Ryan is 24 years old and hails from Kingston, Ontario.
Before winning the competition he worked as a waiter, and was often referred to as the 'Waiter boy', in reference to the pop singer Avril Lavigne's song Skater Boi
His competition in the contest included singers with great potential, such as Jenny Gear and Billy Klippert. He, however, won out in the end.
His victory will never be complete. There are still many people who believe the show was rigged. A contest favourite Toya Alexis was booted off in the third week of the top 11 competition. Her ejection cost the show a lot of loyal followers.