Julianne Hough on Her Boyfriend, Body, and More

By  April 18, 2011

Julianne on her favorite Dancing with the Stars partner of all time…
“I hope my partners don’t get mad at this but Apollo is probably my favorite because he was my first partner. You know, it was my first time. I got three tens for the first time, got to do the Pasa Doble for the first time and just experience everything for the first time so [Apollo] was definitely my favorite.”

Julianne on who she thinks would be great on DWTS
“There are so many people that could be great on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Justin Timberlake would not be a bad dancing partner!”

A family is in her future…
“I’m starting to be more passionate about [eating natural foods]. I don’t want to have kids anytime soon, but when I do, I want my body to be healthy”

On staying fit while she’s on the road…
“It’s so hard to stay fit while you’re traveling, but for me it always makes me feel better on the inside if I’ve worked out.”

“I worked out this morning before the shoot. It was very early, but I made myself get up and do it and I’m so glad I did!”

“It’s what you want to feel on the inside, not necessarily what you want to look like on the outside.”

“I hate being in the gym, but I love taking Tracy Anderson classes because they’re fun and dance-y”

On the paparazzi and being photographed on her recent trip in Mexico with boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest…
“I was thinking, Oh, crap, maybe I should’ve sucked in a little. They were photographing us from a boat, and it was the first time I’ve gotten upset, like ‘I can’t just lay out and stuff my face?’ It really messes with you.”

On her body…
“Growing up, I could eat anything, but the minute I hit 22, I stopped dancing and kept eating whatever I wanted, and I gained weight. Then I started reading [critical] comments in blogs. That freaks you out and you get caught up in it. But if I deprive myself, I end up binge eating. I didn’t want to do that. Now if I want something, I’ll have it and I won’t feel guilty. Then the next day I won’t crave it.”

She’s determined…
“I know what I’m capable of, and I don’t ever want to sell myself short.”

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