This week, the Puerto Rican born Latin/Pop singer-songwriter and actor known for shaking his bon bons on stage made it official by declaring his homosexuality in a poignant and reflective letter that he posted on RickyMartinMusic.com. A seasoned stage performer from the age of 13, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, this sexy Latin heartthrob achieved super-stardom with a triumphant performance of “La Copa De La Vida” (The Cup of Life) at the 41st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A few weeks later his music video “Livin’ La Vida Loca” was released on MTV to world-wide success. In 2000 and 2006 People magazine and its sister magazine People en Español named him one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
Ricky revealed in his letter… “These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.
What will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.
I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”
We are proud of you too, Ricky and look forward to hearing and seeing more of you in the months ahead. Ricky’s passion for performing, his sexy stage outfits, his natural born artistry and charisma prove that without a doubt he will continue to captivate fans wherever he performs.
These past few days there has been an especially frenzied effort by paparazzi to photograph Ricky alongside a male friend. Certainly the more scantily clad photos will earn a higher price. Always a sharp and fashionably-dressed man, we hope the paparazzi don’t go for the cheap shot by showing images of a mankini-thong wearing Ricky Martin. We much prefer images of women wearing sexy lingerie, and provocative-barley-there fashions, particularly if they are in seductive panties or a tantalizing thong!
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