Maksim Chmerkovskiy is known for his chiseled good looks (oh, and his impeccable dancing skills), but before the professional dancer landed a role as a pro on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, he rocked an entirely different look. We didn't think it was possible for Maks to be any sexier, but just wait until you check out the photo Maks recently gifted the internet. 

"A little #throwbackThursday for y'all #desperado," Maks posted on his Instagram page, along with a throwback photo of himself with... (wait for it)... long hair! However, we're glad to see Maksim's signature, sexy scruff. Javier Bardem, is that you? It looks like Maks was rocking the bad boy look long before his time on Dancing With the Stars

All jokes aside, judging from his shoulder-length hair, we going to guess this photo was taken around 2006, which is the same year Maks joined the DWTS family! Regardless of the year, Maks sure is easy on the eyes. Now, if only the former DWTS pro would post a throwback photo of Sir Sleep. We'd love to see a puppy pic, Maks!

Do you like Maks's throwback look? Or do you prefer his shorter hair? Take a look at the photo below, and sound off in the comments!

Credit: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Instagram