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

Credits

Starring: Erik Valdez

Transcript

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