10 Facts About Host Erik Valdez
Fighting Weight host Erik Valdez shares 10 facts about himself and how he transformed his life to be healthier
Released on 6/5/2013
I'm a huge motor sports and car fanatic.
I've owned 30 cars thus far in my life.
I raced cars for years and it's a bit of an addiction.
I've never had a drop of alcohol in my life.
I know, kind of weird.
Puts me out there in that freak of nature thing,
but it's true.
I am the grandson of a cotton farmer.
My grandfather was from Texas.
My dad's from Texas.
I was born in Texas.
I currently own 47 pairs of shoes.
Sneakers, dress shoes, a variety of things.
Again, I kind of like shoes.
I once played the kid of a mobster on the show
General Hospital for a hundred episodes there thereabouts.
Being an actor, one of the cool perks
is you can tell your manager to set you up with a girl
if you, for some reason, don't have the confidence
to talk to her in that moment.
Not that I've ever done that.
I'm gonna sound like a giant douche bag
(laughing) with that.
I learned to drive at age six out on my grandparent's farm.
I was actually in my dad's lap at that point,
but by age eight, I could reach the pedals
and I would just drive.
My secret celebrity crush...
Well after seeing the cover of GQ with Kate Upton on it,
I think that kind of takes the cake.
I am also a small business owner.
I have a graphics design firm called Circo Meta.
And, I guess one of the coolest things we've done
in conjunction with another company.
We just recently did a whole bunch of graphics
for YouTube's headquarters, which is kind of cool.
And the number one fun fact about me is I got some tattoos
over the wintertime.
These are them.
They say, Head Up and Hammer Down,
which for a car guy like me, basically means
no matter how tough it gets, keep your head up
and keep going.
They are designed to where when my hands are on the wheel,
they're actually legible.
So, that's kind of an extra little fun fact for ya there.
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