Ricky unplugged

Published: Dec 24, 2013, 05:30 IST | The Centrestage Team

His powerful voice and good looks have floored many across the world; Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin turns a year older today

CS tells you more about this talented performer.

Rricky Martin

>> Ricky's nickname is Kiki. He wants everyone who's close to him to call him that in private. According to him, Kiki is his alter ego.

>> He portrayed the role of Marius in the Broadway's production of Les Miserables in 1996.

>> Ricky's favourite actor is Robert De Niro and the 1972 film The Godfather.

>> He won two Billboard Latin Music Awards for Album Of The Year and Hot Latin Track Of The Year for his 1997 album, Vuelve.

>> In 2008, he became a father to twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, born by a surrogate mother. In 2010, he came out of the closet and said that he was gay.

>> A few months back, he admitted that he used to bully gay people when he was young, as he did not come on terms with his sexuality.

>> He is in a long-term relationship with Carlos Gonzalez, who is a stockbroker.  

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