Perez Hilton. biography
Born Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr. on March 23, 1978, in Miami, Florida, Perez Hilton started his career in the entertainment industry working as a public relations assistant for GLAAD and a freelance writer for gay news publications such as Instinct, prior to becoming famous for his popular gossip site PerezHilton.com (originally PageSixSixSix.com) in 2004.
Perez first became recognized in Hollywood for his undying goal to be apart of the celebrity culture and befriending such celebrities as Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton. As his site's popularity grew, so did his reputation as the unapologetic blogger who stands up to discrimination without hesitation, outs alleged closeted stars, as well as criticize any celebrity figures whose behaviors are unbecoming to him.
The famed blogger has since used his growing platform to help up-and-coming musicians get their music out to the public, including London's Mika, but continues to bring celebrities' bad behavior to the world's attention, no matter how much controversy he causes.
Aside from his successful career as a celebrity blogger, Perez collaborated on the Gonorrhea-inspired song "The Clap" with Lucian Piane in 2008 and authored the children's book The Boy With Pink Hair (2011). He has also appeared in a variety of on-screen projects, including the TV series The Sopranos (2001), the crime drama Campfire Stories (2001), the TV series Pepper Dennis (2006), the comedy Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008), the dramedy Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011), the TV series Popland! (2011) and the TV series Oishi High School Battle (2012).
On February 28, 2013, Perez announced he was a proud papa bear of a baby boy on his website, writing, "I am ready to announce that earlier this month I was blessed with the birth of my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy - with lots of hair on his tiny head! I am so humbled to welcome this little man into my life. And I am honored and ready for the challenge of guiding him through his."
Perez Hilton Dating History
Perez is currently single.