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Let it not be said that Jef Holm won’t try new things. Although the past several women in his life — Emily Maynard, Katianna Bear, and model Jessica Brittain — have been blondes, Wetpaint Entertainment can confirm Jef spent the past weekend getting cozy with a brunette: Dallas Mavericks dancer Nazlie Mojiri.

We can hardly blame him for crushing on gorgeous Nazlie. In addition to dancing for the Texas basketball team, she’s also a pageant queen and a total smarty-pants. She’s currently in her senior year at Southern Methodist University getting her degree in journalism.

Chatting exclusively with Wetpaint, Nazlie opened up about how long she and Jef have been seeing each other and what she likes about him the most.

For starters, she wants to make it clear that she and Jef are still in the early, getting-to-know you stage. “We met through mutual friends two months ago,” Nazlie explains. “We’ve hung out about three times.” It’s so new, Jef doesn’t even stay with her when he comes to town, opting to gentlemanly crash at a hotel where Nazlie visits him for romantic rendezvous.

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So far, though, she likes what she sees. “He’s super nice and honest,” says Nazlie. “I’m very big into honesty.” The biggest problem they’re facing right now, she adds, is their schedules. “He’s busy and I’m busy, so getting together has been hard. I don’t have a lot of time right now because of my schedule.”

Because Nazlie’s a fulltime student, she doesn’t go on the road with the Mavs when they travel, but she says she loves dancing for the team. Prior to joining them this season, she spent the two years dancing for Dallas’ hockey team, the Stars.

Eventually, Nazlie hopes to return to pageants. The dark-haired stunner represented Dallas in the Miss Texas contest last year. “The plan is to do another one in time so I can qualify to enter Miss U.S.A.,” she states.

Brains, beauty and a kickin’ body? No wonder Jef is smitten!