reality competition show, he became something of a Mormon superstar.
He choreographed pop stars’ tours and videos, taught dance classes around the world, started a band (The Weekend Forecast), and even played gay in an indie film called Leading Ladies—all while privately struggling to reconcile his very deep faith with the undeniable realization that he couldn’t pray his way out of being gay.
Season 5 champs would have been Jeanine Mason..Brandon Bryant. (I'm guessing a lot of teenage girls would've been ecstatic about that.) And Season 8 would've honored both Melanie Moore..Marko Germar.
Season 6 winners would've been Russell Ferguson..Kathryn Mc Cormick. It's interesting to note that the second winner wouldn't always have been the first runner-up.
Your interview with Mormon Stories is incredibly compelling. I was on a television show, and it was very widely known that I was LDS. Not much of a surprise considering I was a dancer, but still a surprise to many—especially those who didn’t want to know. I’ve been engaged once, semi-officially twice—and after there was love, I confessed to them about my situation. I felt that God had blessed me with all these talents, and if I had done something sinful, it would have been a slap in his face. I’ve had some friends since this podcast that have been assholes and others that say I love you even more—and these are LDS friends. What was the final straw that prompted you to leave the church?Watching reality show competitions are a little bit like falling in love.At first, the initial attraction is purely based on what you see, but as time goes on, you become more and more invested in the relationship, and do everything you can (be it voting or never-ending praying) to keep your all-time favorites in your life and on your TV screens.Season 2 would have honored both Benji Schwimmer..Donyelle Jones. ) Season 3 would have given us Sabra Johnson..Danny Tidwell (in my opinion, the best dancer ever to grace the show).Season 4's winners would have been Joshua Allen..Katee Shean.I gave up my dream that Ivan Koumaev would win this season’s So You Think You Can Dance competition.