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5 October 26th, 2011 DWTS & AMC’s J.R. Martinez makes the cover of PEOPLE Magazine!

So who has ended up being one of the biggest stars the soap genre has even seen? None other than All My Children’s J.R. Martinez (Brot Monroe) who is now hitting the ballroom dance floor on ABC’s hit series Dancing with the Stars every week!

And through his performances and inspiring true life story, J.R. is now on the cover of this week’s PEOPLE magazine.  Something only a small list of soap stars have ever been able to do!  And, remember not even two months ago, he was a relative unknown to most American that is how popular J.R. has become!

According to PEOPLE, ” These days, the name J.R. Martinez evokes smiles, namely from the millions of Dancing with the Stars fans who have fallen in love with the Iraq-War-hero-turned-golden-boy of the ballroom. For its latest cover story, Martinez, 28, tells PEOPLE that he considers himself blessed to have experienced the trauma. If not for the Humvee he was driving hitting a land mine, “My life would not be what it is today: full of joy, happiness and positivity,” he says.

Congrats to J.R. on making the cover and getting his life story out to millions as an inspiration of hope, courage and inner strength!

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  1. Brian says:

    This is awesome. He deserves all the great attention he is getting. I love JR!


  2. Elizabeth says:

    I think it is fantastic that he can do something that has never before been done. He is truly trail blazing. I am so proud for him and proud of AMC for having the brilliance to hire him as well as DWTS for casting him as well. This is great stuff.


  3. Iakovos says:

    Is Brot Monroe on the map for the AMC reboot for Prospect Park? Anyone with smarts would develop this character and make it happen. Martinez always seemed like a great guy and Brot Monroe (give the character a family!) could be a major player in the new Pine Valley.


  4. laurie says:

    I love this man – he’s sweet, sexy, and talented.


  5. ethel says:

    this is awesome news!!! omg!!
    jr is an extraordinary individual – i realized that went to his official web site when he first started on amc – that young man is such an inspiration to mankind.
    they need to do a movie about his life and let him portray himself…………..


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