He was on edge all the time.
The tension between Adamme and me really caught me off-guard. Adamme was one person when he was the one winning, but I guess with so many wins earlier in the competition and to start losing at the end to the one person you feel is your biggest competition caused him to have personal tension towards me. I thought Adamme was a good person, but this evil side of him started to flare up and it was not nice. He was on edge all the time, snapping at people and he started to distance himself from everyone. I tried to not focus on the tension, but it was tick and high and very unnecessary.
Seeing my mom walk through the door at the house was a dream come true and quite surprising sinse she doesn't ever fly, "She is afraid of flying." My mom is my rock and I truly needed her at that time. So words cannot express how excited and shocked I was. My mom and I have a great mother/daughter relationship and she is one of my best friends. There is not much about me she doesn't know, and I share everything with her, mostly everything lol lol. My mom is the reason I decided to come on the show. My mom is my strength and her words of encouragement have carried me though my life. V-Mom is what everyone calls her and she's my Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To have my mom in the audience watching me perform made me a little nervous because my mom had not seen me dance in many years. She really enjoyed watching me dance when I did. I just hoped I could make her proud. I'd give anything to see that “well done” look in her eyes that she often gave after my performance. My mom being in the audience really gave me the strength I needed to make it through that whole night.
I was shocked I was able to pull off another Hip Hop number, and this time around, there were different elements of Hip Hop added and I had to make it all work for my body. It was a lot of fun. During practice they made me dress in baggy clothes so I could feel that get low groove...lol lol, me in baggy clothes, hilarious.
The prop dance with the mirror, I thought was going to be the death of me lol lol !!!!!!!!! It was very hard to dance and keep track of a huge prop that needed to move, and to hit the mark in front of mirror or it would not make sense. Difficult is not even the word. My partner Brandon is a rock star!!!!!!!!!! He truly had my back. He was an outstanding professional partner, and I could not have asked for a better partner. He was supportive and there for me. In areas where I lacked he made me work harder. He really gave me the strength to keep pressing forward.
When it came down to Michael and me in the semi-finals, one step away from being in the finals, it was that moment of truth—did I workout enough, could I have danced harder. So many thoughts…I know that one that kept nagging at me was I just lost over 17 pounds in 3 weeks and I'm still on my women’s cycle. I was emotionally spent by that point, which I'm sure is no surprise to anyone lol lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also was very upset because I knew how hard I worked that week. I was in the gym more than anyone else. I told my trainer that I felt my body fighting me this week. I felt that it was not going to give me what I needed and wanted weight-wise. So I was very scared, but I knew that I had done everything I could have done in the gym and with my performance. All I could do was put it in God’s hands!
Making it to the finals is a dream come true, the culmination of a great journey coming to a end. All the hard work, the sweat, blood, tears and a lot more tears. I worked hard to get to this point. Through all the jabbing darts and injuries, I never gave up. I kept fighting and I was given one more opportunity to show up and show out and that's what I planned to do. America, I'm a finalist. I'm speechless and words cannot express how exciting this moment is in my life!
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