Amy Purdy poses with talk show host Meredith Vieria during her interview for the show on Thursday (October 16) in New York City.
The 34-year-old athlete opened up on the show about her time on Dancing With The Stars and pro partner Derek Hough, where she was the runner up during season 18.
“Actually, he’s fascinating,” she spoke of Derek. “So people call him a genius and I would say he is. I think he’s more like a mad scientist and the rehearsal studio is like his lab and what you don’t really see on tv is his creative process. He comes up with these dances and the different kind of ways he expresses himself you just don’t see it outside of the rehearsal studio.
Amy added, “He could be on the ground laughing or crying, not like he’s just out of control crying, but you have these real emotional moments coming up with dances and we would both be crying or cracking up. He truly is brilliant. It inspired me to want to be able to express myself more like that as well.”
Amy is also pictured at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 35th Annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday evening (October 15) in New York City.
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Julianne and Derek Hough make their red carpet entrances at their pal Mark Ballas‘ Kicking Clouds EP Release Party held at Crustacean on Tuesday night (September 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The siblings were joined at the event by former Dancing with the Stars contestants Meryl Davis, Amy Purdy, and Chelsea Kane.
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“It’s out. So excited y’all can finally hear what I’ve been working on. #KickingCloudsEP is available on @iTunesMusic,” Mark tweeted.
The week before, Julianne and Mark were spotted exiting a dance studio together in Los Angeles.
FYI: Julianne is wearing an Olcay Gulsen top and skirt, Barbara Bui shoes, and Graziela jewels.
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Amy Purdy matches the decor in blue at the Dolphin Tale 2 movie premiere on Saturday afternoon (September 7) at the The Regency Village Theater in Westwood, Calif.
The 31-year-old athlete and Dancing with the Stars alum was joined by Mystery Girls actress Kerri Medders, surfer Bethany Hamilton and I Didn’t Do It actress Piper Curda.
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The day before the event, Piper revealed what gives her the most difficulty in her everyday life.
“Getting dressed is often the most stressful part of my day,” she tweeted.
FYI: Kerri is wearing a Ted Baker dress and clutch with TopShop shoes.
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Derek Hough hangs out with best friend and fellow dancer Mark Ballas inside the 2014 OK! TV Awards Party held at Riviera 31 of the Sofitel Hotel on Thursday night (August 21) in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old pro dancer/actor was also joined by dancers Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson and former Dancing With The Stars partner Amy Purdy.
“So happy to be watching @markballas tonight at the Sofitel amazing.. #missincredible,” Amy tweeted from inside the bash.
Later on, Derek hoped on over to Audi’s Celebration of Emmys Week 2014 at Cecconi’s Restaurant.
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Derek Hough meets up with his Dancing With The Stars partner Amy Purdy on the red carpet for the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (August 16).
The former DWTS team, who placed second during the most recent season, were also joined at the event by Degrassi actress Ana Golja.
“I was so honored last night to attend the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and support @derekhough and the #DWTS nominations! Congrats to everyone!” Amy tweeted the day after.
FYI: Amy wore an Olcay Gulsen dress. Ana wore a VAWK dress, Nina Spade jewelry and Valentino shoes.
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Derek Hough and Mark Ballas rally for last minute votes with this fun pic on the blue carpet at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards held at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night (July 27).
The Dancing With The Stars duo, who have been best friends for many, many years, are up for Best Bromance at the show against Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum, Key & Peele, Adam Levine & Blake Shelton and Seth Rogen & James Franco.
Unfortunately, Jonah and Channing took home the award.
Derek is also performing during the show, and even ran into his season 13 dancing partner, Amy Purdy.
Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards will air Monday, July 28th @ 8PM ET/PT on the CW.
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Mark Salling and Chord Overstreet have a Glee reunion at the Body at ESPYS Pre-Party held at Lure on Tuesday (July 15) in Hollywood.
The hunky dudes were joined at the event by Jamie Chung with fiance Bryan Greenberg, along with Amy Purdy.
The 2014 ESPYS are tonight (July 16) at 9 pm/ET! Be sure to check out the show on ESPN. You can still vote for your favorite celebs over at ESPN so be sure to do that before the show starts.
In case you missed it, check out Chord and Mark hanging out at the 2014 Just Jared Summer Fiesta over the weekend! More Here! »