Her days as a ballroom dancer certainly paid off, as Julianne Hough showed off her svelte swimsuit physique while enjoying a day at the beach with her pet pooch on Sunday (July 15).
Rocking a skimpy tangerine tango bikini, the soon-to-be 24-year-old ran along the Atlantic coast while currently situated in Southport, North Carolina for the filming of her new movie "Safe Haven".
Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, "Safe Haven" is about "a young woman with a mysterious past who lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her."
The Lasse Hallström directed romance flick co-stars Cobie Smulders, Josh Duhamel and David Lyons while slated for a February 8, 2013 release date.
Enjoy the pictures of Julianne Hough spending the day at the beach in North Carolina (July 15).
North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina is the 28th most extensive and the 10th most populous of the 50 United States. North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State, the First in Flight State, the Land of the Sky and The Old North State.
North Carolina is composed of 100 counties.Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte. In the past five decades, North Carolina's economy has undergone a transition from heavy reliance upon tobacco and furniture making to a more diversified economy with engineering, biotechnology, and finance sectors.
North Carolina has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) at Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the Eastern US.The climate of the coastal plains is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone. More than 300 miles (500 km) from the coast, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.
In 2010 North Carolina's total gross state product was $424.9 billion.In 2011 the civilian labor force was at around 4.5 million with employment near 4.1 million. The working population is employed across the major employment sectors. The economy of North Carolina covers 15 metropolitan areas.In 2010, North Carolina was chosen as the third best state for business by Forbes Magazine, and the second best state by Chief Executive Officer Magazine.
Elementary and secondary public schools are overseen by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction is the secretary of the North Carolina State Board of Education, but the board, rather than the superintendent, holds most of the legal authority for making public education policy. In 2009, the board's chairman also became the "chief executive officer" for the state's school system.North Carolina has 115 public school systems,each of which is overseen by a local school board. A county may have one or more systems within it. The largest school systems in North Carolina are the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Wake County Public School System, Guilford County Schools, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and Cumberland County Schools.In total there are 2,425 public schools in the state, including 99 charter schools.
In 1795, North Carolina opened the first public university in the United States—the University of North Carolina (currently named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). More than 200 years later, the University of North Carolina system encompasses 17 public universities including UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, UNC School of the Arts, and Appalachian State University. The system also supports several well-known historically African-American colleges and universities such as North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Winston-Salem State University, Elizabeth City State University, and Fayetteville State University.Along with its public universities, North Carolina has 58 public community colleges in its community college system.The largest university in North Carolina is currently North Carolina State University with more than 34,000 students.
In the Charlotte area, Carowinds amusement park, Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Discovery Place attract many tourist as well as nearby Concord which has the Concord Mills Mall and Great Wolf Lodge.
The Brushy Mountains attract several million tourist to the Western part of the state every year including the Biltmore Estate.
MerleFest in Wilkesboro attracts over 80,000 people within the four-day music festival. Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro also is a large tourist attraction.
The Outer Banks and surrounding beaches attract millions of people to the beaches every year.