ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - After winning the crown in "So You Think You Can Dance" season 16, America's favorite Filipino-American dancer Bailey Muñoz started a 40-show live tour with the talented top 10 in the US and Canada.
His dream of becoming America's favorite dancer came true just a month ago, and now, Muñoz, the first b-boy to ever win SYTYCD, is living the dream.
"This show has changed my life forever, I tell everyone, this is like the greatest experience – the best ever dance competition and best experience that I’ve ever experienced in my life...words can’t describe how I feel right now, I’m just soaking ever single moment and enjoying every part of the journey," he said.
The "So You Think You Can Dance" live tour kicked off October 12 in Atlantic City, New Jersey with a full house.
According to Muñoz, fans who enjoyed watching the competition will be taken to a nostalgic journey back to Season 16's greatest moments.
"We’re definitely doing a lot of routines that were memorable throughout the whole show, and to have those memorable moments and to put it all in one show, I think everyone’s gonna love it," he said.
It's been a month since he read his own name as the winner of the 16th season of SYTYCD, a moment that he worked so hard for all most of of the 19 years of his life.
"Never in a million years, I ever thought I’d make it this far, or even win so... When I read my name, it was such an important moment for me, because it showed my hard work," Muñoz said.
From being a big fan of the show since he was 9, Muñoz has become America's favorite dancer, and a star that inspires others.
"I was that Filipino kid -- always dancing at family reunions and family gatherings, watching the show really started like this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life," he said.
The 40-stop tour ends in December but for Muñoz, his journey as a dancer is just the beginning.
"To me the possibilities are endless… I want to dabble into acting, go back to the commercial world in L.A., in New York and maybe go to Broadway and I definitely want to go home to the Philippines and maybe start something there," he said.
For Muñoz, life is a dance. You just have to find the rhythm so you can sway to the music.
He can definitely dance, and he will be dancing for a long, long time.