Gabriel Soto is out to win your hearts in the new Univision telenovela "Yo No Creo En Los Hombres." And to think he was once the ugly duckling as Ulises in the 2001 classic series "Amigas y Rivales."

Now, catch the 40-year-old stud muffin as he portrays Maximiliano Bustamante Mondragon a homebody, professional lawyer, who will restore every woman's faith in men!

In "Yo No Creo En Los Hombres," Soto stars alongside Adriana Louvier, whose character María Dolores Morales Garza falls in love with Maximiliano. 

"It's a story that illustrates what women have to go through; they have to work and go through many phases to support their families," Soto told Latin Times about the plot. "Maria Dolores' father gets killed, so she has to work to maintain her family," he added, stating that Louvier's character goes through a lot of problems before meeting Max ---who according to Soto is the total opposite of a trashy man.

"He's the one trying to change the title of the novela and make women really believe in men," he said of his character.  "He tries to find justice and equality in all situations.  He comes from a united family that's based on principals and education. He fights for what he believes is right."

The Mexican actor and model says that he and his character are similar in many ways ---they're balanced, polite and a true gentleman.  He also assured all the hopeless ladies out there that chivalry is not dead and good men do exist.

"Not all men are like that.. there's a light at the end of the tunnel," he said. "When men fall in love, we really give our best.  There's the other half of everyone out there, so there's a lot of hope!"

"Yo No Creo En Los Hombres" will premiere on July 13th via Univision Network.