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11 Things to know about Ryan Seacrest's new girlfriend

Christina Marfice

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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

Ryan Seacrest's new girlfriend has a really bad sense of humor

Ryan Seacrest has a new leading lady!

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She's not quite as famous as her household-name boyfriend, but don't worry — here's everything you need to know about Hilary Cruz.

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1. She's a former Miss Teen USA

Hilary won the crown in 2007.

2. She wants to be an actress

Shortly after winning the Miss Teen USA pageant, Hilary scrapped her plans to attend the University of Northern Colorado. Instead, she attended the New York Film Academy and hopes to become an actress.

3. She's had a couple TV roles...

…on Donald Trump's MTV reality show, Pageant Place. The show premiered in October 2007. She also appeared as a guest on the cooking competition show Hell's Kitchen in 2012.

#tbt Who won Hells Kitchen? ;) #bestcookerever

A photo posted by Hilary Cruz (@hilarycarolcruz) on

4. She's also acted in some music videos

Hilary landed the lead role in Michael Addison's music video "Come Back to Me" in 2012, and also starred in Jesse McCartney's "Superbad" video in 2014.

5. She's getting her start in movies

Hilary has had a handful of roles in movies, including a minor role in Freelancers, as well as roles in two TV movies: Sand Sharks and The Novack Murders.

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6. Must love dogs

If her Instagram is any indication, Hilary is a huge dog lover. She has multiple pictures posing with some adorable pooches.

She had me at hello #teacuppuppy #teacuppom

A photo posted by Hilary Cruz (@hilarycarolcruz) on

7. Her sense of humor might be a little… off-color

Racist jokes in Instagram bios aren't super classy, even when they're self-deprecating. Hilary describes herself on the platform as "Spanish +Mex +German = Beanerschnitzle."

Ryan Seacrest's new girlfriend has a really bad sense of humor

Image: hilarycarolcruz / Instagram

8. She's younger than Ryan

Hilary is 26, 14 years younger than Ryan, who turned 40 this year. Julianne Hough, Ryan's ex-girlfriend of two years, is also 26.

9. They met through mutual friends

According to Us Weekly, they first met at Ryan's 40th birthday party in February.

10. They just started dating

"It's new," a source close to the new couple told People magazine. "They're having fun."

A great way to start the weekend hand written card too

A photo posted by Hilary Cruz (@hilarycarolcruz) on

11. She's not Ryan's usual type

Hilary is a brunette while the last three women Ryan's been linked to — Hough and models Renee Hall and Shayna Taylor — were all blondes.

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