For Hough, the years keep getting better. The star reflected on her looks during her teen years with People magazine, saying, "Back when I was on Dancing With the Stars at 18 years old, I think I look older than I do now…. I've definitely gone for a 'less is more' standpoint [today]. I cut back on hair and makeup and all that stuff. As far as beauty goes, my philosophy is starting from the inside out. Being happy, having a positive attitude, drinking tons of water—happy girls are the prettiest girls."
And while Hough still works out and looks fabulous, she has her cheat days too. Speaking with SHAPE magazine, she let them in on a little secret. Hough said, "E! News recently posted a picture of me coming out of the gym, and there were all these comments about the photo, like, 'We could have abs like this, but we love pizza too much.' I started laughing because pizza is my favorite food. I eat it a lot!"
Hough isn't here to pretend she's someone she's not. She continued to be open and honest during the interview, saying, "I want everyone to know that I'm not Miss Perfect. You can cheat every once in a while, and that's OK. You can still have a fit body as long as you work out regularly and eat relatively healthfully throughout your life."