Julianne Hough Got Even More 'Ripped' While Pole Dancing For Rock Of Ages

As a two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion, it’s no secret Julianne Hough knows her way around the dance floor. However, for her upcoming movie, “Rock of Ages,” the gorgeous blonde had to master a new kind of move – pole dancing!

“It is ridiculously hard,” Julianne told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live of her time on the pole. “I was ripped when I was doing it because it’s, I mean, it is an art. It’s really tough.

“There’s this part where — you’ll see in the movie — where this girl is literally backwards holding onto the pole and she’s walking on air, like downwards,” she added. “You literally are gobsmacked by watching it.”

The 23-year-old cutie admitted she practiced her pole work for beau Ryan Seacrest, her boyfriend of over two years.

“Yeah, he appreciated the research,” she said with a laugh. “He was like, ‘I’m going to get the pole,’ you know, for the wrap gift and I’m like, ‘Yo, that is not for me — that’s for you!’”

Julianne said keeping her relationship with Ryan strong takes work due to their hectic schedules.

“It’s tough because we’re both very busy, but I think that when it means that much to us, we just kind of figure out a way to do it,” she said. “We definitely have to try, but I think that’s a good thing. I think when you stop trying is when it gets complacent, and that’s not good.”

“Rock of Ages” – featuring Julianne, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and more – hits theaters on June 15.

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