Zack Wilson: Dance War Hopeful, Former Julianne Hough Fiance

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Zack Wilson is not your typical contestant on Dance War.

Granted, the member of Bruno Tonioli's team hopes to earn a living in the world of dancing, just like anyone else on the program. But Wilson also possesses a background unlike other hopeful on the reality competition.

Like Julianne Hough and Derek Hough - of Dancing with the Stars fame - Wilson trained at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah. Moreover, he's the former fiance of Julianne!

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Word spread last year that Hough called off her wedding, but the name of her main man at the time was never revealed. Until now. It's unknown if she and Wilson are still a couple.

Meanwhile, Zack does appear to have a bright future on the dance floor. Carrie Ann Inaba has said he has "All-American appeal," while Bruno's assessment is also positive:

"He's got a different feeling, like a gentleman…so strong, a real leading man." With Zack leading his team, Bruno thinks his group of performers is "a slick, lean, song-and-dance machine."

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