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Monday, March 12, 2012

William Levy is now a "Dancing With The Stars" contestant

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March 12, 2012

William Levy: New Dancing with the Stars Contestant

The names have been announced for the season 14 contestants for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” (DWTS) reality competition show. Among them is William Levy, a name that may not be familiar to those who don’t speak Spanish. For William Levy is a Cuban-American actor and model, primarily famous for his work on Spanish reality shows and Telemundo. While he may not be the most well known contestant, he is surely one of the most attractive. Known in other parts of the world as the Latin Brad Pitt, his jaw dropping good looks is the reason why DWTS has named him the “Latin Hottie” of the season. Since the announcement of his participation in DWTS, everyone, especially the Latin community has been a buzz, excited to see what moves this actor and model has to show off.

Although the show hasn’t aired yet, Levy has already started training for the competition with his partner, Cheryl Burke a two-time DWTS champion. “People” magazine is already predicting a romance blossoming between the dance partners. Not to say that Levy isn’t taking his duties incredibly seriously. In a recent interview, Levy confessed that while he is not a professional dancer, he’s going to give it 100 percent. Determination is just another sexy quality this contestant has to offer. As for the profits, Levy plans to donate them to a charity for children in Latin America.

Personal Life

Levy was born in a small fishing village east of Havana. Cuba and immigrated with his family to Miami at the age of 14. During high school he learned to speak English and eventually went to college, studied business, and played baseball. Most successful actors attend art college or film school to pursue film production degrees. Indeed, after college Levy later went on to study acting in Los Angeles, pursuing a career in acting and modeling.

Levy is currently single. After eight years of marriage, Levy divorced Elizabeth Gutierrez in 2010, the mother of his two young children. Since then, he has been romantically linked to Jennifer Lopez and was even involved in a sex scandal. Though Levy was born in Cuba, he is also of Jewish decent. Levy is his mother’s last name, whose father was Jewish.


Like many other beautiful faces, Levy got his start on reality television. His first TV appearance was on Telemundo’s “Los Teens,” a series on Hispanic teens growing up in the United States. He later went on to appear in Telemundo’s reality show “Isla de la Tentacion” (“Temptation Island”) followed by “Protagonistas de Novela 2” (“American Idol” for Telenovela actors). He has worked hard and shown great determination in his career, a must for anybody wishing to pursue a career in acting or film production. Eventually, he starred in the music video “I’m Into You” by Jennifer Lopez, which is how rumors started about their alleged romance.

With all the exposure, his modeling and acting career took off. His first leading role was in “Cuidado con el Angel,” a Mexican soap opera production that made me a star in the Latin world. He gained further stardom, playing Alejandro Lombardo in Mexico’s highest-rated prime time show “Sortilegio,” a Univision production. Currently, he stars in “Triunfo del Amor,” the number one telenovela on TV.


ABC.com (2012)
“Latina” (2012)

Here are some photos of William Levy leaving the studio after his dance practice with his DWTS partner Cheryl Burke.



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