'World of Dance' judge Derek Hough opens up about how a suit can change a man's life


Derek Hough wears a snazzy suit each week as a judge on NBC’s “World of Dance.”

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • “World of Dance” judge Derek Hough serves as a spokesperson for the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive, through which folks can donate fits for the complete month of July.
  • The fits are given to folks in want of a good outfit to assist them get again into the workforce.
  • Hough informed INSIDER that accompanying his father on mission journeys to South America confirmed him how clothes can make a distinction.
  • His dedication to charitable causes is exemplified by one of his favourite quotes from motivational guru, Tony Robbins: “The secret to dwelling is giving.”

As a spokesperson for the 10th annual Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive, Derek Hough is devoted to getting the phrase out about the charitable trigger and how clothes can change a particular person’s life.

“I believe a lot of us have an abundance of clothes, and doubtless an excessive amount of of it, greater than we’d like, I am certain,” Hough, 32, informed INSIDER. “I believe the bulk of folks would undoubtedly have one thing to share. And for us, we’d suppose, ‘How is that this going to assist?’ But for any individual it can assist tremendously, it makes a big distinction. And I’ve seen it firsthand, I believe it is a fantastic factor.”

The Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive, which takes place the complete month of July, collects gently-used skilled apparel and assists 170 nonprofit organizations throughout the nation in serving to unemployed women and men get again into the workforce.

“I believe it is vital and what’s fantastic about that is that it is not essentially donating cash,” mentioned Hough, who’s presently serving as a judge on the recently renewed NBC dancing competition, “World of Dance.” “You know you are donating clothes that’s sensible and it is very helpful. In truth, they donated multiple million objects of clothes over the previous 9 years. It’s unbelievable.”

Hough has identified how clothes can make a actual change in folks’s lives for years. He grew up in a Mormon household in Utah and infrequently accompanies his father on yearly mission journeys to South America, which have included shopping for and giving out a whole lot of pressed collared shirts to folks in want of them.

From left, NE-YO, Jennifer Lopez, and Derek Hough mild up NBC dance competitors, “World of Dance,” as its judges.

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“I believe it makes a massive distinction, as a result of they’ve a lot of delight in themselves,” the previous “Dancing With the Stars” professional mentioned. “What you put on actually impacts the best way you are feeling. For me being a competitor my complete life, a dance competitor, it is at all times been vital about having that edge. So for me if you’re on the market competing for jobs, it is vital to really feel a sure manner. And generally if you happen to look a sure manner it makes you are feeling higher and offers you that confidence.”

Charity basically is a massive deal for the skilled dancer.

“One of my favourite quotes is, ‘The secret to dwelling is giving.’ And for me, it is true,” Hough informed us of the quote made well-known by motivational guru, Tony Robbins. “I believe everytime you’re type of giving, you are at your greatest and you’re feeling the very best. I actually have gotten a lot from my father and he is in a fixed state of giving and serving others. I do know for me, at the least, after I’m type of in that place, I really feel probably the most related to myself and related to others.”

For extra data on the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive, visit the program’s website.