07:54 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 05/29/2014 07:00AM
When former Dancing with the Stars contestant Cody Simpson graduated valedictorian of his Atlanta, Georgia, high school class, he made one thing clear in his acceptance speech: "Intelligence is the sexiest thing in the entire world."
And the 17-year-old means it.
His love of all things smart is part of the reason why he chose to date older – but now ex – girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
"I'm a big fan when a girl is smarter than you," the Australia-born pop star tells PEOPLE. "That’s why I've been with older girls, 'cause I like intelligence."
Originally posted 05/26/2014 08:30AM
Former Dancing with the Stars contestant and "Surfboard" singer Cody Simpson is officially a high school graduate.
And the 17-year-old's no slouch academically, either: He graduated at the top of his Atlanta, Georgia., class.
Originally posted 04/14/2014 10:45PM
It was a Disney-themed night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars – and it sure was magical.
The night, with guest judge Donny Osmond, produced a majority of high scores, including the first perfect 40 out of 40 of the season. But unlike during last week's partner switch-up night, this time one more couple was sent packing.
Keep reading for all the results ...
Originally posted 03/29/2014 10:00PM
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Originally posted 03/24/2014 10:25PM
Monday night's Dancing with the Stars kicked off with a selection of surprises.
Not only did contestants learn right at the beginning that there was a double elimination to take place during the show, but the leader board's lowest scorer Billy Dee Williams – whose face expressed fear of being sent home – was saved almost immediately, and went on to dance a 15-point tango with Emma Slater that judge Len Goodman said "didn't have enough attack."
Before getting to the unfortunate two who were forced to bid adieu, here's a recap of how the night went overall:
Originally posted 03/19/2014 08:30AM
Is Cody Simpson shying away from some of his potential moves on Dancing with the Stars?
Quite possibly, if his girlfriend has anything to say about it.
The Aussie pop star, 17, joked to PEOPLE backstage Monday that his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid shared a few candid thoughts about his routine before he performed a 22-point cha-cha with partner Witney Carson, 20, on the show.
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