When a Basketball Player Confused Judges with Her Ballet Skills

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Hello all,

I remember a story from late 2014, when I watched a gameshow "Who is he/she?" This gameshow requires panel judges (often composed of celebrities) to guess which is the fake person with specific occupation (such as barber) out of three possible candidates present to them.

In an episode, panelists encountered three ballerinas, and they had to figure out the fake one. During 10-minute presentation session, the panelists asks the ballerinas to show off their ballet technique skills (such as turning, leaping, etc.).

Then the panelits came into decision time. Since they are new to ballet (maybe first time exposure to ballet), I thought that their guess would be wrong.

My proposition became true then. What they supposed to be fake ballerina in turn the real one. What shocked me out that the correct answer (fake ballerina) was actually a prominent high school basketball player.

My question: How could a basketballer made the panelists wrong with her exceptional ballet skills, and how could she kept up with the real ballerinas in only a few weeks or months only for purpose of this game show?

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Most athletes are good for any sport.
The 'fake' ballerina, as you call her, perhaps switched from ballerina/basketball to full time basketball at some point, so I don't see a "paradox" forming on this one.
 
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Most athletes are good for any sport.
The 'fake' ballerina, as you call her, perhaps switched from ballerina/basketball to full time basketball at some point, so I don't see a "paradox" forming on this one.

Let me state my hypothesis reason: A few weeks or months before the episode, someone from production house for this game show called her (basketball player), asked her to enroll into beginner ballet course. Since she was latecomers (as oppossed to ballerinas that trained from child), she learned a lot from ballet videos found online (Youtube?), hopefully to keep up with rest of ballerinas. She did this for the purpose of the show.
 
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Let me state my hypothesis reason: A few weeks or months before the episode, someone from production house for this game show called her (basketball player), asked her to enroll into beginner ballet course. Since she was latecomers (as oppossed to ballerinas that trained from child), she learned a lot from ballet videos found online (Youtube?), hopefully to keep up with rest of ballerinas. She did this for the purpose of the show.
Could be. I'll have to take your word for the chain of events that the promoters give to the viewers.
I still stand by my original statement.
 
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If we are free to hypothesize whatever we want, my bet is that she was an alien robot that could be programmed to outperform any human in any activity.

It is perhaps not highly probable, but I don't see how it is worse idea than the one that someone learned to be a good ballerina by watching youtube videos.
 
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If we are free to hypothesize whatever we want, my bet is that she was an alien robot that could be programmed to outperform any human in any activity.

It is perhaps not highly probable, but I don't see how it is worse idea than the one that someone learned to be a good ballerina by watching youtube videos.

No, no, no.

In this case, she enrolled into ballet classes, and she also learned from Youtube.
 

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