September 28, 2013 07:36 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Last weekend, we were thrilled to report that Derek Hough snagged an Emmy for his amazing choreography. Although it’s been nearly a week, the Dancing With The Stars pro is still reeling from the shock! Somehow, all those mirror ball trophies never really prepared him for the real deal!
We’re genuinely happy for Derek Hough, the Dancing With The Stars favorite who recently took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. And obviously, Derek is pretty darn happy himself, although he still finds it hard to believe that he could actually earn such a distinctive honor.
Derek explained his surprise in a recent blog post for TV Guide, telling readers, “I still can’t believe I won an Emmy!” The dancer adds that, in many ways, the announcement of his victory proved a surreal moment — even compared to his four mirror ball wins! “It was afterward when I was walking around and holding the trophy in my hand that I thought it would disappear. I felt like I was floating and it was all a dream and I didn’t really win.”
Obviously, winning an Emmy is very exciting, but Derek was even more thrilled at the opportunity to showcase ballroom dancing in front of a larger audience. “We got to represent choreography in front of the TV industry and for a national audience, and that’s really special.”
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