10/29/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT
Sexiest Man Alive issue on sale Nov. 16
WHERE YOU'VE SEEN HIM: As nightlife-loving rum scion Henry Duque on CBS's Cane and on soaps General Hospital and Port Charles
ROMANTIC STATUS: Single
"I just flash the dimples and the women melt."
"I like to take care of a woman. I think women like to feel secure. It's part of the Latin thing, part of the way I was raised. I know if I don't open a car door for a woman, my mom will slap me across the face."
MOST MEMORABLE DATE
"My first date with my first true girlfriend my senior year of high school. As we were driving home, her ex-boyfriend pulled up next to us. I said, 'What should I do?' And she said, 'Can you lose them?' So all of a sudden it turns into this real James Bond kind of date. It ended with me pulling into someone's drive, turning the lights off and watching her ex's car drive by. She couldn't have been more impressed. I looked like a hell of a stud."
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Matos was overweight until his junior year of high school, when he started eating healthier. "I remember reading in print for the first time the word 'hunk' next to my name. It didn't click. Inside, I'm still that short little fat kid. For a long time, I wanted to go on the Jenny Jones show, the ones that were titled, 'I Used to Be Fat But Now I'm All That.'"
MOST REGRETTABLE PICKUP LINE
"'You must be tired because you have been running around in circles in my mind.' I think I got slapped."