Who is Maria Menounos’s Second DWTS Pro Pick? Tristan MacManus!
They should make every Dancing With the Stars couple announce which pro or celeb from their own season they'd want to dance with if they weren't paired with each other. It's a great question — and pretty revealing.
Good Morning America correspondent (and DWTS alum) Cameron Mathison made Maria Menounos and Derek Hough answer the toughie during his interview. He started by pointing to Derek and asking, "If Maria wasn't dancing with you, what other pro dancer would she like to be dancing with?"
Cameron made them write their answers down and reveal at the same time.
Maria picked Tristan MacManus. (Great taste!)
Derek guessed she'd pick Mark Ballas, Derek's best friend.
Maria said, "I love Mark too, but I didn't think about Mark because he's so Katherine's." Derek added, "She's very territorial. She doesn't want to think about Katherine's territory." (Yeah, right. She's just into the hotness of our Irish Lucky Charm!)
Cameron then asked who Derek would want to dance with, if he didn't have Maria?
Derek picked “Kat.”
Maria correctly guessed Katherine Jenkins.
"Does Derek have a crush on Katherine?" Cameron asked Maria. "I think he does,” Maria replied, “Because she's really good and he probably wishes he had her." Maria ducked her head in an obvious (and successful!) attempt to fish for compliments from Derek.
Derek said he is not dating Katherine, even though they were spotted looking flirty in photos. The two DWTS Season 14 couples — Derek, Maria, Mark and Katherine — just hang out a lot together. Besides, Kat is blonde. And we know Derek is just not that into blondes.
Watch the next new episode of DWTS tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.
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