By Sugey Palomares | 06/22/2012 - 15:00
Pro skateboarder, actor, and mogul Paul Rodriguez Jr. started riding when he was 11 years old and has built an empire from his moves ever since. Here are more reasons why we love the Mexican American star (also known as P-Rod):
- He’s an inspiration: Young skateboard riders can look up to his passion and success. Paul sent a demo tape to DNA Skateboards showing off his riding skills and landed his first sponsorship in 1999. Since then, other deals came pouring in including sponsors with Target, Nike, Mountain Dew, and many more.
By Miranda Noland | 08/01/2011 - 09:22
By Latina Staff | 06/13/2011 - 14:35
For this week's Crushing on voting we have a skateboard pro, a basketball champion and Mr. Worldwide himself!
Paul Rodriguez Jr.
This cutie is the son of comedian Paul Rodriguez, but he's stepped out of his father's shadow with an impressive career as a professional skateboarder. Since he got his first skateboarding sponsorship at the age of 14, P.Rod's been making waves in the world of extreme sports. We'll be seeing a lot more of this Mexican-American cutie now that he's partnered up with Nike for their latest Just Do It campaign called "The Chosen".
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/23/2010 - 18:00
Desperate Housewives may be on hiatus, but that doesn't mean that the perennially busy Eva Longoria Parker is taking a break. She just became mayor of a Latin American village—onscreen, anyway.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/05/2009 - 17:17
Comedian Paul Rodriguez is still in a Washington D.C hospital suffering from unexplained abdominal pains, but things are starting to look up for the funnyman, TMZ reports. Mario Santoya, who works with Rodriguez at the California Latino Water Coalition, told the gossip site that he left Paul’s side last night, but received a text from him this morning.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/02/2009 - 15:43
Paul Rodriguez was rushed to the hospital this morning with severe abdominal pains. The comedian was in Washington D.C. as chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition for congressional meetings. Mario Santoya, an official with the Coalition, told TMZ that he called an ambulance for Rodriguez upon showing up to his hotel room and finding the comedian immobile and in great pain.