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Biography

Antonio Martin (born August 13, 1972 in San Juan, Republic of Puerto Rico), is a former amateur boxer, actor, singer, wikipedian, professional model and boxing and fashion writer and critic. Among the things Antonio Martin loves are his family, airplanes, boxing, music, movies, acting, writing, friends and women. His ex girlfriends or significant girls in his life include Thelvenytssie Hernande, Loyda Morales, Rosemary Guerrero, Jennifer Gibson and Amna Zamir, a native of Pakistan.

 
Antonio Martin with Pedro Montanez at Montanez's house in 1985.
 
Antonio Martin with Samuel Serrano in 1984

At age 7, Antonio formed part of the children's chorus at Santa Juanita Disciples of Christ church in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, which allowed him to sing at the El Morro Castle in San Juan and at the Edificio de Fomento, among other places, and on a Sandra Zaiter television show on Puerto Rico's channel 7.

At age 9, he was diagnosed with diabetes. However, this hasn't deterred the positive spirited Antonio to live a full life with as much fun as possible.

Most of his teenage years, Antonio lived at Bonneville Apartments in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He also lived at Bayamon, Humacao and at Los Robles Apartments in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

At age 12, Antonio entered a boxing ring for the first time in his life, but after receiving a few good punches, he thought it over and gave it up, and started to pursue an acting career. He did not abandon the gym before having a tremendous fight with a guy named Rafael, in Cayey, however...the fight in 1986 between Antonio and Rafael inside that ring was so good, a lot of people who saw it said they reminded them of Rocky and Drago in Rocky IV. They were Antonio's nine longest minutes of his life, and in round three, they even wrestled each other to the floor, where they kept on hitting each other until separated, and then promptly went back to swinging at each other with everything they had but while on their feet. The fight was declared a draw by everyone who saw it, but Antonio is very proud to have been a participant of it even if it was only a 'draw'. After returning to Caguas, Antonio went back to the gym in Cayey to say goodbye to everyone, and there it was :a small picture on the wall depicting Antonio and Rafael swinging at each other..:)

In Cayey, Antonio was the leader of a group named the "T-Birds", after the gang portrayed in the movies Grease and Grease 2. His group mates were Javier, Ruben (nicknamed "Macho"), Ricardo ("Ricky") and William, who sadly died in a swimming pool accident months later. His girl-friend Thelvenetsy Hernandez was likewise the leader of "The Pink Ladies".

It should be mentioned also, that in Cayey, Antonio tasted musical fame for the first time. His girl-friend Thelvenytssie had a school band. It included her friends Hilda Rodriguez (coincidentally, this was also the maiden name of Antonio's grandmother from his father's side), Ana and Carmen Rivera (Ana, also coincidentally, also shared her name with Antonio's grandaunt from his mother's side). She wanted to spend more time with Antonio and she attended some of his boxing sessions in Cayey. So she wanted him to do the same for her and he started attending her band's practices all the time after which she asked him to join it. With Antonio becoming the first-and only-male member of what then became "The Fantastic Five" (before that, it was "The Fantastic Four"), he enjoyed wild popularity among the girls at Benigno Fernandez Garcia middle school in Cayey. The group actually released a poster once (using the Walgreens' photo services, which produce posters, coffee cups and other things off personal photos) , which was widely distributed in the school. Antonio (bad boy pose) laying back against a tree, Thelvenetsei hugging his neck and the other girls sitting in front of them on the ground.

Months later, Antonio, at age 14, joined the adult singing choir at Ebenezer Methodist church in Caguas.

In Caguas, Antonio enlisted at Gerardo Selles Sola Junior High, where he continued being a well liked student and teenager-he introduced himself to other students on his first day there by wearing a blue jacket and dark sunglasses inside the classroom and announcing himself as the "Teen Wolf"- but a harrowing event early in 1987 changed his life as a student: One late January morning in 1987, as he was being dropped off by his grandfather, he suffered a low sugar reaction and fainted. His grandfather quickly transported him to the local, municipal hospital, from where he was placed in an ambulance and escorted by a pair of motorcycle policemen who happened to be there for another patient, to the local regional hospital. This event prevented a relationship he was developing with a girl named Zoraida to go on and, eventually, it also stopped Antonio's school going days: As Antonio had to go up stairs to take class every day, teachers became afraid that next time, he could faint while on the stairs and they decided it was best for him to study at home and come on Fridays to school to drop off his homework. Antonio had the late miss Ramirez of social studies to thank for her efforts towards that decision to be taken.

