Jenna Dewan Tatum reveals what she learned from working with Jennifer Lopez on 'World of Dance'

Jenna Dewan Tatum has a girl crush on "World of Dance" co-star Jennifer Lopez.

The host of the NBC reality dance competition show recently opened up to AOL Entertainment about her time on the show, and she revealed that it's Lopez -- who both judges and produces the show -- who has guided the show to become the hit that it is as it heads into its second season.

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"Jennifer really sets the tone as the executive producer," she told us during a recent sit down at Young Living Essential Oils' Scents of Self experience. "I really admire her as a dancer and as someone who knows what she wants to create. She also just is the hardest working person I’ve ever met in my life. I wanted to really emulate and be around her and learn from her."

"She just owns it and doesn’t make any apologies for it," she continued. "I find that so fascinating, because for most women it’s in our nature to apologize or overcompensate, but she knows who she is and what she’s great at and just owns it. It’s magnetic and beautiful to be around."

"I would find myself just staring at her wondering how she does it. She also smells incredible. It’s the Jennifer secret sauce," she finished with a laugh.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Actor Jenna Dewan attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Actor Jenna Dewan attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Actress/dancer Jenna Dewan attends VEGAS Magazine's 15th anniversary party at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa on May 18, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for VEGAS Magazine)
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/05/14: Jenna Lee Dewan-Tatum (Jenna Dewan) attends the 2018 NBCUniversal Upfront presentation at Rockefeller Center. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Jenna Dewan visits Build Series to discuss Season 2 of 'World of Dance' at Build Studio on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 02: TV host Jenna Dewan attends NBCUniversal's Summer Press Day 2018 at The Universal Studios Backlot on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 01: Jenna Dewan attends FYC Event For NBC's 'World Of Dance' at Saban Media Center on May 1, 2018 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Actor Jenna Dewan attends as Jenna Dewan is honored as 2018 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 'Humanitarian Of The Year' during the fifth annual St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
PASADENA, CA - MARCH 25: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the Hunter For Target Ultimate Family Festival at Brookside Golf Club on March 25, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Everly Tatum onstage at Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Chris Polk/KCA2018/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 30: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the photo op for NBC's 'World Of Dance' held at NBC Universal Lot on January 30, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 12th Annual Los Angeles Ballet Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 24, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Jennifer Meyer and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend Gilt.com, Jennifer Meyer & Jenna Dewan Tatum Launch Exclusive Jewelry Collection Benefitting Baby2Baby at Sunset Tower Hotel on December 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Gilt.com)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the premiere of 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend' at Directors Guild Of America on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the premiere of 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend' at Directors Guild Of America on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends NBC's 'World of Dance' celebration at Delilah on September 19, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the Cushnie Et Ochs fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Young Living Essential Oils and Jenna Dewan Tatum, actress, dancer and avid Young Living Essential Oils fan, announce the brand's 'Scents Of Self' Spring 2018 limited edition Fashion Week essential oil collection on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Young Living)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 03: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the premiere of 'Comrade Detective' at ArcLight Hollywood on August 3, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum.is seen outside Live With Kelly on August 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0709 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress/Dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum teaches host Jimmy Fallon dance moves during an interview on July 21, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 02: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends Baby2Baby Beach Playdate Presented By Havaianas on June 2, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby/Havaianas)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 22: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Lionel Richie chat with James Corden during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Monday, May 22, 2017 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 22: Jenna Dewan Tatum visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 22, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum enters a Midtown Manhattan hotel on MAY 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum 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)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Jenna Dewan Tatum -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Jenna Dewan Tatum is seen on May 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Jenna Dewan Tatum is seen with FIJI Water on May 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of 'Magic Mike Live Las Vegas' at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 20: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2017 NBCUniversal summer press day The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 20, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 09: Actors Michelle Trachtenberg, Jenna Dewan Tatum and model Anne Vyalitsyna attend (ANDAZ) RED Suite Opening at Andaz West Hollywood on March 9, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/WireImage)
WORLD OF DANCE -- 'Duels' Episode 104 -- Pictured: Jenna Dewan Tatum -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 21: Danskin Brand Ambassador Jenna Dewan Tatum celebrates the fall collection at PROJECT Women's at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on February 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Iconix Brand Group)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 25: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the photo op for NBC's 'World Of Dance' at NBC Universal Lot on January 25, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
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)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Molly Sims attend Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By Old Navy at Montage Beverly Hills on December 18, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
MARINA DEL REY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 1st Annual Marie Claire Young Women's Honors at the Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2016 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at Variety and WWD 2nd Annual StyleMakers Awards at Quixote Studios West Hollywood on November 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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As Dewan Tatum prepares for their second season, she'll definitely be using some of her learnings from Lopez for her expanded role on the show. Viewers will see her take on a more overarching role as a mentor for the show's dancers, which was what her original role was supposed to be and something that attracted her to the project to begin with.

