By: VOXXI Ricky Martin landed his first acting gig on a television commercial, at the tender age of six. He auditioned three times for Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, before landing a spot with the group when he was 12. Menudo enjoyed worldwide popularity, and Martin toured the globe with the band, singing in several different languages. Martin has shared that while he was thankful for the experience of performing with Menudo and the chance to tour the world, he felt that his years in the band “robbed him of his childhood." Photo: Ricky Martin and Menudo at the Club 20/20 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Years before he swiveled his hips into the hearts of U.S. audiences, Ricky Martin was an emerging heartthrob on Spanish language TV. He first appeared in the telenovela “Alcanzar una Estrella” for two seasons, and parlayed that into a movie role based on his character—you guessed it—a singer in a ba...
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