Derek Hough is an American Dancer, Singer, and Actor. He is best known for competing on Dancing With the Stars,winning the competition 6 times and earning two Primetime Emmy’s along the way. Hough has also starred in various stage productions and films, as well as the recent Hairspray Live! Tv special. He is currently a judge on the series World of Dance.
Hough is an avid supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, and has been honored for his efforts to fight bullying by GLSEN and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, separately. He has diligently involved himself with One Life at a Time, and Sophie’s Place as well. His success on Dancing with the Stars and throughout his career serves as an inspiration and advancement in representation for the LGBTQ+ community.