10 Things You Didn't Know About DWTS' William Levy

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Apr. 3 2012, Updated 12:02 p.m. ET

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1. He was born in Cuba and became an exile at age 14.

2. Levy isn't his real last name! It's Gutiérrez.

3. He has two tots: Christopher Alexander, 5, and Kailey Alexandra, 2.

4. Acting wasn't his first passion — baseball was! He got an athletic scholarship to St. Thomas University in Miami.

5. He's no stranger to reality TV. William shot to fame on the Spanish-language reality show Isla de la Tentación.

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6. William starred on a 2008 episode of the Mexican version of Sesame Street.

7. He posed nearly nude for the risqué underwear label N2N, once wearing only a see-through thong.

8. In 2011, People en Español crowned him the Sexiest Man alive.

9. He'll star on the new season of VH1's Single Ladies — his first English-language role!

10. Best of all, he's often called the "Cuban Brad Pitt"!

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