It's no secret that Julianne Hough, who began her rise to fame on Dancing With The Stars, has made it!
She's in a serious relationship with reality television's most powerful person, Ryan Seacrest, and has nabbed a lead role in the upcoming Rock of Ages movie, co-starring Tom Cruise!
The beautiful dancer and actress is covering May's issue of Women's Health to talk about fame, fitness, and family!
While on a recent vaca in Mexico with her beau Seacrest, she has already acquired a bad taste for the price of fame after being intruded upon by the dreaded paparazzi. Talking about being snapped by photographers in a bikini, she said:
"I was thinking, 'Oh, crap, maybe I should've sucked in a little.' They were photographing us from a boat, and it was the first time I've gotten upset, like 'I can't just lay out and stuff my face?' It really messes with you."
Who doesn't get self-concious about their body when someone is taking unwanted pictures? Despite feeling a little doubt in Mexico, she insists fitness is all about personal satisfaction, saying:
"It's what you want to feel on the inside, not necessarily what you want to look like on the outside."
Exactly! Personal fitness is "personal" for a reason. It's about impressing yourself, first and foremost.
However, even a girl with a flawless dancer body like Julianne can develop self-doubt from overly critical comments, as she explained:
"Growing up, I could eat anything, but the minute I hit 22, I stopped dancing and kept eating whatever I wanted, and I gained weight. Then I started reading [critical] comments in blogs. That freaks you out and you get caught up in it. But if I deprive myself, I end up binge eating. I didn't want to do that. Now if I want something, I'll have it and I won't feel guilty. Then the next day I won't crave it."
Sounds like she's got her body figured out. Although it's easy to relax and ditch the workout routine while traveling, Julianne admits it makes her feel better in the long run, saying:
"It's so hard to stay fit while you're traveling, but for me it always makes me feel better on the inside if I've worked out."
Although Julianne is in a committed relationship with Seacrest, as far as any future family plans go, she's focusing on her own needs first and focusing on keeping the only body she's got as healthy as possible, saying:
"I'm starting to be more passionate about [eating natural foods]. I don't want to have kids anytime soon, but when I do, I want my body to be healthy."
A healthy body equals a healthy baby, right? She's still so young and has plenty of time to pop out more dancers for the 53rd season of Dancing With The Stars! Ha!
Check out the full interview in next month's issue of Women's Health!
[Image via Women's Health.]