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December 05, 2020

DWTS' Nev Schulman Thinks It's 'Better' He Came in 2nd Place — Here's Why

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Nev Schulman opened up on his experience in the competition show, "Dancing with the Stars," where he grabbed second place. For Schulman, it was just about fun.

Nev Schulman and his pro partner Jenna Johnson clinched the second spot in season 29 of "Dancing with whe Stars." Despite their hard work and astonishing performances, Schulman revealed that he is okay with coming second.

The 36-year-old "Catfish" star talked about his dancing experience while appearing as a guest co-host for Entertainment Tonight on Thursday.

Artem Chigvintsev at "Dancing with the Stars" season 24 premiere at CBS Television City on March 20, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images


Schulman revealed that clinching the mirrorball trophy, which went to Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev, was never his ambition; for him, it was just about the fun of dancing.

Schulman called "Dancing with the Stars" a big, fun, ridiculous show that he enjoyed but winning was never his objective. The fun of dancing and his love for performing arts were his primary drive.


The 36-year-old spoke on the difficulties he encountered with dancing as an adult, which he said was down to the concern of not being as good as he would have loved to.

"Dancing with the Stars" provided Schulman with the right platform to prove himself. The TV star said he permitted himself to have fun on the show, and he is proud of all he was able to achieve.

Schulman said he thought he had injured himself after having a scary fall during their pre-dress rehearsal.


Schulman confessed that, weirdly, not winning was better for him. The 36-year-old revealed that believing in himself was enough trophy for him.

Schulman said he was glad that Bristowe won, knowing how much she wanted to be on the show and win. The TV host might not have come first place, but he feels like he won something for himself.

Schulman and Johnson thrilled both judges and viewers alike with their dance performance. The duo earned a 30 out of 30 for their Black Swan-inspired Paso double.


Schulman said that they put in a lot of work on the performance, but things did not go all smoothly during rehearsals. Schulman said he thought he had injured himself after having a scary fall during their pre-dress rehearsal.

Now that the show is over, Schulman revealed that he plans to go for baby number three. The "Catfish" star shares two children with his wife, Laura Perlongo, and is set to increase their number.

The father of two said that he and his wife enjoy being parents. Even with his busy career, Schulman said that he is open to having a large family.

Not many of his fans know that Schulman studied dance for five years at some point in his life. His fans would be hoping to see more of his thrilling moves soon.