Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson came thisclose to winning Dancing With the Stars Season 15 All-Stars. So how does the competitive pro feel about having lost out on the All-Star crown?

Not bad, actually!

"When you don't hear your named called out, it stings for a second," he explained to Celebuzz in a recent video interview. "But ... [winning] couldn't have happened to nicer people and more deserving. I was up there and Shawn's won, and Kelly [Monaco] won. For [Melissa Rycroft] to win, it just felt right. And for Tony [Dovolani] after 14 seasons."

Awww. That's the right attitude!

For more from Derek, check out the full video below.

Credit: Celebuzz Photo: What Did Derek Hough Do for the Holidays?

Dancing With the Stars Season 16 premieres March 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: Celebuzz