(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing With the Stars fans are waiting with baited breath Monday night as Latin heartthrob William Levy, singer Katherine Jenkins and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver go head-to-head one last time for the finale.
But as they take the stage Monday for one more cut-throat dance-off, Levy told Nightline in an April interview he wasn’t really focused on taking home the mirror ball trophy.
“When I came into this competition, I never came trying to beat anybody,” Levy told ABC’s Juju Chang. “I never came trying to win it all. You know, I just came and I said to myself that I was going to give myself into this 100 percent and enjoy it. … I never expect to win it all.”
We shall see. The Dancing With the Stars finale airs Monday night at 8 p.m. with the results airing Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Levy has earned a perfect score twice in the competition, but the Spanish soap opera star and former underwear model said his chiseled body actually put him at a disadvantage.
“It’s difficult for me,” he said. “You got to work actually on getting a little bit softer, which is a bit weird, you know, for a guy.”
Perhaps he’s being too modest. After all, the 31-year-old Cuban native also revealed he has been dancing salsa, meringue and other Latin routines for years. But Levy said he didn’t learn how to dance professionally until he appeared on Dancing with the Stars. He let the music guide his feet.
“We are very passionate in everything we do,” Levy said, referring to his Latin culture. “Through music, we live. Through music, we have fun. Through music, we enjoy our time there because everything else is so hard.”
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