SYTYCD Winner Lauren Denies Romance With Finalist Kent
On Thursday's seventh-season finale of So You Think Can Dance, contestant Lauren Froderman won (thanks to viewer votes) the coveted title of America's Favorite Dancer -- but did she also win a new man?
Froderman and second-place finalist Kent Boyd caused a stir two weeks ago when they danced together in a prom-themed contemporary number that ended in a passionate, convincing kiss.
Froderman and Boyd, both 18, have giggled about the smooch, but is something going on backstage?
"Kent and I are just very close," Froderman told UsMagazine.com after her big win. "We definitely have a connection, but we're just friends!"
Phoenix, Ariz. native Froderman was the last woman standing in the competition for several weeks, and will take $250,000 as part of her victory.
The brand-new champ told Us it was "crazy" when host Cat Deeley announced her name. "I mean, ahhh!!! I felt like a little girl! I wanted to just sit down and cry but in a happy way! That was an incredible moment, and I'll never forget it."
In a season that featured a reworked format -- plus two serious injuries that forced two dancers to bow out -- recent high school grad Froderman beat out Boyd plus Robert Roldan, 19, who finished in third.