'So You Think You Can Dance' Contestant: Hair Is Not Something I Need to Be Successful


“This may sound crazy,” Nigel Lythgoe, producer and judge of “So You Think You Can Dance,” told dancer Franchesca Bass after her audition, “but maybe the alopecia is the making of you because you are so totally unique.”

Bass, 18, who lost all of her hair to alopecia areata when she was in sixth grade, auditioned in Chicago for SYTYCD’s 11th season — and went straight through to the next round in Las Vegas.

“Hair is just an asset,” Bass said before her audtion. “It’s not something that I actually need to be successful.”

She proves just that in her audition:

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