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Miami Girl Gaby Diaz Wins So You Think You Can Dance, Season 12

The first tap dancer to win. Ever.


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Let's get a round of toe taps for Gaby Diaz, who stole season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance! Your girl was crowned the winner last night, thus bestowing upon her the title of America's Best Dancer. This is the second Miami girl to win in six years, after Jeanine Mason took home the title in 2009, which propelled her acting and dancing career to an entirely new level.

First and foremost, Gaby is a tap dancer– it's what got her onto the show. But if you've been keeping up with the season (or if you just binge watch all of her epic routines on Fox), you'll know that the girl can SLAY in just about any genre– hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, jazz– you name it. The Westchester native graduated from New World School of the Arts in 2014 and is a Young Arts Foundation finalist. Oh, and if her life isn't already pretty sweet, she's won $250,000, plus the opportunity to dance in Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas residency.