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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 Pur├ępecha), 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."