'So You Think You Can Dance' winner named

Lauren Froderman wins Fox's reality competition

The viewers have voted, and they chose Lauren Froderman as the winner of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance."

The 18-year-old recent high school graduate from Phoenix won a $250,000 grand prize on the Fox show's live finale airing Thursday.

She beat 18-year-old runner-up Kent Boyd of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and 19-year-old third-place finisher Robert Roldan of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

"I have been working my whole life for something like this," Froderman said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.