Last week, Jeanine Mason, a 28-year-old contemporary dancer from Pinecrest, FL, became America’s favorite dancer, winning the "So You Think You Can Dance" title, $250,000 and a cover feature in Dance Feature Magazine.
"I just didn’t think it could happen." Mason declared in an interview after winning the title. "Brandon Bryant is such a powerful and beautiful dancer, and I admire him so much that I definitely thought he had it. So I was just ready to give him a hug, step back and let him have his moment. So hearing Cat Deeley say my name was so surreal, it was amazing."
Mason plans to enter UCLA this fall as a communications major, focusing on both dance and film. Right now, her plan is to only take three classes each semester, so she also has time to audition and follow her dream. But funnily, she also reveals that she wasn’t a natural-born dancer.