Dance-pop, Musical Artist
Who is Pablo Ruiz?
Pablo Maximiliano Miguel Coronel Vidoz, also known as Pablito Ruiz and, later, Pablo Ruiz, born on September 4, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Besides being a singer, he is an actor and dancer. In 1989, when just 14 years old, he came to prominence with songs like "Proud Girl", "Lady Lady", "Linda", and his cover of Oh Mama, originally recorded by the band Selena y Los Dinos.
After Ricky Martin came out as gay at the end of March 2010, Ruiz claimed in a TV interview with Viviana Canosa to have kissed Martin at a party in Mexico when he was 17 and Martin was around 22. Martin was working on the TV show Muñecos de Papel in Mexico at the time. Terra.com, who described Ruiz as "barely known", branded his claim as "[trying] to bank on Ricky's fame". LatinGossip.com said that Ruiz was "only trying to get some attention and ride on Ricky’s coattails" as there was "no other reason to share this". FameWired.com predicted that "many more people like Pablo Ruiz will come forward in the future claiming that they kissed or had a sexual encounter with Martin in hopes of enjoying perhaps 15 minutes of fame".
Has sold more than 4 million albums.