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Ryan Seacrest is finding some exciting new ways to fill the time now that American Idol is on its way out!

The TV host, radio personality, and super-producer has been low-key dating former beauty queen Hilary Cruz, according to People. The two met through mutual friends.

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

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So who is Hilary Cruz? Some fun facts about the Colorado native:

1. Hilary Cruz was crowned Miss Teen USA in 2007.

2. She's 26 years old, the same age as Julianne Hough, Seacrest's last girlfriend. That makes her 14 years younger than Ryan Seacrest — and much too old for him, as far as Hollywood is concerned.

3. She stopped by the finale of American Idol last month and snapped a goofy Instagram while she was there:

So many years and so many lives changed! Happy finale, season 14 #americanidol

A photo posted by Hilary Cruz (@hilarycarolcruz) on

4. She's got a budding television career, including stints on Hell's Kitchen and Donald Trump's Pageant Place, along with roles in a couple of TV movies and music videos.

5. She has a teacup Pomeranian/chihuahua mix:

#happy #babe #pomchi #pomeranian #myheart #wannasqueezeit

A photo posted by Hilary Cruz (@hilarycarolcruz) on

6. She's of Spanish, Mexican and German descent, which makes her a "beanerschnitzle," according to her Instagram profile.

7. When she's not in front of the camera, she's behind it — she worked for producer Ken Erlich and was there when he got his Hollywood Walk of Fame star earlier this year. (We'd bet he's the "mutual friend" who introduced the two.)

Do you think these crazy kids will make it work?

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