By Amaris Castillo | 12/02/2011 - 13:40
By now, many know people know about the struggles that J.R. Martinez went through in Iraq.
During a deployment in 2003, the part-Salvadorian Army veteran and new champion of Dancing With the Stars drove over a landmine and found himself trapped inside. Martinez suffered burns that covered 40 percent of his body and had to undergo a physical surgery and more than 30 surgeries and physical therapy.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 09:00
J.R. Martinez’s list of admirers keeps growing!
By Miranda Noland | 11/28/2011 - 08:28
By Amaris Castillo | 11/22/2011 - 11:15
Last night was the first part of ABC's Dancing With the Stars season finale, and our man J.R. Martinez landed a perfect score!
Despite his recent ankle injury, the part-Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor pushed through last night during his freestyle performances with partner Karina Smirnoff—and his hip-hop/samba mash-up (his second performance of the night) earned the actor a perfect 30 score!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/22/2011 - 11:00
ABC's Dancing With the Stars is coming down to the wire and one star whose fancy footwork has left the greatest imprint in our hearts is none other than J.R. Martinez. The part-Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor has definitely had his ups and downs on the dancing competition show, and we’re excited to see him give his all tonight. We're definitely rooting for him all the way!
In the meantime, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite J.R. moments on the dance floor. Enjoy!
By Miranda Noland | 11/21/2011 - 07:00
By Amaris Castillo | 11/16/2011 - 10:45
J.R. Martinez is one step closer to (hopefully) winning Dancing With the Stars! The Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor made it to the final three of the dancing competition. Now, 28-year-old Martinez is pitted against Robert Kardashian and Ricki Lake for first place. DWTS contestant and soccer athlete Hope Solo was eliminated from the show.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/15/2011 - 09:44
It’s become a bumpy ride for J.R. Martinez on Dancing With the Stars. The Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor went from landing two perfect scores on the show last week to suffering an ankle injury.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/08/2011 - 09:15
When J.R. Martinez said he would come back strong this week on Dancing With the Stars, he wasn’t kidding. The Salvadorian Army veteran-turned soap opera actor more than kept his promise! He and his partner Karina Smirnoff earned perfect scores last night—twice!