Julianne Hough shows off her stunning bikini body.
- Reported - April, 29 2013
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American professional ballroom dancer,
country music singer, and actress. She is most widely known for being a two-time
professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for
Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for outstanding choreography. Hough was
signed to Mercury Nashville Records in December 2007. Her self-titled debut
album was released May 20, 2008, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Country
Album chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It sold 67,000 copies its first
week, and has sold over 320,000 total copies. On October 12, 2008, she released
a holiday album, Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection,
which as of January 5, 2009, had sold 157,000 copies. Her first leading role was
in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. She also starred in the 2013 drama film,
Hough was one of the "Million Dollar Dancers" in the short-lived network
television game show Show Me the Money. Hough won the season four of the U.S.
edition of Dancing with the Stars with her partner Olympic gold medal-winning
speed skater Apolo Ohno, making Hough the youngest professional dancer to win on
the program. On November 27, 2007, Hough and her partner, three-time
Indianapolis 500 champion Hélio Castroneves, became the winners of season five.
Hough returned for season six with radio host/comedian Adam Carolla, but they
were eliminated in week four. In July 2008, Hough was nominated at the 60th
Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Choreography" for her
Mambo "Para Los Rumberos" (performed with partner Hélio Castroneves) on Dancing
with the Stars.
On August 25, 2008, the cast of season seven was announced, and Hough was
partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley. She felt abdominal pains during
their jitterbug performance on October 27, 2008 and was immediately rushed to a
hospital following the encore performance. She subsequently had surgery to have
her appendix removed, causing her to miss several performances; Edyta Sliwinska
stood in for her. Hough returned to the show, although the pair were ultimately
eliminated in the Semifinals Competition. She appeared on the November 12
results show dancing the jive to "Great Balls of Fire" with her brother for the
On November 20, 2008, Hough told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show she would not
be returning to Dancing with the Stars, for the foreseeable future, in order to
further her country music career. However, she did return for season eight,
partnering with boyfriend at the time, country singer Chuck Wicks. They were
voted off in week eight of the competition and came in sixth place. On October
11, 2011, Julianne returned to Dancing with the Stars and danced with her
Footloose co-star Kenny Wormald twice, as well as her brother. She returned
again on May 15, 2012 in a dance performance to promote her film Rock of Ages.
Hough's first country music single "Will You Dance With Me" was released to
iTunes and Wal-Mart in May 2007 to raise money for the American Red Cross. The
song placed at No. 100 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. She later signed with
Universal Music Group Nashville's Mercury Nashville division.
Her self-titled debut album was recorded in Nashville and produced by David
Malloy, who has worked with Reba McEntire, Eddie Rabbitt, among others. Hough's
album, which met with mixed reviews, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums
chart on May 31, and also peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Hough's second
single, and the first to be released to country radio, was "That Song in My
Hough joined Brad Paisley's 2008 Tour, along with Jewel and Chuck Wicks. Hough,
Paisley and Willie Nelson appeared in the video for the Snoop Dogg song "My
Medicine". Hough appeared in a Juicy Fruit commercial in the fall of 2008. and
released an EP of Christmas music called Sounds of the Season: The Julianne
Hough Holiday Collection. Hough performed her second single "My Hallelujah Song"
on Dancing With the Stars on November 18, 2008, with her brother, Derek Hough,
Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer dancing.
Hough, LeAnn Rimes, Jessica Simpson, and Kellie Pickler announced the 2009
Academy of Country Music Award nominees in February 2009. Hough was nominated
for the Top New Female Vocalist award, a fan voted award, which she subsequently
won. Hough won the Top New Artist award at the 44th Annual Academy of Country
Music Awards on April 5, 2009.
Hough did not get the chance to write on her first record because the whole
process was so quick. For her next record, she plans to write more. Hough
released a single, "Is That So Wrong", to country radio on June 21, 2010. It was
intended as the lead single for her second album, Wildfire, however the album
was never released.
In June 2012, Hough told AOL's The Boot that her second album was "completely
done" and that she was initially "really, really looking forward to the record."
However, she also stated that, due to the underperforming lead single and having
"a lot of momentum" in her film career, there are no plans to release Wildfire.
She does intend to resume focusing on her music career at some point, though: "I
feel like when I have the time to focus on it, and when I feel like it is the
right time, I'll return to my music," she said.
Hough's first acting job was in 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
(released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.), the film
adaptation of British author J. K. Rowling's bestselling novel. She appeared in
an uncredited role as a "Hogwarts schoolgirl".
Hough appears in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina
Aguilera. In the film, which chronicles a small-town girl (Aguilera) who finds
success at a Los Angeles burlesque club, Hough plays a dancer named Georgia.
Hough's first leading role was as Ariel Moore in the 2011 remake of the
Paramount film Footloose, opposite Kenny Wormald as Ren McCormack. Filming began
in September 2010. The film was released on October 14, 2011. Hough played the
role of Sherrie Christian in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical
Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige. In 2012, she filmed her
starring role in Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven, which was released on February 14,
2013. Hough is also set to star in an untitled 2013 Diablo Cody film about a
woman who loses faith after being burned. Her Rock of Ages co-star Russell Brand
She has recently split from her TV presenter boyfriend Ryan Seacrest after a
two-year romance. And Julianne Hough clearly needed a girlie holiday to take her
mind off her heartbreak. The 24-year-old actress and dancer hit the Miami beach
again on Sunday with girlfriends Nina Dobrev and stylish Riawna Capri.
With her blonde hair braided around her head, the Safe Haven actress sported a
brightly colored bikini top and bright pink bottoms which tied at the sides, The
petty two piece showed off her slender and toned dancer's body to maximum
effect. Julianne looked like she was having a great time with her girlfriends,
relaxing on a towel, with one friend re-braiding her hair at one point.
The blonde singer and dancer kept her blonde hair protected with a light brown
hat and wore sunglasses as she sipped on a refreshing beverage. Julianne has
been in the Florida sun spot since Friday after Nina finished filming her TV
show The Vampire Diaries. 'Airport time - sunshine and lollipops in just a
couple of hours...' Nina wrote on her Twitter page on Friday, before hitting the
beach with her friends. She later added: '10 months of shooting... Time to play!
Fun in the sun with my girls @juliannehough and @RiawnaCapri :)'
However, even Julianne can give into temptation on holiday. The star posted a
photograph of herself on her Instagram account, about to tuck into a plate of
delicious looking deserts. 'Whoopsies!' she wrote alongside the picture,
alongside a snap of Nina and Riawna clad in bikinis.
Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron tweeted: 'Go ahead. Wolf it down! I
dare ya'! #sugarcoma' in response to the picture, with Julianne responding:
'Done' Julianne appears to have an endless supplies of bikinis but strangely
appeared to be wearing a two piece with the same design as Nina's in the
Instagram shot. On Friday, she stepped out on the beach in striking silver
swimwear while Nina wore a blue, pink and white patterned number.
Julianne split with Ryan back in March with work commitments cited as the reason
behind the break up. Insiders claim that the actress and her TV mogul former
flame had an amicable split and will remain friends. While she may be newly back
on the market, there have been reports that she is already moving on. An
eyewitness claimed that Julianne was dirty dancing with actor Alex Pettyfer
while partying at Coachella Festival earlier this month.
The girls flew back to Los Angeles on Sunday, and Julianne was clearly not ready
to fully give up her holiday wardrobe. She showed off her new tan in a pair of
tiny denim shorts and a low cut T-shirt. Both she and Nina kept their sunglasses
on as they walked through LAX looking bronzed and refreshed.