EXCLUSIVE: Derek Hough covers LaPalme magazine's men's holiday issue

Derek Hough covers LaPalme magazine's men's holiday issue ahead of his starring turn as Corny Collins in NBC's upcoming live adaptation of "Hairspray."

The "Dancing With the Stars" pro looks dapper on the simplistic cover, on which he flashes his signature 100-watt smile while wearing a suit.

SEE ALSO: EXCLUSIVE: 'Blindspot' star Jaimie Alexander covers LaPalme magazine's holiday issue

In the accompanying cover shoot, which AOL Entertainment can exclusively reveal, he's shown wearing a series of high-fashion looks that suit his boy next door good looks.

Hough also opened up about the shocking interruption by a protester on the series premiere of the latest season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and defended Ryan Lochte, who was the alleged reason for the protest.

"For me it flipped a switch and I went up there in my rhinestone jacket, might I add, it bothered me," he told LaPalme. "I told them they had to leave. Especially when somebody's vulnerable and they're trying to do something good and they're doing the right things to try to make things right, like Ryan was on the show."

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Hough fiercely backs Lochte and notes that he had already apologized for his fabricated story from the Rio Olympics. Lochte had initially told to Billy Bush on the "Today" show back in August, one month before the protest occurred.

"He was taking the right steps to try and make things right from what happened at the Olympics," Hough explained. "He apologized and he was trying to move forward. All of us have done way worse, let's be honest with ourselves. My father once told me 'It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice' and I follow that."

Read LaPalme's full interview with Derek Hough in their upcoming issue, on stands Dec. 1.

