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Ricky Martin's Puerto Rican Parade: It's Good to be King


Ricky Martin made a ride down New York's Fifth Avenue on Sunday as King of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. The NYT reports, "There were the requisite celebrities, including Geraldo Rivera; Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Marc Anthony; and Ricky Martin, so idolized that the organizers anointed him not the grand marshal of the parade, but the 'king.'"

He was joined by tens of thousands of his compatriots.


Said Martin prior to the event: "The opportunity to share with many Puerto Ricans, remembering our island, and waving a sea of Puerto Rican flags will be an incredible experience. There are Puerto Ricans in politics, in the Army, in art and business that have made a great contribution to the United States. We are a generous people, and we are strong in the face of adversity. We are a glad, enthusiastic town with a great sense of unity."

And several well-defined sets of abs as well.

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Photos via A Socialite's Life and Just Jared, where you can find plenty more.

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  1. Boing!

    Posted by: becks07 | Jun 11, 2007 10:33:54 AM

  2. Um, so this was the Puerto Rican Gay Pride Parade?? I know it wasn't, but my God it sure appears to be just that! And Ricky should have been wearing a banner that said "Queen", not "king".

    Posted by: Wayne | Jun 11, 2007 11:00:57 AM

  3. Who are those hunks and what is the name of the calendar they're holding?

    Posted by: juliana | Jun 11, 2007 11:06:25 AM

  4. lol I always wind up answering my own questions.

    The link for the City Gym Boys is-

    Posted by: juliana | Jun 11, 2007 11:08:51 AM

  5. I could grate cheese on those men's abs. In fact, Id like to try.

    Posted by: gregoire | Jun 11, 2007 11:35:52 AM

  6. Can't wait for Ricky Martin to use that very same quote when he headlines the gay pride parade. Guess he's prouder to be a Boricua than a 'mo.

    Posted by: Jesse | Jun 11, 2007 12:18:40 PM

  7. Still as SEXY and HOT as ever, amazing, he is only getting better with age! Just amazing!

    Vamos el guapo Rey de el dia de Puerto Rico en NYC!!

    Posted by: Luke | Jun 11, 2007 12:22:32 PM

  8. HOT

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 11, 2007 12:48:41 PM

  9. Ricky is the hottest one of the whole bunch. I am curious--if Andy had a choice between bedding Ricky Martin or David Beckham, which do you think he would choose? (I think I know the answer, but I am still curious)

    Posted by: Danny Faver | Jun 11, 2007 1:14:51 PM

  10. it's like i'm in heaven with all these guys, i'm so saving the pic

    Posted by: D | Jun 11, 2007 2:27:30 PM

  11. Andy would choose Ricky hands down because David will just sit on a chair and let Andy do all the work. Nice but no reciprocity.

    With La Vida Loca, Andy will get as good as he gives.

    Posted by: gabe | Jun 11, 2007 6:13:38 PM

  12. Um, the PR Day parade is always a hunk-fest. Those boricua boys are just too hot! Also, bad translation for Mr. Martin's comments. It should read: "we are a happy, enthusiastic people with a great sense of unity". Anyway, it was a lot of fun and muy picante!

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 12, 2007 5:21:15 AM

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