Jeanine Mason Thanks Her Mother for Helping Her Win 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Jeanine Mason knows she can dance. (
Jeanine Mason won the 2009 edition of So You Think You Can Dance, thanks to her mother.

Mason's mom wouldn't let her quit dance classes, which the 18-year-old says led her to winning America's heart on the national stage.

From an article at NY Daily News:
Her mom made her do it.

Jeanine Mason, who was able to express her warm personality through her stellar dancing, rode that winning combination to victory on "So You Think You Can Dance" Thursday.

But she wasn't always as thrilled to be dancing as she was last night.

The 18-year-old from Pinecrest, Florida, had revealed on the show that her mother had to force her to keep going to dance classes while she was growing up.

After host Cat Deeley announced that she was the top vote-getter on the reality show's fifth season, Jeanine said "I don't know what it was that led you to push me mom, but thank you mom, whatever that was."

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