William Levy: I Was Nervous to "Show My Body" on Dancing With the Stars

Entertainment Apr. 3, 2012 AT 8:47AM
William Levy: I Was Nervous to "Show My Body" on Dancing With the Stars Credit: ABC

William Levy is bringing the heat to Dancing With the Stars!

The sexy 31-year-old model and actor revealed his six-pack abs on Monday's show when pro partner Cheryl Burke, 27, ripped open his shirt just moments into their salsa routine.

Post-show, Levy told Us Weekly he was hesitant about revealing so much skin on the ABC competition series. "I don't want people to have the feeling that I just want to show my body! 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!"

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Burke added that it "wasn't easy" convincing Levy to strip. "It was a little bit of a battle, but he did it!"

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Judge Bruno Tonioli, 56, gave Levy his first 10 of the season, calling the performance "amazing." Carrie Ann Inaba, 44, went a step further, raving that their salsa was "ridiculously hot." Levy and Burke earned 28/30 for the evening.

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The theme of the evening was Personal Story/Most Memorable Year, which was "hard" for Levy to emote. "It was difficult because I've had hard times in my life in Cuba and I don't like to be sad. I like to be happy," he told Us. "There are positive things about going through those moments and I like to focus on good things."

Who will go home next on Dancing With the Stars? Tune in at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to find out!

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