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SEXIEST MAN ALIVE ISSUE ON SALE NOV. 30

AGE 24

HOMETOWN Outside Tempe, Ariz.

ROMANTIC STATUS Married

SEE HIM As a werewolf in the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon.

ANIMAL ATTRACTION "Werewolves represent a raw, animalistic side of sex," says Meraz, who gained 20 lbs. of muscle for New Moon. "Vampires are pasty; I'd rather be a werewolf."

THE RIGHT MOVES A contemporary Native American dancer (he's a member of the Mexican tribe Purépecha), he fell for his wife, Kim, when he saw her doing the salsa. "Hips don't lie!"

LOVE LINES For wedding bands, Meraz and Kim (who have a 19-month-old son, Somak) got lines inked on their fingers. "Tattoos," he says, "are extremely sexy on women."