William Levy has been turning up the heat on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” for several weeks now, but his sexy salsa routine on last night’s show was so blazing hot—it almost required a call to the fire department!
Wearing a guayabera shirt and playing the conga, Levy kicked off his high-energy performance as soon as he hit the stage, twirling, spinning—even dipping—his partner Cheryl Burke a number of times before Burke ripped his shirt open, revealing the Cuban hunk’s washboard abs and rockhard pecs. She also yanked the hat off his head and put it on herself. Caliente!
After that, Levy, who already had the crowd under his spell, went on to shake and thrust his hips (Ricky Martin-style) and started rubbing his hands on Burke's legs and stomach.
The audience loved the sexy performance and so did the judges. “You put a whole new meaning into ‘Free Willy.’ I’m telling you — that was loose, it was oily," judge Len Goodman said, adding that William "conquered the salsa!" Bruno Tonioli called the performance "amazing," and Carrie Ann Inaba replied, “You are ridiculous. That was ridiculously hot.”
Overall, Levy and Burke earned a score of 28 out of 30 total points, including a 10 from Bruno. The couple took second place for the night behind Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, who earned the first 10s of the season and finished first on the leaderboard with 29 out of 30 points.
While the sexy performance worked to get Levy a great score -- and won the audience over -- Levy told Us Weekly backstage after the show that he was hesitant about revealing so much skin on the ABC series. "I don't want people to have the feeling that I just want to show my body," he said. "I am here to dance and have fun, not about, 'Oh, I'm hot and I'm in shape.' You know? Sometimes it's more than that!"
Levy’s partner Cheryl Burke added that it "wasn't easy" convincing Levy to strip. "It was a little bit of a battle, but he did it!" she said.
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All eyes were on Levy last week on 'Dancing With The Stars." The show's new heartthrob debuted with a cha-cha-cha dance with partner Cheryl Burke. Judge Bruno Tonioli even called him the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/crystal-bell/dancing-with-the-stars-season-14-premiere_b_1365762.html" target="_hplink">"hottest package of the season." </a>
"Who is THAT?!" That's what women everywhere were thinking when William Levy showed up in Jennifer Lopez's 2011 music video <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgLcQmlN2Xg" target="_hplink">"I'm Into You."</a> His bulging biceps, washboard abs and Gladiator pecs had us at hello.
William Levy from "Dancing With The Stars" appears on ABC's "Good Morning America" show, in New York, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
In 2011, Levy was named <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2011/08/25/william-levy-tops-people-en-espanol-list-sexiest-men/" target="_hplink">"Sexiest Man of the Year'' by People en Español</a>
After grabbing the second-highest score on Monday's season 14 premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," the Cuban-born hunk told <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/dancing-with-the-stars-william-levy-i-stole-fruit-as-a-kid-2012203#ixzz1qF2i1KxR" target="_hplink">Us Weekly</a> it was always his dream to come to America. "Back in Cuba, I had no shoes, I was walking on the street stealing fruits from my neighbors -- and tonight, to be in this position in my life, is really great! No complaints at all." In this photo, Levy and his mother attend the Univision "Premios Juventud Awards."
Before he was an actor on Spanish-language soaps like "Triunfo del Amor" and "Cuidado Con El Angel," Levy was a male model for "Next Models Agency." The Cuban adonis was also featured in two Telemundo reality shows: "Isla de la Tentacion" and "Protagonistas de Novela."
If there was any doubt that Levy has one of the hottest bodies in Hollywood, Us Weekly has uncovered this sexy photo of the hunky telenovela star, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/william-levy-naked-cowboy_n_1373388.html" target="_hplink">which includes rock hard pecs, washboard abs, and bulging biceps. </a> The photo <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/hot-see-dwts-william-levy-as-a-naked-sexy-cowboy-2012223" target="_hplink">was taken on the set of a 2007 Wild West-themed shoot, </a>according to the magazine.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: 'Dancing With The Stars' third placed finalists Cheryl Burke (L) and William Levy perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
In this Monday, May 21, 2012 image released by ABC, William Levy and his partner Cheryl Burke perform on the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars," in Los Angeles. The winner of the competition will be declared on Tuesday. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor)
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2008 file photo, Cuban actor William Levy is shown during the filming of an episode of the "Cuidado con el Angel" or "Careful with the Angel" sopa opera at Televisa Network studios in Mexico City. Levy will be among the 12 celebrity contestants on the next season of the ABC dancing competition, premiering March 19. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, file)