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We don’t have to tell you that Mario Lopez has experienced a career revival in the past several months. And unlike a fellow Saved By the Bell cohort, his comeback doesn’t involve him starring in a graphic sex video that may or may not involve a “body double.” We can’t wait for that Dustin Diamond sex tape to hit stores.

Actually, we can. But that’s neither here nor there. The subject of this post is Lopez, who rose from obscurity to win the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars – and the heart of his dashing partner, Karina Smirnoff.

Moreover, he was romantically linked to Eva Longoria and Britney Spears. While none of those stories held water, when you’re rumored to be hooking up with Britney Spears, you’ve hit the big time (even if you haven’t hit that).

Mario Lopez: 'The Jungle Book' Premiere
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Now, as he gets ready to host the Miss America pageant, he’s one of the biggest stars out there – and judging by his face in this picture with one of The Incredibles, he knows it: