"The Latin Hottie"
Pro: Cheryl Burke
William Levy's life has always been marked by a strong determination. Born in Cuba, he decided early on to go after his dreams, even if it meant leaving his beloved country and risking his life. By age 15, he lived in Miami, where he attended high school and learned to speak English. We told you he was determined!
William's incursion in acting was a supporting role on Telemundo's Los Teens, a series about Hispanic teenagers growing up in the U.S. Prior to that, he appeared in two reality shows, also for Telemundo, and a music video. His modeling career took off and he was signed to one of the most prestigious national modeling agencies.
Over the next two years, William traveled internationally to participate in numerous runway shows, photo shoots and ad campaigns. He later moved to Los Angeles and began acting lessons, simultaneously doing modeling jobs and auditions. His big break came in 2007 when William was personally chosen by famed Televisa producer Carla Estrada to play the role of Vasco Darien in Pasion, an epic novella production set in Mexico's colonial period.
Next, William traveled to Ecuador and participated in the movie Retazos de Vida. Shortly after, he returned to Mexico for his first leading role in Cuidado con el Angel, a soap opera production that made him one of Mexico's most sought after leading actors. He starred as Alejandro Lombardo on Univision's Sortilegio, Mexico's highest-rated primetime production, and now stars in Triunfo del Amor (Univision), the number one rated telenovela on TV.
William enjoys playing all kinds of sports and is an avid baseball fan. He currently resides between Los Angeles, Mexico City and Miami, Florida. Of course, for the next few months William will likely be residing in rehearsal halls as he embarks on his latest adventure on Dancing with the Stars!
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