William Levy Talks Showing Skin On 'Dancing With The Stars'

William Levy shows off some skin while performing with partner Cheryl Burke on 'Dancing with the Stars' on April 2, 2012 -- ABC

Cuban heartthrob William Levy gave "Dancing with the Stars" fans something to pant about on Monday night when he performed his salsa with an open shirt showing off his rocking abs.

Access Hollywood caught up with William and partner Cheryl Burke after their steamy performance, which had judge Len Goodman declaring, "You conquered the salsa!"

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"Salsa is a sexy dance, if anything, this was the dance to do it," Cheryl told Access when asked why she and William chose to show off some skin last night.

Fellow pro Derek Hough also jumped in on the interview taking credit for William's goods.

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"I painted his abs on, I painted them on before he did it," Derek joked.

As for the decision to flaunt his body, William explained that he looks to Cheryl to make that call.

"Whatever she says, we do it," he told Access. "She's the professional here."

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The 31-year-old actor/model, who earned 28/30 for his performance, told Access the dance was close to his heart and home.

"I thought I had it in my blood, and thank God I found it," the Cuba native continued. "I really enjoyed!"

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"I wanted to make sure this was one of his best dances," Cheryl added.

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