To this day, Antonio is thankful to his late grandfather for driving him to the municipal hospital, therefore saving Antonio's life, but he wishes he could know who the doctors, the ambulance driver and the policemen that day were too so he can thank them.

Months later, at the 9th grade graduation ceremony, Antonio was awarded a "comeback of the year" special medal in a ceremony attended by Caguas mayor, Angel O. Berrios himself.

Antonio attended high school at the old CEM in Caguas on Saturdays only from 1987 to 1989-at a class where he was the only male member all those years-giving him ample time to befriend other teens of every age and a chance to meet other women his age and to engage in his other interests: studying the history of boxing, acting, singing, dancing and playing basketball.

 
Edwin "El Chapo" Rosario with Antonio in 1984

Antonio has been in many plays, and in 1998 earned a model's degree from John Casablancas' Elite Model Management, hoping this would help his career move forward. It didn't, but in 2001 he was able to find a small role in one major film, Eight Legged Freaks. Incidentally, Antonio also appeared, as an un-paid extra, in the 1982 film Una Aventura Llamada Menudo, during the film's last scene at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

For a short time, long haired Antonio was also a member of a teen band that had 7 boys, all but one boy residents of Bonneville Apartments in Caguas. The band was named "Corporation S.O.S." (and "Compania Al Rescate" in Spanish) and included 16 year old Antonio, his brother, 9 year old Jose, 12 year old drummer Josue Rivera, 14 year old guitarist Marcos Padilla Jr., 12 year old rapper Eduardo Montanez, 15 year old keyboardist Carmelo Lopez and 21 year old Pablo Jose "Junior" Diaz. Although they all sang lead at various songs, Antonio was the main lead singer, and the band tasted a small measure of popularity among girls around their small town. But they couldn't go forward and shortly they broke up , remaining just as friends. Since, Josue Rivera was rumored to have passed away, but he is alive. Because of the boy band long haired fashions of the era in Latin America, Antonio adopted a more androgynous look which was fairly popular among the girls who knew him. Considered a bass at the church choir, Antonio sang as countertenor instead at the band because of the type of music (Spanish pop-rock) Corporation S.O.S. performed.

The rationale for the band's name was that "Just like a corporation, (we) all do different things in the group. And we are here to save Spanish rock music and sing it the way it's supposed to be (thus S.O.S. was added)".

This music group also took acting classes at a municipal arts school in Caguas, under the tutelage of the well known theater actor Carlos Cruz, since they foresaw a future that also included perhaps acting in film and television. Antonio remembers spending many hours rehearsing singing and dancing moves during this era.

The formula this group used was to simply listen to songs on weekdays, then have the musicians on the band emulate the musical sounds with their instruments during a recording session, usually carried out at one of the members' homes. Then, if they had an act at a birthday party or the such, they'd bring the musical tapes with them; that way, they could all dance and sing to their songs while the musicians (Marcos, Josue, Carmelo and Pablo Jose) could be also heard on the background playing the music.

"Corporation S.O.S" tried to emulate the success of other teen boy bands of the time such as Menudo, Los Chicos de Puerto Rico and Los Chamos.Their songs were Spanish covers of other artists' hits, such as "Padre Benitez", a song in which band members confessed their love for a church going girl to a fictional priest and which was a cover of Billy Ocean's Caribbean Queen. Another example was "Jesus", a prayer-like song that was actually a cover of The Beatles' Hey Jude (they also covered other Beatles songs), as well as "A bailar!" (a cover of The Hooters' And We Danced) and "Chica del Campo" (a cover of The Pet Shop Boys' West End Girls) and Antonio sang lead on "Muchachita", which was a cover of Elton John's Nikita. Antonio met Rafo Muniz around this era, and so Antonio and his bandmates appeared on a television show named Control Remoto during 1989, shown on Puerto Rico's WAPA-TV, where they were allowed to sing a version of Chantelle's merengue song "Queriendo y No (Aunque Tu No Quieras)", which Antonio sang on lead that day. The reason the band was given by Rafo Muniz for only that song to be allowed on that show was that the show had it's own in-house band and they had rehearsed the Chantelle song the week before but not the other songs, plus Muniz had permission from Chantelle to play their song on his show. Luckily, this was a very famous song at the time and the boys knew the lyrics to it.

