Ryan Guzman is the man of the moment.
The 27-year-old stars as Noah, a handsome high schooler, in the upcoming thriller, The Boy Next Door alongside Jennifer Lopez. When his character becomes sexually involved with his friend’s mother (played by Lopez), things take a wild — and violent — turn.
Before you see the movie out January 23, get the facts on our pick for Man Crush Monday. Here are 10 things to know about Ryan Guzman:
He was a model before he got into acting. This 6-foot-tall hottie worked as a Calvin Klein underwear model in 2009.
He starred in the 2012 hit “Step Up Revolution.” He learned to dance professionally and performed all of his own stunts. He later reprised his role in 2014 in “Step Up All In.”
He loves to cook. Guzman admitted that he loves to cook, especially for the special women in his life. “I like to cook… I wouldn’t mind cooking a dinner and then bringing it out to some scenic area,” he told us when we asked about date ideas. “We would just have a lot of fun,” he told Latina.
He’s very proud of his Mexican heritage. “I try my hardest to bring honor to my Mexican roots,” he told Cosmo. “Latin people are very passionate and loyal, and I will always remember who I am and where I come from.”
He’s a mixed martial arts fighter. The actor began training and fighting in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in 2010.
He’s taken, ladies! Ryan Guzman has been happily dating Girl Code’s Melanie Iglesias for over a year now.
Guzman was nervous while filming the sex scenes with J.Lo in The Boy Next Door. The sex scene proved challenging for Guzman, who admitted to Lopez on day of shooting that he was very nervous. “She’s the one who told me, ‘This is for the film, and without this particular piece being so memorable or passionate [and] intense, none of the movie makes sense,” Guzman told The Wrap.