Dancing with the Stars' Drew Lachey
LATEST GIG: A spin on the new season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars
▪ Waltz Aside, John O'Hurley: In preparation for his Dancing debut on Jan. 5, Drew Lachey rehearsed four hours a day, five days a week, with his partner, professional hoofer Cheryl Burke. “There's a lot of muscles that I don't normally work out, and a lot of side-to-side hip action that most men are not accustomed to doing,” says the former 98 Degrees boy-band member and younger brother of Nick. Fortunately his wife, dancer and choreographer Lea, 29, “has been helping me with my posture, my feet,” says Drew.
▪ Jump, Jive and Wail: The couple will soon have an even busier dance card: They're expecting their first child in March. Switching between crash courses in the cha-cha and Lamaze, the expectant dad says, “my head is being torn in so many directions now!”
▪ Let's Get Ready to Rumba: Sizing up the competition, “I heard Giselle [Fernandez]'s father was a professional flamenco dancer, and Jerry Rice took some ballet,” says Lachey. “I think Jerry is my biggest competitor.”
▪ So What Does Nick Think? “Ever since he found out I was going to do it, he's been jokingly giving me a hard time,” Drew says of his 32-year-old brother. And who's the better dancer? “Oh, you don't have to ask,” says Drew, who also acts as Nick's manager. “It's me! Nick would openly admit to that, too!”
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