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‘SYTYCD’ BEHIND THE SCENES: Lauren Won The Dance Contest…But Not The Secret Food Fight!

Fri, August 13, 2010 1:46pm EDT by 1 Comment
Courtesy of Fox

Courtesy of Fox

Forget beautiful leaps and graceful steps! Finalists Lauren, Robert and Kent tell us they had a food fight in their apartment to celebrate becoming the final three!

Lauren Froderman, Robert Roldan and Kent Boyd, the final three contestants on the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance, have dazzled us week after week with their gravity-defying lifts and flawless performances — but don’t mistake their gracefulness for maturity! When these young dancers step off the dance floor they are anything but refined — in fact, they’re down-right childish!

“This is going to sound crazy, but this past week – I can’t believe I’m talking about this – Lauren, Kent, and I had a food fight in our apartment,” 20-year-old jazz dancer, Robert Roldan, who took third place, told exclusively backstage after the season finale Aug. 12. “We threw eggs at each other, Dr. Pepper, cupcakes. We went crazy because we made the top three and we decided to celebrate with a food fight and that’s something I’ll never forget, ever. It was the best thing.”

Who was crowned winner of this glorious battle?

“I don’t know!” Robert admitted, laughing. “I had mustard all over my face and ketchup all over my body, so I don’t really know. Kent had cupcakes in his face and Lauren was drenched—her sweatshirt was a different color. She got cranberry juice or something like that all over her. That was funny.”

That’s not the only incident when these crazy kids stopped pirouetting and spiraled out of control! Host Cat Deeley told us her favorite memory from the season…and it certainly didn’t happen onstage.

“My favorite behind-the-scenes moment of this season was when I had my 4th of July barbecue and all the kids went over to my house and we had burgers and hot dogs and cocktails and beers and sodas for those who weren’t able,” the 33-year-old British beauty said, remembering, “Kent did back flips in my pool. He did one and came out with a bloody nose—it covered half his nose up. Then he did another and came out with exactly the same thing again. I was so told off by my makeup artist. She said, ‘Don’t ever let him do that again!’ He did it once! I thought he had learned his lesson!”

No kidding! These dancers are fearless on and off the stage — which is something that sets them apart from the rest of the competition and ultimately, led audiences to pick their Lauren as their favorite performer, director and choreographer Adam Shankman told us.

“When Lauren was left alone in the center of the two guys, what you saw was that not only was she the most consistent competitor on the show…but she revealed to be a great role model for young women, a hard worker, and a symbol for female empowerment,” Adam said. “So I think the young girls’ votes that were going to Kent, the cute-boy-vote shifted to the you’re-a-hero vote.”

Added winner Lauren, an 18-year-old contemporary dancer from Phoenix, Ariz., “I have been the last girl standing for quite some time and to be able to win, it’s crazy. I feel like it’s a dream and I don’t want to wake up.”

–Kirstin Benson, with reporting by Karen Datangel