Among other songs the band covered were Toto's Africa and Madonna's Who's That Girl ("Quien es esa Nina?"), Survivor's Eye of the Tiger ("Ojo del Tigre"), Bon Jovi's Bad Medicine ("Eres Una Medicina Venenosa Para Mi") and Starship's We Built This City ("Construimos Esta Ciudad del Rock"), Bananarama's Cruel Summer ("Cruel Verano-Y Yo Aqui Sin Ti"), Nothing's Gonna Stop Us ("Nada va a Parar Este Amor"), Boy Meets Girl's Waiting For a Star to Fall ("Esperando Que Una Estrella Caiga"), The Dream Academy's Life In A Northern Town ("Hey, Mama") and Dennis DeYoung's Desert Moon ("Bajo La Luna"). One Spanish-language song the group did cover from time to time was Luis Miguel's La Incondicional, which Antonio sang on lead.

As of 2020, the boys on that band remain friends. Jose works as a salesman for Alaska Airlines; Carmelo is a policeman (and a former singer with a local police rock group in Caguas) in the United States; Eduardo a tattoo artist in the United States, Pablo Jose a teacher at Universidad de Puerto Rico's Caguas branch, Josue works in the United States as a handyman, Marcos owns a auto parts store in Caguas, Puerto Rico and Antonio writes at Wikipedia while keeping trying to further his acting and modeling career.

Although the band had few fans, some of them were fervent: Antonio received, among other things, cardboard posters with his name and hearts on it from fans, and one time, a rabid fan who felt ignored by him attacked him and bit him on his arm at a parking lot before she was separated by others who were nearby.

Apart from the boys in the band, Antonio's best friends in Caguas included Yuyo, Juan Carlos, Ramon Berrios, Carlos Martinez, Heriberto Cruz, the Campagne (pronounced Champagne) brothers, (Avelardo, Avidair and Alexis), Libertario Sauri, William Luciano, Victor Manuel "Manny" Flores,the Gomez brothers (Ezequiel and Edwin), the Ortiz siblings (Lizzy and Edwin), Elizabeth Santiago, Manet, Silkya Hoyos , Sylvia Berrios, The Negron-Perez siblings (Ahmed, Samuel, Heira and Helga), Angel Benitez, Ariel Benitez, Angie Quinones and many others.

On April 29, 1990, Antonio was involved in an emergency landing at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, incoming from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Upon approach, he and the other passengers were ordered on a head between the knees landing position. The Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 then had a hard landing and many overhead bins opened roughly. Emergency vehicles were awaiting the plane on the runway, nevertheless the plane landed safely and everyone was uninjured. The plane was later towed to a maintenance hangar. Eastern's employees told passengers that due to a major congestion at the Atlanta airport the Eastern jet in which Antonio was had to spend an inordinate amount on go around and the plane apparently fell low in fuel, requesting immediate priority landing afterwards. This was done by the plane's pilots probably to avoid another tragedy like Avianca Flight 52 which had crashed in similar circumstances just months before.

Antonio became an ice cream salesman, occasional model and autograph collector during the 1990s, a time in which he met several celebrities, such as Bill Clinton, the six former Menudo members who formed El Reencuentro (plus several other Menudo and band director Edgardo Diaz during a separate meeting) Wilfredo Gomez, Gladys Knight, Silvester Stallone, Hilary Duff, Muhammad Ali, several NBA and WNBA stars and more, in addition to talking on the phone with such celebrities as Elizabeth Smart, Richard Steele, Ivan Calderon and Juanes as well as talking with Princess Anne of England and with Kenneth McClintock and Puerto Rican governor Luis A. Ferre in person. He also underwent a religious retransformation at the time and claimed to people that the most important person he'd met was God. The 1990's and early 2000s were generally a crazy and sometimes chaotic time for him where he experienced life in the fast lane: he lost his virginity, was engaged to a woman after meeting her only two weeks before and clubbing, raves and parties were the norm for him. Antonio around this time started experimenting in the gothic sub-scene of the 90s, influenced by his fiancé at the time Rosemary Guerrero and by the movie The Craft (and, specifically, the character "Nancy Downs"), and he enjoyed such musical acts like Marilyn Manson, Eminem and Kittie during that era, before re-finding God in his life. As of 2020, Antonio still tries to buy gothic and emo looking clothing from time to time but has re-adopted the androgynous look of the late 80s when he was in the Caguas band, and he sports shoulder length long straightened hair again. Many times, people confuse him for a woman. As of 2021, Antonio wore his hair similar to actress Robyn Lively's in her film Teen Witch, somewhat similar to her hair-do on this photo:[1] Because of a period with the coronavirus, during 2022 it became impossible for Antonio to maintain that hairstyle, and he re-styled his hair in early January 2022, opting to change his hairstyle to a still long but more manageable style instead.

