Last year, former Yale quarterback Dez Duron dropped out of school to pursue a career in music, specifically one on The Voice.
The sexy jock with a heart of gold auditioned for Season 2 of the hit show, but failed to make it past the blind auditions. But his dreams of musical fame weren’t over.
He stayed in Los Angeles to work on his music career and prepare for his next Voice audition. And that preparation paid off when he received a three-chair turn in Season 3.
Dez has since moved on to the Top 10 in the competition and is currently preparing for another week of live shows and eliminations.
But he recently spoke with ESPN about his decision to leave school.
"I certainly wasn't unhappy at Yale,” he admitted. “I loved college. I miss it a lot. But singing is all I ever wanted to do. When the opportunity came up, I didn't have any reason to say no. The stars were aligning. The only thing stopping me was that I was afraid of change. But I couldn't let that stop me.”
And though the decision to leave school was a tough one, Dez appreciates his parents sticking by him.
My parents are extremely supportive of me,” he continued. “As you can tell, it was not an easy situation.”
Hopefully Dez’s sacrifices will pay off as he moves forward in the competition.
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