Derek Hough First Thought Reality TV Was 'Absurd'

Derek Hough First Thought Reality TV Was 'Absurd'

Derek Hough leans back in this handsome black and white photo for W Magazine‘s “Ones to Watch” feature in the August 2015 issue.

The Dancing With the Stars pro opened up about how he got involved with the show.

“[Reality TV] just seemed absurd to me,” Derek said. he admits. “If you try to be cool, if you worry about being embarrassed, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons…You’ve gotta embrace it – and sometimes that means going for a ridiculous song.”

Also pictured below: Dancing With the Stars: Live! performers Melissa Rycroft, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsey, Keo Motsepe, Emma Slater, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson hang out together at the Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo Las Vegas on Saturday (July 4) in Las Vegas.

For more on Derek, visit WMagazine.com.

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Photos: Pari Dukovic for W magazine, Courtesy of Palazzo Las Vegas
Posted to: alan bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Brittany Cherry, Derek Hough, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Magazine, Melissa Rycroft, Sasha Farber, Witney Carson