During Antonio's years as an ice cream man, he developed what many around him called "Antonio's 'teen-idol' fan club", a group of mostly teenaged girls who'd come to his ice cream truck sometimes to see him.

As a professional model, Antonio participated in a few local fashion shows and television commercials.

On March 13, 1997, Antonio was playing street basketball and his brother Jose little league baseball at an adjacent park, when Antonio and a number of basketball players were witnesses of the UFO event now known as the "Phoenix Lights". That night, the group saw a "V" shaped aircraft descend just over them, then disappear on the dark skies, leaving a trail of lights of different colors.

In mid-1999, Antonio, by then 27 years old, tried to revive his years in a teen musical act and formed a band named "Five-Four" which was comprised of him and a teenager boy and three teenaged girls, all Phoenix area locals. Some original songs were written and the band's name registered by Antonio with the Library of Congress' copyright office, but nothing came of the project. The idea for this group was to form a band that would be a mix of The Backstreet Boys or NSYNC and The Spice Girls, acts that were popular at the era.

1999 also was the year when a lot of the craziness, turmoil and wild moments happening with, to and around Antonio during this era took place as he led a walkout off a church in protest of the church's policy of kicking members out for minor transgressions such as laughing during services and then got involved in fist fights in swimming pools, hotel rooms and at the church itself. 1999 was also the year in which he attended some of the wildest parties he was to.

 
Antonio with Rene Farrait, former member of boy band Menudo, during 1998.
 
Antonio with Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
 
Antonio (far right), his dad Tony (far left) and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, early 1997.

On December 12 of 2002, Antonio was playing American Football when he tried to stop a player from scoring a touchdown, got run over, hit the ground with the back of his head and suffered a concussion. But he kept playing and was ok.

In January of 2003, Antonio was involved in an unfortunate incident when a guy named Bobby Lane, arguing for Antonio to pay him two dollars, told Antonio he didn't (f word) care if Antonio was a diabetic and he dint (f word) care if Antonio's sugar went low, then smacked Antonio across the face and provoked a brawl inside a moving car, after Antonio tried to make sense with him by telling him that he needed those two dollars to buy candy in case his sugar did go low. While Antonio's fists went bloody after hitting Bobby on Bobby's head, Antonio deeply regretted this incident, as he hates street violence. It was quite a dramatic scene-Antonio was pulled away from the car by his brother and ex band-mate Jose as he kicked Lane's groin and kept yelling at Lane until he (Antonio) was placed on a sidewalk.

April 3 of 2003 Antonio visited the doctor, who, despite finding Antonio in otherwise great physical condition, told him that the football fall suffered on December 12 caused him small, non life threatening brain damage.

Around this time, Antonio developed a severe addiction to Xanax, which he later overcame by going through an outpatient rehabilitation program.

April 21 of 2003, user AntonioMartin and his family suffered an Anthrax scare at home, when a lady threw a white powder just outside their home door. Four cop cars came after a call was made by AntonioMartin to the 911 emergency system. It was determined the powder is probably just baby talc. The lady was also reported by other neighbors to have been bothering around the rest of the day.

During this era, Antonio was a member of two large, international, extended groups of people who were co-related, mostly teenagers, who colloquially called themselves "The Beverly Hills 90210 of Phoenix". These included-at various times-him, his brother Jose, sister Nilda, girlfriends Rosemary Guerrero and Jennifer Gibson, sisters in law Leah Warner (who tragically died in 2010), Lora Shimkus and Heather, brother in law Nick Skrdla and others, such as Bobby Lane, Shane Manson, Paul Willmore Jr., Danielle Newby, Brandon Goad, Chinese-American Lily Yen, Myshell Lynn, Jamye Enk, the Chinese Tim Mak, Vietnamese Hua Hong, Japanese Ayanori Watanabe, as well also as Mexican-American Ivonne, twins Vanessa and Ivy Brown, Kurt Rowdell, Kurt's girlfriend-Mexico's Marisela Estrada, Heather's ex Stevie, and Stormy, among others. This motley crew of people mostly adopted a devil-may-care attitude and lived to have fun mostly. Not all of them were in Antonio's group of friends at the same time; a few of them never even met some of the others but they were in Antonio's circle of friends. The core members of the first group were Antonio, Jose, Nilda, Paul, Bobby, Shane, Heather, Danielle, Lily, Tim and Myshell.

