Derek Hough reveals his 'World of Dance' costar Jennifer Lopez's trailer is bigger than his and 15 more things you didn't know

  • "Dancing With the Stars" alum Derek Hough is currently a judge on NBC's "World of Dance" and will be kicking off his Las Vegas residency in June. 
  • He answered some rapid-fire questions for Insider about the most recent show he binge-watched, a surprising fun fact from "WOD," his partnership with The Future of Good, and more.
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Derek Hough rose to fame as a professional dancer on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" before becoming an Emmy-winning choreographer.

He's currently a judge alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo on NBC's hit competition show "World of Dance" (which has a fourth season on the way) and will kick off his new dance-centric residency, "Derek Hough: No Limit" at Flamingo Las Vegas, this summer (from June 2 through November 7). 

The 34-year-old entertainer answered some rapid-fire questions for Insider about the last show he binge-watched, his experience on "WOD," and his partnership with The Future of Good.

1. Have you ever been starstruck? Who was it and what happened?

Steven Spielberg at an Oscar party. I was going to ask for a picture and then decided that wasn't the coolest thing to do so I settled for a firm handshake.

2. What's the last thing you Googled?

Flowers.com.

3. Curly fries or waffle fries?

Curly fries.

4. A book you think everyone should read?

"The Four Agreements" [by Don Miguel Ruiz]. 

5. Best birthday present you've ever received?

A trip to Hawaii to learn photography from one of my favorite photographers, Clark Little.

6. What's the last show you binged?

"You" [on Netflix]. 

Victoria Pedretti and Penn Badgley on season two of "You."
Beth Dubber/Netflix

7. Who was your first concert?

Korn.

8. Who's your most listened to artist on Spotify?

At the moment, Novo Amor.

9. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To absorb and be able to use other superpowers.

10. Dream job or project in Hollywood?

I'm working my dream job right now on "WOD."

11. Is there a behind-the-scenes detail about "World of Dance" that fans would be surprised to learn?

My trailer is smaller than Jennifer Lopez's. 

12. What's your favorite way to pass time on the set of "World of Dance" when you're not filming?

I love hanging out with Ne-Yo and Scott [Evans, the "WOD" host], making TikToks and just having fun.

From left: Ne-Yo, Scott Evans, Jennifer Lopez, and Derek Hough on season three of "World of Dance."
Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

13. Why is this partnership and The Future of Good program a natural fit for you to support?

I'm happy to support anything that is encouraging our future. U.S. Cellular is championing and investing in these young kids who are fighting an unfairness in their communities, to ensure a bright future. This year, they will recognize six young humanitarians to receive $10,000 toward their cause to help further their work – who wouldn't want to be a part of that? It's easy for me to get behind something like this and show my support.

14. What are your favorite causes to support and why?

O.U.R. [Operation Underground Railroad]. It's a group of people who take action in a situation that isn't often talked about or at the forefront. Their commitment to rescuing children who are enslaved around the world is something that I'm proud to be a supporter of.

15. What can people expect from your upcoming Vegas residency?

A jam-packed show filled with live music, the best dancing in the world, amazing costumes and dance styles ranging from old Hollywood nostalgia, Latin and ballroom, tap, contemporary, and rock and roll.

16. What do you hope people take away from watching "World of Dance" or seeing you perform live as part of "Derek Hough: No Limit?"

Seeing people, especially young kids, create art using their bodies and following their dreams and passions will inspire others. And from "Derek Hough: No Limit," I called it NO LIMIT because I want people to know that there is no limit to what they can do. I want them to feel inspired to move and to have fun.

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