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Daily Inspiration: Meet Michelangelo “X” Reyes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelangelo “X” Reyes.

Michelangelo is an AfroLatino American singer, actor, director, photographer and all-around entrepreneur born & raised in Southern California of Peruvian, Puerto Rican and Spanish descent. Signed to an agent at age two, he made his commercial debut for PAMPERS followed by Toys “R” Us (1990), Sabado Gigante: “La Conversación de los niños” (1991) and took on acting roles at age 14 for tv shows (FOX, Disney, Nickelodeon, Mtv) and feature films like Spy Kids (2001), Sky High (2005), High School Musical 3 (2008), etc. Even tho it seems like acting and commercial modeling is the main interest, Michelangelo’s #1 love, passion and interest goes to music since he 1st heard Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” & “Beat It” among others. When he was five, he was completely mesmerized by 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up” (Dance Mix Version) in which he carried a recorded cassette of the song everywhere he went. Being heavily influenced by Michael Jackson, Prince, Elvis Presley, Madonna & Freddie Mercury.

In 2005, Michelangelo attended some music schools in Hollywood and shortly after was signed to many production companies and independent labels. Film/Directing/ Photography Besides music, Michelangelo always had an eye and vision for creative things. At age nine, He used his parent’s home camera to create mini home movies and music videos with friends. Over the years, Michelangelo’s creative eye and filmmaking skills won him awards and opened many doors either it being DP or Directing many music videos for signed and independent artists. In 2008 Michelangelo took on and add photography to his skills. Shooting many celebrities around the world. Presently, Michelangelo continues to surprise everyone with his unique creative creations either it be cinematography, photography, directing, producing and all-around working with many celebrities and other influencers around the world. Michelangelo also is getting back in the recording studio and working on his 1st anticipated EP which should be debuting in the near future.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It’s never a smooth road for anyone unless you’re raised with money. Everyone has their own unique story and struggle. I feel like if people focus too much on the struggle and not on the solution… then they will always be “struggling”. I was able to learn this quick and always find solutions for anything coming my way.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a creative. Worked with many celebrities and top influential creators worldwide.

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Michelangelo (Self)

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