Among that first group's favorite activities were meeting celebrities for autographs, going to the movies and to restaurants late at night, bowling, speeding at highways and freeways, going on egging and toilet papering trips, clubbing (at the time, there were several nightclubs in Phoenix that catered both to adults and to teenagers) partying, gambling and attending nude bar shows (in the latter three activities, only the group's over 21 years old members participated) and attending church at First Baptist Church in Glendale-including sports nights on Fridays where they enjoyed American football, baseball and basketball games-where the first group met the members of Antonio's secondary group of friends.

Separate from those two groups, in 1997, Antonio joined a group of goths from his neighborhood that also included Stevie plus Stevie's brother Brian and others like Big Steve, Big Steve's brother David, Nicole and others.

Antonio's group of friends roamed all over metropolitan Phoenix, breaking havoc all the way from southern Peoria and by the train tracks in Glendale to the economically rich areas of Scottsdale and south to Chandler by way of the I-10 freeway. There were a couple of instances when they even had run-ins with the police but they were never charged with any misconduct. For their adventures and partying lifestyle, the groups usually used a red Pontiac Firebird convertible, an El Camino car or Phoenix's public bus system, although on one memorable incident, Antonio, Jose, Tim and Hua were riding in Hua's car when Hua turned to the right while over a bridge and almost flew onto the freeway below them.

His father is Tony, who Antonio was proud to say that decided to join the Wikipedia project on May 23, 2004.

Antonio un-officially became a candidate for President of the United States when he voted for himself at the 2004 United States Presidential Elections. Antonio is an identified Democrat and a vocal supporter of Puerto Rico's Independence movement. He again voted for himself in the 2012 Presidential campaign, which this time would have counted as an official vote since Antonio was over 35, unlike at the 2004 elections.

Antonio was proud to initiate our own version of Sportscenter.

As of February, 2006, Antonio became a writer at the boxing website, ringsidereport.com. He left the site and later started being harassed by the site's managers. Antonio became a writer for Doghouseboxing.com, where he joined his friend Sunset Thomas. At Doghouseboxing.com, Antonio wrote the popular weekly entertainment and boxing gossip column, "Antonio's Reliable Source". A fashion fan also, Antonio around this time joined a fashion and entertainment website as a fashion critic. The site was named Backseatcuddler.com, and Antonio was somewhat of a peculiarity, being both an internet boxing and fashion critic at the same time.

In July, 2011, a shooting originated in front of Antonio's house. Antonio ran inside and he jumped on his sleeping, 6 year old niece Nina, to shield her. Luckily both were uninjured.

Antonio nicknamed his dogs, "Cookie" "Cookie Kardashian" after the Kardashian sisters, "Jonas" (2008-2019) {originally named "Jonas" by his niece Nina after Joe Jonas) "Jonas Escariot" after Judas Escariot , "Zidian" "Zidian Zarate" after one of Antonio's favorite boxers, Mexican Carlos Zarate, "Max" "Max Factor" after cosmetology legend Max Factor, "Chance" "Chance Callahan" after the character "Harry Callahan" of the "Dirty Harry" film series and "Hulk" Hulk Hogan after the legendary wrestler.

Antonio is an accomplished Street basketball player and in 1986 earned a medal for playing for a second place team in a junior high school tournament, along with team-mates, friends and neighbors Avidair Campagne, William Luciano, Libertario Sauri and Alfredo "Alfi" Rivera (older brother of his later band-mate Josue Rivera). Excluding 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation, he has been playing street ball for 36 years, the 30th anniversary of his first street ball game ever taking place on April 14th, 2014. In 2014, playing with a lot of pain on multiple areas, Antonio averaged 5.9 points (counted on 2 and 3 points shots), 2.0 assists and 12.8 rebounds per game, on 61 percent shooting.

As of 2019, despite several extra injuries to his shoulders, feet, fingers and toes, he continued to play street basketball on an almost daily basis, against teenagers, men and women of all sizes and ages. During 2020, because of the COVID-19 situation, he only played in one game.

On November 5, 2021, Martin tested positive for the coronavirus He went into isolation immediately. He has recuperated and is expected to test negative soon.

On Mother's day, 2022, Martin was re-tested for Covid-19 and came out negative. He was battling a hard flu at the time.

