Contrary to the way it seems, Riptide does not watch every reality TV show. Our TVs are seldom set to anything involving dance, but perhaps we should have caught some So You Think You Can Dance this season, because 18-year-old Miami student Jeanine Mason won.
Yes, she did flamenco, the lambada, and hip-hop. She moonwalked the foxtrot and polkaed the salsa, and now she is a champion.
A Pinecrest resident and Ransom Everglades grad, Mason took home a nice $250,000. She'll also headline the show's fall tour with the other finalist. After that, she plans to head to UCLA, where she'll study journalism, of all things (hold on to that $250K, Jeanine -- it's the most you'll see in your lifetime).