"I thought that, if I was 15, I would've died to be on this show," Dewan Tatum, who used to dance backup for Janet Jackson, mused. "I said I had to do it for my 15-year-old self."

Lopez isn't the only kindred spirit that the former "Step Up" actress has found in recent years, either. Back in 2013, when she was pregnant with her daughter, Everly -- now four -- Dewan Tatum found herself in a panic over what to wear to accompany her husband, Channing, to the Oscars. So, she called a well-known celebrity stylist who would later become one of her best friends: Brad Goreski.

"Brad is my style soulmate," she said with a smile. "I called him for the very first time when I was seven months pregnant and I said, ‘Hi, nice to meet you! I have to go to the Oscars, can you find me a dress?’ I was like, ‘If you can make me look good at seven months pregnant on the Oscars red carpet, then we are going to be great together.’"

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"We really got each other, and our personalities just really blend well together," she continued. "He challenges me to try different looks I might not have thought of, and I challenge him to look for certain edgier looks. We collaborate well, and our fittings are a true blast."

Dewan Tatum's perfect partnership with Goreski was put into high gear during New York Fashion Week this month, where the actress appeared front row at the Cushnie Et Ochs show and helped Young Living Essential Oils launch its Scents of Self experience.

Clad in a flattering white two-piece during our conversation (she admits that she wanted to wear sequinned pants, but Goreski talked her out of it), Dewan Tatum was steadfast in her support of Young Living, a company she discovered 16 years ago through a friend.

"I instantly became obsessed after immediately feeling the benefits of them," she remembered of her first experience with essential oils. "I really believe in the science behind scent and that a powerful experience with scents can really transform your energy or mood or the way you feel about yourself."

The actress has since spread the gospel of Young Living Essential Oils to all of her friends and family by giving out bottles of Thieves as Christmas gifts and letting her daughter, Everly, use some of the most basic oils like lavender and lemon.

"Everly and I use them every night, too," she said with a smile. "She’ll be like, ‘Mom, you forgot the oils!’ So I’ll dab them on her, like lavender. She’s always loving it."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the premiere of 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend' at Directors Guild Of America on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum attend the 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 03: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the premiere of Amazon's 'Comrade Detective' at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 3, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of 'Magic Mike Live Las Vegas' at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrives at the Variety And WWD Host 2nd Annual StyleMakers Awards at Quixote Studios West Hollywood on November 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of 'Magic Mike Live Las Vegas' at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 5th Annual Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 22nd Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala - Arrivals at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on November 2, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 23: Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrives at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party Brought to you by Those Who Drink It at a private residence on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 30: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum attend the European Premiere of 'Magic Mike XXL' at Vue West End on June 30, 2015 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Paul Treadway / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Paul Treadway / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 25: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Magic Mike XXL' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21: Actor Channing Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Actor/producer Channing Tatum and wife actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere '22 Jump Street' on June 10, 2014 at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - February 24, 2013 Channing Tatum ans wife Jenna Dewan arriving for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 8: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan attend Teen Choice 2010 held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 8, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Actor Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan arrive at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration with Jay-Z and Coldplay at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actors Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum attend Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2011's kick off with Chrysler Celebrating 'The Fighter' held at the District on Sunset on February 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive to 'The Vow' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 6, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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