Ruben CortadaIf you were worried about your narco eye candy now that El Señor de los Cielos is over, I have GREAT news for you. There is a new drug dealer on TV-- and he is the hottest thing that has come out of Cuba since William Levy. His name is Rubén Cortada and he is the bad boy in El Príncipe, the new Unimás narco series.

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He's handsome & smart 1

He's handsome & smart

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The Cuban actor was studying automatic engineering in Havana, when he was offered a job as a model in Barcelona, Spain. He was born on October 6, 1984. "I come from the world of math, which is pretty predictable. What I love about acting is that it's always different and always new," he told us in an interview.

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'El tiempo entre costuras' 2

'El tiempo entre costuras'

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We first saw him in the Spanish famous series, based on the María Dueñas book. You can watch it on Netflix. He is Sara Quiroga's first love.

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He was cast for 'El Príncipe' in 2011 3

He was cast for 'El Príncipe' in 2011

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He plays drug dealer Faruq Ben Barek, who controls the shanty town of El Príncipe in the Spanish city of Ceuta, considered the border between the Western World and the Middle East. "The series is based in a place that you can describe as where the river and the ocean meet," he said.

His struggle with his accent 4

His struggle with his accent

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He admitted to constantly struggling to keep the Cuban accent out of his performaces on Spanish TV. He lost the battle once he arrived in Miami. His accent and sounded very Cubanito.

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His favorite Cuban food 5

His favorite Cuban food

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His first meal once he touched South Florida was a lechón (baby pig), he said laughing. 

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The advantage of being Latino 6

The advantage of being Latino

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He said that being Cuban has helped him to adapt to the challenges in his career. "We know how to adapt and blend with our surroundings," he explained. 

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A succesful career as a model 7

A succesful career as a model

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He has been the image of Roberto Verino, El Corte Inglés, Jean Paul Gaultier, Guess!, Julipet and Custo.

His family 8

His family

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Although he refuses to speak about his personal life, Cortada has a relationship with Cuban model Susana Pino and have a small daughter named Mía.

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A gentleman 9

A gentleman

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Although he is the bad guy in El Príncipe, Cortada says he shares with him the love for his family and his desire to improve the lives of his loved ones. 

Life after 'El Príncipe' 10

Life after 'El Príncipe'

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The second season of the series ended in Spain in April 2016 and there are rumors of a third one. He has also starred in the series Olmos y Robles and in the movie Lo que Escondían sus Ojos.