Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough is featured in the December 2016 issue of NKD Magazine.
From the digital issue:
Derek Hough may be a staple in Hollywood these days for his ability to effortlessly jump between different medias, but the 31-year-old’s first stumble into dance started in his mom’s car in Utah. When he was 10-years-old he would sit in his mom’s car waiting for his oldest sister to get out of dance class and eventually decided to go for it himself. “At first i did not want to dance, I was like, ‘This is for girls, I’m going to get bullied,'” he admits. “But then I ended up loving it.”
Hough didn’t really fit in at his schools in Utah, and really thrived in the dance studio environment. When he was 12, he had the opportunity to move to London for school and went for it. He ended up staying in London for over 10 years.
2017 will see a bit of change for Derek. He is officially leaving Dancing With the Stars to accompany Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo as a judge on NBC’s new competition show, World of Dance. “It’s going to be a great year, It’s going to be a transitional year for me, a new chapter,” he says. “I’m looking forward to new experiences and new opportunities.”
Photo Credit: Catherine Powell for NKD Magazine