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As a child I liked writing a kind of identity cards in which I described the interests, likes, tastes and preferences of myself and my family members. And very recently I got the idea to write such a card for Enrique too, who I worship and love as much as my family. Or even more, although I feel that I shouldn't say this.
Below you'll find the personal card I have written about Enrique; it includes information about his favorite food, favorite movie, favorite pop artists, most happy experiences in his life and much more.
birth date: May 8 1975
birth place: Madrid. When he was eight, he moved to Miami. His father took Enrique along to the States to protect him against the Spanish terrorist group ETA, who kidnapped his grandfather.
brothers en sisters: Julio José (39), Chabelí (41), Tamara (30), Ana (23) and his brothers and sisters from the marriage between his father Julio y Miranda Reinsburger.
parents: Julio Iglesias (from Galicia, Spain) and Isabel Preysler (from the Fillipines)
sign of the zodiac: Taurus
length: 1,90 m
secondary school: Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami
university studies: Business Administration at Miami University
hobbies: windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, making a trip by water scooter or motor boat with his dogs or girlfriend; lying on the coach and watching football and his favorite programs, playing and hanging out with his dogs Lucas and Jack, having a glass of rum or a mojito with his friends, going to the movies, flying small planes, listening to music and of course, writing and recording music and giving concerts.
friends: Andres Restrepo, his band members, Carlos Paucar, Red One, Mark Taylor, Cheín García, Roberto Morales, Pitbull, Wisin and Yandel, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Alexander Sintex, Rafael Pérez Botija, his mexican friends, his friends from Madrid who are from his childhood, his friends from Miami most of whom he got to know at High School and University.
pets: two very sweet and loyal dogs: Lucas and Jack. Jack is still very young; he has turned one. Before he had another dog Grammy, who died in the Spring of 2010. Grammy was like a human; every time that Enrique was packing his suitcases to go on tour he was very sad and crying and he was extremely happy and excited every time Enrique came back. He was one of Enrique's closest friends, so his death was a severe blow to him and for many days he didn't stop crying. I feel so sorry for Enrique.
favorite animal: dog
cities: Miami, New York, Madrid, Mexico City, London, Paris, Barcelona
countries or regions where he adores going on holiday: Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Argentina, los Cabos, la Costa del Sol and la Culebra, a small isle in the Caribbean where he likes to anchor his boat and enjoy its quietness and to take a rum with coke.
favorite holiday destination: Los Cabos in Mexico
favorite food: sushi, some delicious chilaquiles, hamburgers with fried potatoes, tacos, exotic fruit, pizza, italian food, all kind of fries
favorite dessert: apple pie with vanilla ice cream
favorite kitchens: Japonese, Cuban, American, Spanish and Mexican
favorite restaurant: Sushi King in Miami
drink: Atlantico rum, mojito, water, tea
sports: windsurfing, water skiing, soccer - as far as the last sport is concerned Enrique is keen on watching soccer and football on tv
favorite team: Real Madrid
favorite clothing: jeans, T-shirt, cap and tennis shoes
favorite color: black, white, red, grey
favorite movie: Raiders of the lost Ark
favorite actress: Meryl Streep
favorite actor: Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves
favorite book: The old man and the sea from Ernest Hemmingway
favorite magazine: Billboard
favorite TV-programs: Addicted to MTV, Modern Family, American Idol, Two and a half man, 60 Minutes, Californication, Breaking Bad
music: He listens to all kinds of music; rock, bachata, flamenco, r&b, hip hop, Spanish and English pop music
pop artists: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Peter Gabriel, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Jon Bon Jovi, George Michael, Lady Gaga
pop groups: Dire Straits, Police, U2, Supertramp, Travis, Three Dours Down, Def Leppard, Kings of Leon
latin artists: Juan Luis Guerra, Juan Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solís
latin group: Los Hombres G
song: I'm on fire from Bruce Springsteen, Synchronicity from The Police, Hysteria from Def Leppard, Billy Jean from Michael Jackson, Say it right from Nelly Furtado, Apologize from Timbaland, Careless Whisper from George Michael, Ojala que llueva café from Juan Luis Guerra, Use Somebody and Sex on Fire from Kings of Leon, Si no te hubieras ido from Marco Antonio Solis, Someone like you from Adele and many more and more...
albums: Born in the USA (Bruce Springsteen), Joshua Tree (U2), Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits), Thriller (Michael Jackson), Purple Rain (Prince), So (Peter Gabriel)
example: his father, Bruce Springsteen
woman for whom he had erotic dreams as a teenager: Marilyn Monroe
favorite hero from cartoons: Superman
favorite fairy tale: Pinocchio
best childhood memory: the summer holidays he spent with his family as a child and teenager at the Costa del Sol in the south of Spain.
child dream: something everyone knows: Enrique dreamed about being a singer; he nourished the ambition to write songs and perform them for thousands of people.
he dedicated his first album to... : his nanny, who he calls « la Seño». He has always been (and will always be) eternally grateful to her for having cared for him for many years. Throughout his entire youth his nanny was like a loving mother for him; she listened to him, took care of him, supported him and beside giving warmth and affection she also imposed structure in his live by setting rules. When he became famous Enrique rewarded her abundantly for her goodness and now it's him who takes care of her.
most valued possession: his health
objects he can't miss when he's not at home: his caps, his tennis shoes, his blackberry
most embarrassing incident during a show: sometimes he stumbles and falls on his buttocks.
