Friday, September 9, 2005

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Star Sees Rejection As Relief

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Earlier this week, the so- called “heart and soul” of So You Think You Can Dance was high-kicked out of the competition, but hefty hip- hop dancer Allan Frias – nicknamed Big Poppa – is actually breathing a sigh of relief.

Frias says it may sound strange, but he admits, “I don’t like the spotlight too much.”

He also didn’t enjoy being repeatedly told by choreographers that he stomped like an elephant, and says, “I haven’t been to the zoo in a long time.”

More recently, Frias was miffed by judge Nigel Lythgoe’s comment that his lyrical dance performance with Melody was like watching Beauty and the Beast.

Always the positive one, Frias says, “It makes for good T.V., but you don’t have to hurt someone’s feelings.”

Although he loves dancing, Frias thinks his people skills could one day translate into a talk show gig.

Asked if he’d ever take over Ellen DeGeneres’ show for a day and call it Allan, he replies, “I don’t want to take anyone’s show. Oh you know...yes!”

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