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EXCLUSIVE: Rashad Jennings on How He'll Make the 'Dancing With the Stars' Finals

by Lauren Zima 1:15 PM PDT, April 24, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Rashad Jennings on How He'll Make the 'Dancing With the Stars' Finals

Rashad Jennings is a frontrunner on this season of Dancing With the Stars, but the football player is staying humble about his future on the show. ET spoke with him Saturday in downtown Los Angeles as he brought his athletic prowess to a different judges' table: the Baywatch Slow Motion Marathon!

"I'm looking for swag," he said of the race. "The face, the attitude, the zest for life! ... Someone that's confident in themselves, that's feeling the slow motion run the whole entire time.

Baywatch hits theaters May 25, and Jennings has several more weeks of dancing until then. "I keep my head down and I'm just diving into the dance every single week,' he said of his strategy with partner Emma Slater. "I'm buying into everything Emma is teaching me and trying to let my personality show out on the dance floor. I'm just going to stick to the work."

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Monday night Jennings and his fellow male competitors will go up against the show's women for a team dances episode."The women have the edge on us, no question about it," he admitted. "They have two Olympian athletes ... I think we [guys] really have to bring our personalities. If our personality doesn't come out on the floor and the crowd isn't into it, it's going to be a long day."

As for women outside of the show, the 32-year-old reveals he's "as single as they come." He says he's not looking for a girlfriend, but that doesn't mean the right person won't come along.

"They've got to be goofy," he says. "[And] intellectually driven. They have to want to leave a legacy in life ... be health-conscious. They've got to laugh first, I'm an easy-going, everyday type of guy. So, she's got to be that type of girl."

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Jennings is laser-focused on "accomplishing everything" right now -- he's even got his fellow DWTS castmates -- the troupe dancers and pros -- working out with him!

Y'all boys have an open invitation to come train with me any day! @keo_motsepe @alanbersten @timhartwigtrain GO FOLLOW!

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"I wake up at 6 a.m., train from 7 to about 11 and then I get ready for rehearsals from 1 to about 6," he says of his daily routine. "Then I hit another workout at night, so I'm bringing in the guys! They would kill me out on the dance floor. They dance circles around me. So I'm bringing them into my territory and teaching them to train like a pro!"

To find out why team dances are arguably Dancing's "biggest TV moment," watch the video below!

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