El grupo de los banquillos

"El grupo de los banquillos" is (or was) a very exclusive group of teenagers at Bonneville Apartments that hung out by an area named "los banquillos". Only teens who were considered "cool" were accepted there. When Antonio first moved there in 1984, he was not accepted at first. At that time, members of that group included Elizabeth Santiago, Rafael "Rafa" Abreu, brothers Edwin and Tito, Norma Iris Gonzalez and others. The group had a similar membership structure at the time to that of the very Latin boy bands in which Antonio was later involved in that members changed constantly, in this case usually by moving away from the apartments, or when "sponsored" by another member into becoming one. Antonio moved to Cayey in 1985 but, upon returning to Caguas in 1986, was not initially invited to join, despite having a few good friends in the group, such as Heriberto Cruz and Libertario Sauri (Elizabeth Santiago, who had been a very good friend of Antonio, had also moved to Cayey by the time Antonio returned to Caguas). But, in late 1988, his friend Silkya Hoyos, whom he had first met at Los Robles Apartments in Cayey, moved to Bonneville Apartments and was quickly accepted into the group. She, in turn, "sponsored" Antonio's membership and so he was quickly accepted also. Antonio has been forever thankful to her for that gesture. The people who hung out at "los banquillos" included him, Silkya, "Luis Loco", Cano, Virgen Rosa, Libertario Sauri, Manet and others. Antonio was later able to promote someone into the group himself, his band-mate Carmelo Lopez. Members of this group had to dress "cool" and speak about music, arts, movies and-(usually among the males)-sports. Antonio experienced both great happiness (what in Puerto Rico they call "la pavera") and depression during this time of his life, with a lot of unstoppable laughter, but also experiencing some personal pain during the era, sadness which was alleviated when he joined the band "Corporation S.O.S.".

Personal life

As far as his sexuality, Antonio identifies as straight, with sexual and romantic experiences with women. Gender-wise, he identifies as transgender (a woman inside a man's body) with non-binary tendencies. AntonioMartin is what in LGBTQ circles is described as a "trans-bian" eg. a transgender female who likes women. His internet nickname in transgender-friendly pages is "Jeanette", after the Spanish singer, who is one of his favorite singers.

He has been involved in a number of relationships, including one on his younger days with a fan of his named Angela. He was engaged to Rosemary (Rosa Maria) Guerrero for six months in 1996 and 1997, having met her only two weeks before their engagement, and they almost got married during August of 1996, about one month after they had met. They went to a court to get married by a judge, but upon arriving at the judge's office, they decided they were not ready for marriage and, holding hands, ran from the place. He also had an on and off relationship to another lady for many years until meeting Amna Zamir of Pakistan. Ultimately he and Zamir also broke up.

Working as an ice cream salesman led Martin to dating a number of his clients. This and his many antics as a "bombastic, loud, funny and crazy showman" salesman led him to claim on a number of times that he was "the long lost brother" of such people as Madonna, Macho Camacho and Gloria Trevi (the latter two of whom Martin met in person) among others.

Martin has no children of his own.

Culture

Culturally-wise, he enjoys the American culture but specially all the Hispanic ones-specially, among those, the Puerto Rican and the Mexican ones. Being Puerto Rican but having lived 31 years in Arizona where he has met several Mexican friends and celebrities, (as well as one Mexican fiance, Rosemary Guerrero), he identifies first with the Puerto Rican culture, secondly with the Mexican and Mexican-American ones, and thirdly with those of other Latin-Hispanic countries, although, again, he also enjoys American culture and finds British and Australian culture interesting as well. He has been told by some Puerto Rican family and friends that his Spanish accent has taken a bit of a Mexican tinge, which, after 31 years living in Arizona, can be expected. He, his brother and sister have also spent time touring Sonora, Mexico, where they enjoy the people, the tourist sites, food and beaches.

Since dating Guerrero, and influenced by movies such as The Craft, Martin has enjoyed shopping at stores such as Hot Topic, Spencer's and the such. Martin enjoys the goth culture but does not demonstrate it in public as much as he used to during his young age.

Religion

Martin believes in God deeply and identifies as protestant Christian. He has been baptized at various churches, including Disciples of Christ as a child, United Methodist as a teen and the Baptist church as a young adult. He prays on an almost daily basis.

His religion notwithstanding, he once dated a Muslim woman, Amna Zamir of Pakistan, dating her secretly. Due to their difference in religions, her parents did not know that they were dating, as they thought the couple to be just friends.


Antonio Martin San Juan International Airport

Barnstars

 
I hereby award you this barnstar, for your dedication to Wiki and for inspiring me to work in this project. I'm very proud to have a son like you. (Tony the Marine)
 
This Boricua Tireless Contributor Barnstar is presented to AntonioMartin for his continous work on Puerto Rican related articles. Presented by Tony the Marine 9 July 2005 06:42 (UTC)
 
This águila barnstar is awarded to Antonio for his dedication to Latinos on Wikipedia and specifically for his recent articles for the Mexican- American/Chicano WikiProject. May you never go en huelga. Presented this 19 December, 2005, by Rockero.
 
