'DWTS' alum Val Chmerkovskiy says he would 'love to dance with Michelle Obama'


Val Chmerkovskiy might have won "Dancing With The Stars" twice, but the professional ballroom dancer may just be a bigger fan of the ABC spinoff "Dancing With The Stars: Juniors."

"I think everyone should tune in. I think it's a great show for the world because it's celebrating our future and doing so in this beautiful, magical world of dance," Chmerkovskiy told AOL at the 2018 Pencils for Promise Gala in New York City.

"One thing I look forward to with 'DWTS: Juniors' is that I just want it to be a testament to the fact that you don't have to wait to grow up to do extraordinary things and just because it's 'Juniors' doesn't mean that the quality is any less than the big show. I would say sometimes it's even better. It celebrates kids and their creativity and their outgoingness. It's a beautiful show with a really kind spirit to it."

Over the course of his 14 seasons on "Dancing With The Stars," Chmerkovskiy has seen it all. From holding the record for the earliest perfect score to going up against Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler, these epic moments don't top his favorite memory from the show.

"One of my favorite 'Dancing With The Stars' memory is seeing my brother [Maksim] win," Val sweetly told AOL.

Chmerkovskiy has danced with everyone from Rumer Willis to Zendaya and Tamar Braxton but his dream partner is not who you would expect. When asked which celebrity he dreams of dancing with, Val called upon a former first lady. "I would love to dance with Michelle Obama."

Val recently proposed to his "DWTS" co-star Jenna Johnson over the summer. The two have had an off-and-on-again romance since 2015.