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We're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Future Hispanic History Month, which will highlight rising stars who are creating history before our very eyes. Today we look to Tyler Posey, who has used a starring role on a TV series with modest ratings to catapult himself into popular culture and become adored by teens—regardless of whether they can transform into magical beings!

Posey’s breakout performance on MTV’s Teen Wolf has made the supernatural thriller a must-watch for years, as the half-Mexican actor has made the popular film role his own while well into his 20s. With young viewers championing Posey, we’ve gotten to see him shine as a musical enthusiast (and musician himself), colorful personality (did you see him on Lip Sync Battle?) and, of course, tabloid staple (his alleged relationship with Bella Thorne is currently making headlines).

Teen Wolf has proven that Posey is a star for a new generation, and with unyielding popularity thanks to one major role, there’s nowhere for Posey to go but up. And whether he’s starring in a Halsey video or moshing at a Good Charlotte show (see below), Posey is enjoying his ascent like no other, and his free spirit is inspiring.