Last night, the season 8 winner of So You Think You Can Dance was crowned, and it was Marietta, Georgia native Melanie Moore, the pixie-haired dancer with the fluid, modern moves.
Sasha came in second place, Marko took third, and Tadd finished fourth.
No one was more surprised at Melanie’s win than Melanie herself, though. She told reporters: “I was ready to take second [place] very graciously. In my head I really thought Sasha was going to win. Just being up there and being named one of the final two I was like, ‘Wait, is this really happening?’ I just started crying.”
The 19-year-old won $250,000 in prize money, and says she’ll use it to return to college, although school might have to take a backseat to all the offers being thrown her way–guest judges throughout the season have already tapped Melanie to dance backup for Lady Gaga, and possibly appear in the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake.