December 18, 2006 12:00 PM

Jennifer Lopez‘s former choreographer (and husband No. 2) is now hosting WE’s Wednesday night competition show Dirty Dancing.

WERE YOU A FAN OF THE MOVIE? “Who wasn’t? I had a crush on Jennifer Grey. And Patrick Swayze made dancing cool for guys.”

HOW DID YOU FIRST BECOME A DANCER? “I was 21 and bet this girl that I could become a professional dancer in a year. I won the wager.

IS IT HARD BEING BEST KNOWN AS J.LO’S EX? “I was introduced to the world as a backup dancer, so it takes time for people to get past seeing you as one thing. That’s why you move on to shows like this.”

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