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


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!"

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

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."

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