After being in big brother and 98 Degrees bandmate Nick Lachey’s shadow for so many years, Drew Lachey is reveling in the spotlight after winning ‘Dancing With The Stars’. “I’m happy to take a little of the pressure off of him,” Drew tells ‘Extra’. “He has been getting the short-end for a while. It’s great just to be able to perform and get out here and do what I love doing, which is entertaining people.”
Drew Lachey Wins ‘Dancing With The Stars’
February 27, 2006 – The Associated Press reports 98 Degrees star Drew Lachey danced away as the winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Sunday night, edging pro wrestler Stacy Keibler, thought to be the favored finalist, along with NFL great Jerry Rice. The ABC’s ballroom hit wrapped its second season, aired live from Los Angeles. After host Tom Bergeron disclosed that Lachey and pro dance partner Cheryl Burke beat out Rice, Lachey let out a “Woooooooooooooo!” before accepting the trophy he earlier described as “ugly”.
Drew Lachey’s ‘Dancing’ Controversy
February 24, 2006 – ‘Access Hollywood’ reports that a regretful Drew Lachey caused a controversy with his response to Judge Bruno Tonioli’s remarks Thursday night on ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Bruno told the 98 Degrees singer after his freestyle dance that he was “ready for the lead in ‘Brokeback Mountain: The Musical!'” Drew took the hat off dance partner Cheryl Burke’s head and put it behind him, covering his bottom. “It was there,” Drew said. “What else can I grab? She is not wearing anything else! I guess ABC, and their parent companies, don’t find my humor as humorous as I do, so, maybe I need a cable show, not network!” While Drew’s response aired live on the East Coast, it was edited out on the West Coast.