Derek Hough rolls his luggage along through the terminal as he arrives for his flight at LAX Airport on Wednesday (March 5) in Los Angeles.
The 28-year-old dancer is off to Sochi to support and practice with his Dancing with the Stars partner Amy Purdy, who is making her Paralympic debut the following week.
“In November I got an email from Dancing with the Stars asking if I was interested [in competing],” Amy told TeamUSA.org. “Right away, I was really excited but I told them this had to be after the Paralympics because I obviously didn’t have time to do it then.”
She continued, “I got on the phone with the producers and we first talked about if I even liked dancing, which I do love. I’ve actually watched the show before and thought, I can do this, or at least I think I can do this.’ I told them ‘yes,’ though it had to be after the Paralympics, and they said ‘no problem.’ It is after the Paralympics, but is right after we race so it’ll be a little challenging but fun.”
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