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William Levy Covers People Magazine (PHOTO)

Posted: 04/11/2012 11:26 am Updated: 04/11/2012 1:11 pm

He may have had a disappointing week on "Dancing With The Stars," but William Levy has something new to smile about. The Cuban telenovela hunk is on the cover of this week's People Magazine!

In the magazine's cover story (on newsstands now), Levy talks about the warm reception he's gotten from fans on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." "To come to this country and receive this kind of love from people you don’t even know, it's amazing," the humble actor tells the magazine.

Levy's DWTS partner Cheryl Burke, who says William has "12-pack abs," tells the magazine she's never seen the show's audience get so excited about a contestant. "I have never heard it that loud in there," Burke says. "He's like a rock star!"

The telenovela star, who until recently was best known as Jennifer Lopez's love interest in her "I'm Into You" video, also talked to People about his early years in Cuba before emigrating to the U.S. at the age of 15. "I try to give my kids everything I never had," said the 31-year-old Levy whose son Christopher is 6 and daughter Kailey is 2.

Congratulations to William Levy on his People Magazine cover!

CHECK OUT THIS SLIDESHOW OF WILLIAM LEVY THROUGH THE YEARS

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  • As People En Español's 'Sexiest Man Alive' 2012

  • DWTS's Newest Heartthrob

    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?!

    "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.

  • A Good Natured Fella

    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)

  • Sexiest Man Of The Year, 2011

    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 Espa&ntildeol</a>

  • Modest Man

    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."

  • Male Model

    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."

  • Naked Cowboy

    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.

  • Performing On ABC's "Good Morning America"

    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)

  • Most Of His DWTS Shirts Had No Buttons

    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)

  • In 2008, Making A Name For Himself In Telenovelas

    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)


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