Enrique Iglesias Curated
Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and producer
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Tell us a secret
I hate doing photo shoots.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Enjoy it, because it's short.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Elvis, Obama, Michael Jackson and Abraham Lincoln.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
Trusting someone that was a fake.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
A guilty pleasure is something you're a little embarrassed about. I could say reality shows – but I watch them and I don't feel guilty about it
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Being on a first date in a movie theatre and farting. I was 17.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Elvira, the lady that took care of me when my parents weren't able to be there. She dedicated her whole life to me and my brother and my sister. Now I take care of her.
What is your greatest fear?
To lose a passion for what I love.
When were you happiest?
At home with my dogs, or on the boat going waterskiing on a beautiful day in Miami. And having a hit song that connects with people.
Are Lucy and Nicholas already fans of your music?
If they cry, just let them listen to Bailando and start to go wild. I wouldn’t let them listen to my songs because I’m embarrassed, but the mother (tennis champion Anna Kurnikova) does it all the time.
An Italian with whom you would duet?
Only when a song is ready, I think of the artist with whom to sing it, otherwise it becomes a stretch. My wish list includes many Italians, from Jovanotti to Eros, and of course Zucchero, with whom I grew up.
Have you ever had a plan B?
At 15 with my brother I lived three months in camping in Hawaii convinced to become a professional surfer, but I was not good enough. Today the only sport I deal with is football, but with a beer and on the couch.
I would like to be remembered as a man of heart, capable of being there for anyone who asks for help, even a stranger
What do you listen to when you are not working?
The radio: I don’t like Spotify and I prefer to let myself be transported and discover unexpected sounds from all over the world
GRAMMY® Award-Winning Global Artist Enrique Iglesias Salutes Fans for Helping Contribute Over $350,000 to Save the Children
Enrique, a strong supporter of Save the Children since 2015, was recently named a "changemaker for children" by the international humanitarian organization for raising his voice and mobilizing his fans to raise funds for the most vulnerable children. Through Enrique's encouragement, fans from all over the world rallied to support his favorite cause through online contributions, fundraisers, auctions, merchandise and meet and greets that contributed to $353,000 and counting. This total includes more than $75,000 for the organization's HEART (Healing and Education through the Arts) programs in Mexico, see photos here. In addition, through a partnership with Microsoft, Enrique donated $200,000 in software to strengthen literacy programming for elementary school-age children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru. "I have the best fans on the planet," says Enrique. "They never cease to amaze me with their incredible compassion and support. I am so proud of what we have accomplished and I am thankful for my partnership with Save the Children. Together, we are making the world a little better for children."