Fil-Am dancer Bailey Muñoz talks about life after 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Oct 20 2019 08:03 PM

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.

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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.

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"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.