Another season of So You Think You Dance premieres tomorrow. Can you believe it’s the tenth season? It just seems like yesterday when the dancing competition began. In its inaugural season, it was all about crowning America’s Best Dancer. Realizing it was just one big popularity contest, it quickly changed to America’s favorite dancer. For the purpose of this post, it’s all about crowning America’s hottest dancer. My kind of contest.
Over the years, FOX’s dancing competition has featured a bevy of flexible studs, dropping it like it’s hot while shirtless and sweaty. Every season there seems to be one or a couple male contestants that captivate the hearts and eyes of teenage girls and horny gay men everywhere. I decided to go back through all the seasons and pick the Top 15 hottest male dancers to ever compete on the show. Will recently-anointed winner Chehon Wespi-Teschopp make the cut? One particular season dominated my list, owning all Top 3 slots. Find out which one and my HOTTEST pick below.
Season: 2, Top 10
Post SYTYCD: Appeared on Dancing With The Stars partnering with Holly Madison (Season 8), Mya (Season 9) & Petra Nemcova (Season 12).
Why I Picked Him: He’s got that Russian boy-next-door appeal to him. Da?
Season: 5, Runner-up
Post SYTYCD: Brandon appeared in the Glee episode titled “Bad Reputation. He danced in the “Physical” number with Olivia Newton-John and the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” performance. Bryant has also appeared in his underwear for one of Andrew Christian’s sexy vids.
Why I Picked Him: That smile, his muscles and most importantly… that bodacious booty.
Season: 6, Runner-up
Post SYTYCD: Danced in the Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis in Las Vegas. Karr also toured with Rasta Thomas’s touring company Bad Boys of Dance.
Why I Picked Him: Just look how sexy he looks with his legs in the air. So flexible ;)
Season: 8, 3rd Place
Post SYTYCD: Appears in the upcoming Disney TV movie, Teen Beach Musical, with fellow SYTYCD alums, Mollee Gray, Kent Boyd and Ricky Jaime.
Why I Picked Him: Gotta support my fellow Filipino, plus he has a bullet lodged in his shoulder. That’s bad-ass.
Season: 1, Winner
Post SYTYCD: Landed cover of Dance Spirit magazine twice. Co-founded Evolution Dance Company with best buddy and Season 1 runner-up Melody Lacayanga. Stars in Oxygen’s new reality series, All The Right Moves with Travis Wall, chronicling their new dance company in LA called Shaping Sound.
Why I Picked Him: His audition to Lifehouse’s “Storm” is still one of my favorites of all-time.
Season: 2, Runner-up
Post SYTYCD: Has become a regular choreographer for SYTYCD with a couple of Emmy nods to his name. Choreographed dance numbers for MTV VMAs, Olympic All-Around Champion Natasia Liukin’s floor routine and performed on Dancing With The Stars‘ results show several times. Like Lazzarini, he stars in Oxygen’s reality show, All The Right Moves.
Why I Picked Him: Talent is sexy and he has it oozing out of his pores. Plus, he was robbed in Season 2. Wall should’ve won over Benji Schwimmer.
Season: 3, Top 6
Post SYTYCD: Is a professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (UK DWTS). Kovalev joined the cast of Jason Gilkison’s production Burn the Floor in 2009 and left in 2011. Appeared on Broadway during the show’s stint on the Great White Way.
Why I Picked Him: If Dmitry is the Russian boy-next-door, Pasha is the Russian bad boy. He looks like he’s been punched in the face, but it works. I love me some Pasha.
Season: 7, 4th Place
Post SYTYCD: Appeared in Rebecca Black’s “My Moment” music video.
Why I Picked Him: He makes me want to get all primal on that sexy torso of his.
Season: 1, Top 6
Post SYTYCD: Judge on Canadian version of SYTYCD. Danced for Madonna, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Adam Lambert to name a few. Film credits include Rent and Chicago. Appeared on the Jennifer Lopez-produced reality show, DanceLife.
Why I Picked Him: He seems like a bit of a douche, but there is no denying he is one hot piece of ass. The things I could do to discipline him ;)
Season: 7, Runner-up
Post SYTYCD: Appeared as Jordan on ABC Family’s Bunheads and starring in upcoming Disney movie, Teen Beach Musical.
Why I Picked Him: Kent’s lips were made for (blank). You fill in the dirty action of choice. Now that he’s getting older and buffer, he’s even more attractive Just look at his sexy defined back.
Season: 9, Winner
Post SYTYCD: He just won, so nada.
Why I Picked Him: I was rooting for him since day one. Chehon has probably cried the most in SYTYCD history. He’s a hottie with a heart and a sexy body to match.
Season: 4, Top 6
Post SYTYCD: Numerous magazine spreads and Lady Gaga’s main dancer on tour and in music videos. Like many on this list, he’s appeared on Glee and several music videos for recording artists.
Why I Picked Him: I do like my sushi. He’s only gotten hotter over the years. Love his style and his ever-changing hair.
Season: 3, 3rd Place
Post SYTYCD: Cast in national tours of musicals, West Side Story and Bring It On. Starred in MTV’s film The American Mall as Drew.
Why I Picked Him: During Season 3, my friends were all swooning over him. Definitely the hottest blond to ever appear on the show.
Season: 3, Top 10
Post SYTYCD: Became a company member of The Bad Boys of Dance. Often teaches dancing classes. Performed with Shakira and Paulina Rubio.
Why I Picked Him: Once he got rid of those heinous red streaks in his hair, he was pure man candy. He’s even more juicy now that he frequently sports scruff and a hairy chest. WOOF.
Season: 3, Runner-up
Post SYTYCD: Appeared in Memphis on Broadway. Performed a Travis Wall-choreographed piece on Dancing With The Stars. Currently lives in Oslo where he is a soloist for Norway’s National Ballet.
Why I Picked Him: Besides being extremely handsome, he’s actually quite nice. Bumped into him at a club in Los Angeles a few years back and was extremely friendly. We chatted up a storm. I swear, if I was single back then… His “Hip Hip Chin Chin” routine with Lacey Schwimmer is one of my all-time favorites.
Left to right: Stephen “Twitch” Boss (Season 4), Ryan Conferido (Season 1), Artem Chigvinstev (Season 1), Jonathan Platero (Season 5), Ryan Di Lello (Season 6), Nathan Trasoras (Season 6)
Apparently, I still have a hard-on for the Season 3 guys. I can’t believe four made my list, with three of them staking claim to the Top 3 slots. Do you agree with my choices? Did I miss any of your favorites? Who floats your boat? Sound off below.