Name: Daren Kagasoff

Age: 23

Where to see him: Daren plays heartbreaker Ricky Underwood on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. (Mondays, 8 p.m., ABC Family)

Why we love him: It's hard not to fall for this bad boy with a secretive sensitive side! Plus in real life, Daren is actually really shy, which makes him even more lovable. And it doesn't hurt that he's also super cute.

He talks about… how to avoid dating drama in high school: "It's very easy to fall in love when you're in high school, but high school I think is a really good time to really focus. Girls and guys are like a bus stop — they come and go. You never know like who's going to be the right one and what I've been taught is you really gotta figure out who you are first before you can really give yourself to someone else."

Now we want to hear from YOU, J-14ers! Do you think Daren is HOT or NOT? Let us know in the comments below!

By Melissa Marini

Photo: ABC Family

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