SYTYCD contestant’s vagina exposed; Fox calls it “a crease in the young lady’s panties”

A contestant on So You Think You Can Dance last night exposed her vagina because she was not wearing underwear. Not since Marcus’ penis showed up almost exactly a year ago has there genitalia made such an obvious appearance on a network reality show.

Contestant 22036 was featured only during a montage of contestants sent through to Las Vegas semi-final round from the Atlanta auditions, and when she gets the news and falls to the floor with excitement, she rolls over and exposes her lack of underwear and herself to the world. It’s quick but very obvious, especially in HD.

OMG blog has screen shots and this slow-motion video produced by someone filming their TV set, which is the annoying new YouTube trend (at least use a tripod, dammit). [Update: The video has been removed from YouTube, although Gawker has a clip.]

Update: Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ, “None of us knew she did this. The show was always designed to expose talent, but not in this way.” Later, he told TMZ that Fox’s standards and practices department says “It is a crease in the young lady’s panties.”

That’s almost as great as CBS calling Marcus’ penis “virtually undetectable.”

OMG, A Vagina On TeeVee! [OMG blog]

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.