Dancing‘s Julianne Hough: Southern Men Are ‘Hot’

Dancing‘s Julianne Hough: Southern Men Are ‘Hot’
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04/17/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT



Dancing with the Stars' Julianne Hough may be putting dating on hold for now, but that's not stopping her from checking out the country boys.

"Southern men are the best. I'm not kidding. I totally fall for them," Hough tells PEOPLE. "They are definitely hot and very nice gentleman. I'm definitely thinking highly of the Southern men."

The 19-year-old, who recently said she was abstaining from sex until marriage, has been working hard on her debut country album, which will be released May 20.



"I'm not really dating anybody. Just working on my career and everything," she said.

At the Country Music Television Awards show Monday, Hough got a chance to meet one of country's sexiest men, but that's not whom she was excited to see. "I got to meet Tim McGraw and Faith Hill," Hough gushed. "Faith has always been one of my biggest inspirations growing up. So it was amazing."

So, what is it about men in Wranglers that makes Hough weak in the knees? "I don't know. Southern boys really love their moms," she said. "You always can tell a guy that takes care of his mama is going to take care of you."

But that's not all. "And they've got the charm factor going on. Plus the really sexy accent." -- Shelley Akers

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