El Sombrero Barnstar Award
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great contribution to the community Worldwidesunshine (talk) 22:25, 26 May 2013 (UTC)



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Antonio is a good basketball player too and in 1986 he was a member of the Pupilos De Chavelo.

Antoni has two princesses, his nieces Nina (born January 8, 2005), Savannah (born 2012) and three Princes, nephews Wesley (born May 18, 1998), John (born September 26, 2009 and Owen (born 2014).

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Flights done by Antonio

 
Antonio Martin with a copy of Ring Magazine in an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, before taking off to Phoenix, on June 10, 2014.
  1. October 10, 1980: San Juan, Puerto Rico-Orlando, Florida, USA (Delta Airlines L-1011, Flight 199)
  2. October 15, 1980: Orlando, Florida, USA-San Juan, Puerto Rico (Delta Airlines L-1011, Flight 198)
  3. June, 1981: San Juan, Puerto Rico-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Eastern Airlines L-1011, Flight 948 [1])
  4. June, 1981: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic-San Juan, Puerto Rico (Eastern Airlines L-1011, Flight 949)
  5. July, 1981: San Juan, Puerto Rico-Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (Prinair Convair, Flight 24)
  6. July, 1981: Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands-San Juan, Puerto Rico (Prinair Convair, Flight 25[2])
  7. April 29, 1990: San Juan, Puerto Rico-Atlanta, Georgia, United States (Eastern Airlines Boeing 727)
  8. April 29, 1990: Atlanta, Georgia, United States-Phoenix, Arizona, United States (Eastern Airlines Boeing 757)
  9. May 21, 2008: Phoenix, Arizona, United States-Dallas, Texas, United States (American Airlines MD-82)
  10. May 21, 2008: Dallas, Texas, United States-San Juan, Puerto Rico (American Airlines Boeing 757, Flight 606)
  11. May 28, 2008: San Juan, Puerto Rico-Dallas, Texas, United States (American Airlines Boeing 757, Flight 633)
  12. May 28, 2008: Dallas, Texas, United States-Phoenix, Arizona, United States (American Airlines MD-82)
  13. June 10, 2014: Phoenix,Arizona, United States-Seattle, Washington, United States (Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, plane registration N516AS, Flight 631)
  14. June 10, 2014: Seattle, Washington, United States-Phoenix, Arizona, United States (Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, Flight 636)

Games invented by Antonio

Antonio has invented several games, which include:

  • Boxingball: A game that involves all boxing rules, except a basketball and hoop are used instead of boxing gloves. Ten free throws in a row and you beat your opponent by knockout! Matches are for fifteen "rounds". If no one has won by "knockout" at the end of fifteen, then the one who has won the most rounds based on free throws made in a row, wins the match by "decision". Opponents must keep count of the rounds won and lost because of this.
  • Freesbiecatch: two opponents on a basketball or tennis court. If the thrower sends the freesbie to the out of bounds lines, if the freesbie touches an out of the game item, or does not reach the court's middle line, the receiver scores a point. Receivers also get points if they catch the freesbie. Throwers or servers get points when the receiver drops the freesbie. Played to the first to get 10 points.
  • Baseballcatch: same rules as freesbiecatch.
  • Street Tennis: all the rules of a normal tennis game, only that hands are used instead of rackets, and games are played preferably in a home with a large parkway that has a dividing line, or on the sidewalks.
  • Coin baseball: all the rules of baseball apply, except that a pencil and a coin are used to play. Opponents get on the floor, where there shall be four objects spread, to decide whether a "hit" was a single, double, triple or home run, depending on the distance that the object or mark went over. Outs are made either with strikeouts, when the "fielding" player makes a clean catch of the coin or when the coin lands on the flip (not the faced) side.
  • Card boxing: Each player gets 15 poker cards. Shall one of the two opponents get a joker among the fifteen cards, that opponent wins by knockout. A King is considered a knockdown, and, as so, the opponent that throws the King card gets awarded an extra point for each king card thrown. If the jocker does not appear after fifteen "rounds", then the opponents count the cards they have on their possession (when an opponent wins a "round", he takes the other opponent's card, like in war) and, adding the Kings to the number of cards obtained, a winner is declared by decision.

