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Sharna Burgess Celebrates Becoming a U.S. Citizen: 'I Belong Here'

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Sharna Burgess is sharing a huge personal milestone! She's officially a United States citizen. «Today something really amazing happened,» the former pro posted on Thursday, alongside a video of her taking what appears to be the naturalization oath of allegiance to the United States of America.

The clip is set to Whitney Houston's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" from the 1991 Super Bowl. «I had no idea that this would feel emotional for me.

This has been my home for nearly 12 years now,» Burgess shared. «My son was born here, my life and love and career… all here.

And yet this last step of becoming a citizen and finally having the same rights as all Americans felt so important.»The 37-year-old noted that she has lived outside her native Australia since she was 18, often carrying just a suitcase between her stops. «At one point my belongings were just in garbage bags since it was easier to move,» she admitted. «I’ve never even had to vote anywhere before.

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