Name: Daniel Villa
Height/Weight: 6'0 170
Relationship Status: Single
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Current Location: New York, NY
Christopher, Lead Hunkologist: Where did you grow up? What kind of things did you like to do when you are younger?
Daniel Villa: I grew up in Bogota, which is the capital of Colombia. I had a very active childhood. My dad was a race car driver so I grew up on a race track. I became a BMX Racer at 5 years old, then I started doing motocross and Kart racing. I played soccer, went rollerblading, Rock climbing, running... I never stopped. I was very hyper and I had an amazing group of friends.
Colombian musician Juanes got the attention of even more of the world this week with an announcement that there had been 6 million pre-launch online sales of his latest album, "La Vida es un Ratico" ("Life is Just a Moment") -- possibly a record number!
Juanes has been getting more and more attention worldwide these days, and his music has a lot of crossover appeal -- even though he refuses to record English translations of his songs. One of his remarks about this is that Spanish-speaking people have been listening to English music for years, often not understanding the lyrics but still enjoying the music. I know I'm liking what I hear, and will have to check out the new album very soon!
Juanes also got my attention earlier this month while in Puerto Vallarta, smoldering on the copy of People en Espanol that we picked up in the lobby. I can't really understand what the cover says, but I think it is about his reconciliation with his wife (whom he also has two daughters with.)