefan, but the executive producers saw in me the man I hadn't become yet," White, who was 19 at the time, told the cameras. "It introduced a new side to me. After I played that character, people started treating me differently. When I played Stefan Urquelle, I showed people there was more to me to offer."
On stage, White and his partner Kym Johnson sashayed their way across the stage to Babyface's "For the Cool in You" while the actor worked his Stefon charm and sex appeal.
Despite their tensions (Us Weeklyreported exclusively Monday that the duo got into a vicious fight during rehearsal, with White calling Johnson an 'idiot' after 'flipping out'), White made sure to include the dancer in his post-dance speech.
"Kim has been strong for me all week," he said through tears, as Johnson patted him on the back.
White and Johnson ended up scoring a 25/30, tying them with Donald Driver/Peta Murgatroyd and Roshon Fegan/Chelsie Hightower. The three teams were a smidge under Maria Menounos and Derek Hough, who nabbed a 27/30.