If he hadn't been a singer, he would have been: a pilot, a windsurfer or a songwriter composing for other pop artists.
he hates: hypocrisy, photo sessions
he feels disgusted at: cockroaches
he is keen on: the ocean, the beach, windsurfing, his dogs, giving concerts
personality: perservering, perfectionist, hardworking, ambitious, competitive, stubborn, impulsive, passionate, sweet, friendly, open, accessible, sincere, sensitive, humorous, loves laughing, joking and playing pranks on others.
some happy and unforgettable moments in his life:
- signing his first contract with the label Fonovisa (he was eighteen)
- his first concert in Texas after his first album came out (Fall 1995)
- the first time he listened to one of his songs on the radio. He was in Mexico promoting his first album (Fall 1995) and was driving his car when he heard his first single Si tú te vas. He felt very proud and at the same time a bit embarrassed.
- his first tour Vivir
- collaborating with Witney Houston on the music video Could I have this kiss forever in January 2000
- the moment when he heard for the first time the combination of his voice with Juan Luis Guerra's voice in his successful Spanish single Cuando me enamoro, it was one of those magic and euphoric moments when recording his album Euphoria, one of those experiences which he says that drive him to keep passionate about his career.
The lucky guys of Enrique's team who are with him almost every day ...
- his vocalist Laura Janes
- Joe Ayoub, who plays the bass guitar in Enrique's band
- his guitarists Alex Feder y Emmett O' Malley
- his percussionist Gilmar Gomes
- his keyboardist Richard Maheux
- his band leader and percussionist Van Romaine
- his official dj Brady Wiggins
- his manager Fernando Giaccardi
- his financial manager Juan Carlos Sanchez
- his tour manager Abel Tabuyo
- his production coordinator Andres Restrepo who's at the same time one of his best friends. Andres also worked as a coproducer on Enrique's albums Enrique, Escape, Quizás and Seven.
- his production manager Gary Chrosniak
- his stage manager Todd Confessore
- his producers Red One, Mark Taylor and Carlos Paucar. They coproduced Enrique's last album Euphoria. Carlos Paucar in particular has been in charge of producing Enrique's Spanish songs since 1999. Also Mark Taylor has been working with Enrique for so much time and Enrique says that he feels very comfortable working with Mark as if they were family.
- his producers Paul Barry, Steve Morales and Alex Sintex
thanks, some things that i didn't know. love that pic of E with the water bottle and grapes, trying to be serious.
Likes - Lollipops
Likes - Atlantico Rum
Dislikes - Fake people
Dislikes - Well is not fond of Making music video's
Could keep going but that's my little contribution : )
We are like twins! I also am friends with Red One and my father is Julio Iglesias :P
I'm kidding though, we do have a lot in common, I didn't know he liked Billy Joel! I adore him! Well for now I can simply admire him as a musician, it would be nice to be friends with such a guy. At my age I hardly find people who have the same likes I do.
He likes couches in general, didn't he have one on tour for some time?
Also if you want I can give you his whole astrological reading which will be more specific than his sun sign.
what can i say after reading all of this ......
seriously i m really thankful to you to let me know some new things with the the old ones!!! :))))))
you're welcome. I am glad that you enjoyed it.
how do you know it all?:D ok sushi?it's raw fish , I think it is not delicious on taste ,but I'm interested to taste it, I think we'll have a lot in common but one thing that I will not love it`s Atlantico Rum, I love dogs too ,what is it mojito?:D ,wow! Antony Hopkins? he is talented and great actor , Enrique ,do you like his movie ,,Hannibal"',,,Meryl Streep ...yeah I love her movie Mamma Mia :D,.... Billy Joel ?I love him too ,when he was in my country I was a child and I can not forget his song that I love so much ,,.The River Of Dreams'' .http://youtu.be/hSq4B_zHqPM ...... I imagine how he is lying on his coach and watching football and Political news in the world. You forget to write about him he is very smart , attentive and kind person.
I feel a bit sad because Enrique's tastes are different from mine as far as books, movies and actors are concerned. My favorite actor is Antonio Banderas, my favorite actress Penelope Cruz, my favorite group la Oreja de Van Gogh, my favorite movie Abre los ojos, my favorite book la Voz Dormida. I sometimes feel a bit sad that Enrique has more favorite American books and American movies than Spanish ones, which I adore. Many American movies are boring and unfortunately I don't know A. Hopkins very well. I hope Enrique doesn't consider me a boring girl for not having the same tastes as him. But we do have the same tastes for food. I don't like hypocrite people but I don't necessarily hate them; there's one thing I most hate: MATHS.
Thank you so much for sharing! There were some things I didn't know.
It sticks have described Enrique, just interesting to know some things about it, although we all know it is not nothing new to me, has a lot of the beautiful to say, this is a chance to get to know those who did not know much about it, this is the best ga way to know thank you Valerie, I hope you now know what many likes and does not like what he is truly a wonderful person and a very talented and knowledgeable businessman,like his father Julio..