, crowned winner of So You Think You Can Dance
season 3, is currently enjoying her fame and exposure with the reality show's 49-city tour. However, she is also aware that life after the tour may not be as glittery. Compared to Jordin Sparks
, the winner of last season's American Idol
who was assured of a recording contract with Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment, all Johnson is guaranteed is the $250,000 prize.
Although uncertain of what the future may hold, the 20-year-old dancer from Roy, Utah is playing it smart. While parts would not necessarily be handed to her, at least, she'll be able to go into auditions with the confidence she didn't have before.
“Dancers are never put on a pedestal,” Johnson said. “I'm going to use this as best I can to do shows and teach and travel and do basically whatever I can. People know me and like me. When that time is over, and I'm not as cool anymore, I can start training again. For now, I'll put that on hold for one or two years.”
Meanwhile, Johnson reveals that going back to practice for the tour of So You Think You Can Dance
was “an easy day.” In fact, she doesn't feel any pressure even when dealing with the complicated dance steps, and even enjoys the night out with the other dancers of the show.
After the three-month tour, which ends November 30 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada, just a few months will pass before the new batch of hopefuls will attempt to win the crown on So You Think You Can Dance.
When asked if she'll be sticking around to watch the new season, she said, “I'm hoping that I'm too busy to watch the show. I hope I have that many jobs and I'm doing that well.”
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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