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STUDIO CITY, CA - OCTOBER 11: Derek Hough attends grand opening event for JustDance LA at Just Dance Los Angeles on October 11, 2017 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 09: Derek Hough arrives at the premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films' 'Jane' at the Hollywood Bowl on October 9, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
PORTER, IN - SEPTEMBER 26: Derek Hough partners with The National Park Foundation to explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on September 26, 2017 in Porter, Indiana. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for National Park Foundation)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Derek Hough attend NBC's 'World of Dance' celebration at Delilah on September 19, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Derek Hough arrives at the Variety And Women In Film's 2017 Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre on September 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Derek Hough attends the 2017 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Sunset Tower on September 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Julianne Hough and Derek Hough attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Choreographer Derek Hough attends the Television Academy's Choreography Peer Group Celebration at Saban Media Center on August 27, 2017 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Derek Hough is seen on 'Today Show' on August 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Derek Hough attends the 2017 Summer TCA Tour 'NBCUniversal Press Tour' on August 03, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Derek Hough attends the Build Series to discuss the new show 'World of Dance' at Build Studio on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Derek Hough of World of Dance attends Entertainment Weekly & People New York Upfronts at 849 6th Ave on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2403' - The 11 remaining celebrities are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's iconic songs, as Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) JULIANNE HOUGH, TOM BERGERON, DEREK HOUGH
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: NBCUniversal Portrait Studio, March 2017 -- Pictured: Derek Hough, 'World of Dance' -- on March 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. NUP_177600 (Photo by: Maarten de Boer/NBCUniversal) Photo by Maarten de Boer/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Derek Hough arrives for the Television Academy's 'Whose Dance Is It Anyway?' at Saban Media Center on February 16, 2017 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Dancer Derek Hough, singer-actress-dancer Jennifer Lopez, singer-songwriter-dancer Ne-Yo and actress-dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the Photo Op for NBC's 'World Of Dance' at NBC Universal Lot on January 25, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WORLD OF DANCE -- 'World of Dance' -- Pictured: (l-r) NE-YO, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Julianne Hough and Derek Hough attend AOL Build to discuss the 'Move Live' Performance Tour at AOL HQ on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Derek Hough visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on December 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Garrett Clayton and Derek Hough pose at the 'NBC presents Hairspray Live' After Party on the NBC/Universal Studios back lot on December 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Derek Hough attends the MPTF 95th anniversary celebration with 'Hollywood's Night Under The Stars' at MPTF Wasserman Campus on October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Derek Hough arrives at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Derek Hough, Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec arrive at the Television Industry Advocacy Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel on September 16, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Julianne Hough and Derek Hough arrives at the 6th Annual Celebration Of Dance Gala Presented By The Dizzy Feet Foundation at The Novo by Microsoft on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour Portraits, August 2016 -- Pictured: Derek Hough, 'Hairspray Live!' -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: Derek Hough arrives at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: Derek Hough attends Move Interactive x CorePower Yoga Class In Hollywood hosted by Julianne Hough and Derek Hough on July 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for CorePower Yoga)
Derek Hough attends the Television Academy 70th Anniversary Celebration, in Los Angeles, California, on June 2, 2016. / AFP / CHRIS DELMAS (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Derek Hough (L) and Bindi Irwin arrive for the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Actress Julianne Hough (L) and dancer Derek Hough arrive at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 02: Derek Hough arrives at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Wayne Brady as 'Lola' and Derek Hough pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Al Hirshfeld Theatre on March 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BUENA PARK, CA - OCTOBER 01: Derek Hough arrives at the Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet at Knott's Berry Farm on October 1, 2015 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actor Derek Hough arrives at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
Dancer / TV Personality Derek Hough attends the 5th Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Derek Hough poses in the press room during the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: Dancer Derek Hough perform MOVE Live On Tour at Microsoft Theater on August 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Derek Hough performs onstage during the Lip Sync Battle LIVE At SummerStage In New York on July 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SpikeTV)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: Derek Hough is seen walking in soho n July 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Actor Derek Hough attends the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular Opening Night at Radio City Music Hall on March 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Derek Hough speaks at AOL Studios In New York on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Derek Hough attends Radio City Spring Spectacular Photo Call at Radio City Music Hall on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dancer Derek Hough visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Professional Dancer Derek Hough attends Nylon and Fashion Police's 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Release Party at Dream Downtown on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Derek Hough visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 6, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET -- Pictured: TV personality Derek Hough visits E! 'Live From The Red Carpet' at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11: Derek Hough attends a signing for his book 'Taking The Lead: Lessons From A Life in Motion' at Barnes and Noble at The Grove on August 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: TV personality Derek Hough attends the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Variety)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: TV personality / dancer Derek Hough is seen directing on the set of the video shoot for Mark Ballas' debut single 'Get My Name' on April 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: TV personality / dancer Derek Hough is seen directing on the set of the video shoot for Mark Ballas' debut single 'Get My Name' on April 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Actor Derek Hough attends a screening of 'Make Your Move' at Pacific Theatre at The Grove on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Dancer/TV personality Derek Hough attends the Xbox One LA Launch Party at Milk Studios on November 21, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: TV Personality / Choreographer Derek Hough poses in the press room at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Derek Hough is seen on March 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 28: Dancer Derek Hough attends the Big Brothers Big Sisters of greater Los Angeles 2011 Rising Stars gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 29: Derek Hough leaves the 'Dancing With the Stars' studio on September 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (J. Michael Arnoldi/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Dancer Derek Hough arrives at 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: Derek Hough is seen on April 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - In week two of 'Dancing with the Stars,' all of the couples return to dance their second routines in a two-hour show, MONDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Chris Chavira/ABC via Getty Images) DEREK HOUGH
TV personality Derek Hough arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'The Wolfman' at the ArcLight Cinemas on February 9, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 31: Dancer Derek Hough arrives at Heidi Klum�s 10th Annual Halloween Party Presented by MSN and SKYY Vodka held at the Voyeur on October 31, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)
Dancer Derek Hough arrives at Family Guy's Pre-Emmy Celebration at Avalon on September 18, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Dancer Derek Hough arrives at the 13th Annual Entertainment Tonight and People Magazine Emmys After Party at the Vibiana on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Television personality Derek Hough attends the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on September 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Dancer Derek Hough poses with Tivo TV Man at Melanie Segal's Teen Choice Lounge Presented by Rocket Dog at The Magic Castle on August 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 24: Mark Ballas and Derek Hough of The Ballas-Hough band perform onstage inside the Indy 500 race after party at The Conrad Hotel on May 24, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)
Derek Hough attends the 16th Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation's Revlon Run/Walk for Women on May 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Derek Hough attends Kim Kardashian and PAMA's Halloween Masquerade at the Stone Rose on October 30, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 18: *** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS **** Derek Hough attends the 4th Annual 'inCONCERT' Benefit to raise money for Project Angel Food on October 18, 2008 at the Howard Fine Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Dancer Derek Hough arrives at the 2007 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Derek Hough attends the opening night of Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on October 5, 2007. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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