'SYTYCD' Winners Reveal Their Celebration Plans
By ROBERT PACE
September 19, 2012
After an exciting So You Think You Can Dance finale filled with a surprising result, TheInsider.com caught up with winners Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp backstage after the show to catch their reactions and find out how they planned to celebrate the victory.
"I feel like I'm going to lose my voice by the end of the night 'cause I've been screaming so much," said Eliana, who was crowned the female champion on Tuesday. "My mind went blank...I did not imagine it. I was preparing myself for a 'no' just so I'd be ready for it."
The 21-year-old ballet extraordinaire revealed that she planned to celebrate her exciting victory by indulging in foods that she hasn't been able to eat while training for the show.
"First, I'm going to eat the biggest plate of lasagna ever and then have like three scoops of ice cream," the Florida native said. "Then, we're going to head to the wrap party after this and just let loose and have fun."
Chehon, the male champion, revealed that he initially had his apprehensions about joining the show but eventually decided to sign up because he wanted to grow as a person.
Also an expert in ballet, the Swiss dancer revealed that he would celebrate with some alcohol, which he hasn't been able to drink during the show because of its negative effects on the body. More importantly, he plans to visit his family back home.
"I think [I'll] fly home to Switzerland and see my family and just spend some time with them," Chehon said of his post-victory plans. "I know all of Switzerland has been rooting for me, and it's been incredible."
Check out the full video above for reactions from the judges and an interview with guest performer Carly Rae Jepsen.