AntonioMartin declares that:

Antonio has come up with many sayings and declarations, some of which could be considered yogiisims. Among these:

"36 years and I STILL LOVE YOU, THELVENETSEI HERNANDEZ!!!! We will see each other again someday. If Heaven did not have you, then I would not want to go there, as it would be hell to me. I have loved many and been loved by several others, but never loved anyone quite like you"

"Latin America should belong to the European, Asian, Indian and African descendants and those who already live there. No foreign peoples should try to conquer it in modern times!"

"Love and hate have one thing in common: passion"

"In blood I trust"

"I wish I could bring back Thelvenetsei Hernandez, never declared my love to Angie Diaz, stayed with Rosemary Guerrero, and told Tameeka Stewart something that would have saved her life. But I don't have a time machine. I only have my memories, and that's what I have to live with".

"I have been equipped with youth and good looks that once made me look like I was still a teen, and with a huge memory capability. Both things are both a blessing, and a curse, for young girls recognized you're handsome but those are not the women you want to attract at the same time, and for you have the great memories but also the bad ones at the same time".

"You must talk the talk, walk the walk and bang the banged!"

"Girls love me"

"I AM THE GREATEST WIKIPEDIAN OF ALL TIME AND ONE OF IT'S FOUNDING FATHERS. Fellow great all-time great wikipedians I respect: Marine 69-71, Arpingstone, Angela, Oliver, Caribbean HQ, Rockero, Vera Cruz, Maverick."

"When it comes down to looks, you guys are Fords. I am the Cadillac!"

"Id rather be an extra in a blockbuster than a star in a flop"

"Oooh oooh oooh ohh! I am the King!"

"In God I trust!"

"Reality is not a reality until it is a reality"

"I hate running so much, I run away from it"

"Muhammad Ali was the greatest, the G.O.A.T., so I must be the best, the B.O.A.T."

"I am so cute, even lady trees melt down when I pass by them!"

"NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN, NOBODY HAS EVER BEEN, AS GREAT, SEXY, CUTE AND SMART HUMAN BEING AS ME THE BEST YOU WILL EVER SEE, ALL OVER THE GROUND AIR OR SEA, GO AROUND THE WORLD TRY TO FIND SOMEONE AS AWESOME AS ME, AND YOU WILL CONVINCE YOURSELF THERE JUST CAN'T BE, MY SKIN AS SMOOTH AS A TEEN'S, MY MANNERS AS COOL AS ICED TEA."

"I don't like getting into situations I don't like".

"Nobody kills humans as well as humans do"

"Just like there are good and bad times, there are also bad and good times".

"Having good luck is always good"

"We all live in the same world, but everyone lives in their own world"

"The more I learn, the more I know I don't know nothing"

"Only people can be as dumb as people are"

"Driving your car too fast can get you to your final destination faster"

"Sometimes I wish we could erase all the wrong done in the past... But the only thing we can do is keep fighting to make the future better...no matter how hard that is.."

"One of the greatest things humans can have is the capacity to love others"

"No one who is alive has died"

"The second coming can be happening, and if there is a boxing fight on TV, I'll ask God if He could wait for it to be over"

"Sometimes the best ideas come from the worst people, and the worst ideas from the best"

"Not believing in God is a religious belief too, since you have to believe that God does not exist"

"Sometimes, admitting you are afraid takes courage"

"Humans can be as gentle as the breeze or as evil as fire"

"Everything we do in life is just a tiny part of our story, but when everything we do gets put together, all of it will form part of the biggest story of all: the history of humanity".

"We are all lighthouses. But it is up to us to either be one with light that guides those around us to a safe landing in their life, or one without light that drives those around us to crash in their lives."

"Look at yourself today in the mirror and enjoy what you look like. Because tomorrow, you won't look as good."

"We sure have everything in this world. Because, after all, we don't have anywhere else to have everything."

"Humans invest a lot with money. But we should try to invest a lot with love instead."

"Material things will stay in this life. Everything else, we'll take with us to the other life."

(Once, after someone told him "You spend time online looking at dumb stuff and porn!"): "That is not true! I do not spend time online looking at dumb stuff!"

2012 Presidential campaign announcement

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Wikifriends-The in crowd


AfD nomination of Charlie Zaa

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Pitusa

Well, to be frank with you, the article as it stands would be deleted at Articles for Deletion, and is not going to fair well against the people who patrol new pages either. Pages really need to be sourced to books, magazines, reputable newspapers, etc. to show that they meet the criterion for inclusion. A very brief company profile won't cut it. WilyD 11:26, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

  • e.g., [4] or [5], and there must be some Spanish ones about? WilyD 11:29, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
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