As the season two winnner of Dancing With the Stars, Drew Lachey certainly knows his rumba from his tango. But who does he think will come out on top this time around?
"Right now I still personally think it’s too early," he tells OK!. "I think Warren Sapp is doing amazingly well for a man of his size, and Brooke Burke’s doing a great job. I think ultimately it’s going to come down to seeing whose personality and likeability comes out, as well as being able to move."
The busy musician, actor (he just finished a stint on Broadway in Spamalot) and dad is also no stranger to the steamy rumors that seem to swirl around every season of DWTS – one false story even linked Drew and his partner Cheryl Burke romantically, a charge that both vehemently denied.
"Honestly I think people obviously just can’t imagine that people work that close together and spend that much time together and nothing else is going on," he says. "It’s not really the hotbed of scandal that people make it out to be, it’s about the show and people working together. Obviously you build friendships, but 99 percent of the time that’s where it ends."
When he's not on the stage or the screen doing what he does best, Drew's all about his family, including his wife Lea and two-and-a-half year-old Isabella. His daughter helped inspired him to take on his latest project as spokesman for the Magical Veggie campaign, which focuses on increasing awareness about the health benefits of beans by urging fans to rewrite the old "Beans, beans, the magical fruit" chant. On Feb. 18, one winner will get to come to NYC and meet Drew.
"It’s not just talking about beans," he tells OK!, " it’s about trying to start your family and your child to have healthy eating habits from an early age on. Now is the time when they’ll try new things."