Bio of Erik Michal Estrada
Hometown: Bronxville, New York and Palm Bay, Florida
Hair: Dark Brown/Black
Previous Jobs: K-Mart, Counsellor
Ideal Woman: Confident, Humorous, and Likeable
Favorite Food(s): Sushi, Meatball Subs
Hobbies: Writing Songs, Playing Ball, Jet Skiing, Snowboarding
Favorite Color: Blue
Dislikes: Assumptions, Empty Music
Parents: Micki and Mel
Siblings: None; Half Brother and Sister
Bad Habit: Always Singing
Fav TV Show: E!, Comedy Central, MTV, The Simpsons
Favorite Actress and Actor: Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Jim Carey
Favorite Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell
Favorite Movie: "Happy Gilmore"
Professional Role Model: Aerosmith
Philosophy of life: Don't be a player hater
Describe yourself in Three words: "Funny, Eclectic, Passionate"
Erik is an energetic "Nuyorican" with a baby face, was born and raised in New York City. He loves to write songs, he has studied voice for four years. Although he was raised by his Italian mother and his stepfather, he proudly declares that Puerto Rican culture runs through his soul. Erik is very close to his mother and admits that his stepfather has been a great dad to him. Erik looks forward to meeting a girl who loves music as much as he does.
He went to the same school that Puffy did in New York. It's one of the best schools in New York.
He burned his forehead before the making of the "All or Nothing" video.
If he could be on any show it would be Saturday Night Live.
His favorite DVD is Mission Impossible.
He would love to collaborate with Alicia Keys.
He is the oldest member of the group.
He prefers people calling him Erik-Michael instead of Erik
He just recently met his father, brother and sister.
He shaved his head bald.
He said in an interview that his most recent embarrassing moment was when he met a fan he was going to take the picture for them and he broke their camera!
When the New Kids On The Block were popular, he wore 1 braid in his hair just like Jordan Knight.
He wants to be a superhero like "The Flash" whose real name is Logan which is also Erik's nickname.
He and Ashley are the messiest of the group and you can find them by following the trail of dishes they leave behind themselves.
His room at their Orlando mansion has a huge mural of the American flag painted right above his bed and model sailboats are sprinkled throughout the space.
He says the best thing that occurred in the year 2000, was the subway series between the Mets & Yankees.
He compares love to a plant; you have to nurture it for it to blossom.
He says if he wear any drink, he'd be water, "pure & simple"
The book that has most impacted his life is called "The Celestine Prophecy"
He was in the Glee Club in high school.
Erik's first kiss was in kindergarten, but he forgets who it was with.
He has a crush on Rachael from s club 7 which is an group from the U.K.
His favorite food is sushi
He uses blue hair gel
He's the only band member who's an only child.
One of his favorite Christmas movies is "A Christmas Story."
He is a big fan of the soap "All My Children."
His favorite cereal is Oatmeal Raisin Crisp.
His favorite ride at Disney World is the Tower of Terror.
He wears colored contacts for his performances.
His first letter from his fan mail bag was from his mom, asking him to call home.
He always wanted a horse when he was little.
His favorite way to keep in shape is by practicing Tae Bo and fisting.
He loves to go clubbing.
He sang *NSYNC's "Tearin Up My Heart" for his audition.
Ashley and him are big SNL (Saturday Night Live) Fans, and are always doing skits.
His hero is Jesus
When Erik Trevor Ashley and Jacob were eating lunch they were talking about playing tricks on Ikaika and Erik was laughing so hard he choked on a chicken nugget.
He was the 7th member chosen out of the eight.
"I'm scared of that folder Alex" (refering to the folder where the concert reviews are kept)
"These are the greatest cookies I've ever had. Where did you learn how to cook these..ANGELA. That was my Tony Danza impression ah ha ha ha"
"Been dealing with a lot of stuff, the day to day things, personally, you know with my dad and I'm so lucky that I have 4 other guys that care about me and now I've just been blessed with 2 other beautiful people in my life."
"I'm doing 'Baby I Would'" (talking about a baby picture where he's raising his arm)
"You can call me anything you want as long as you saying I'm fine girl!" (after the DJ told a fan to say Erik-Michael his whole name)
(to Ruben) "I can't believe you wore a American flag shirt, it's kind of the twilight zone." (when they first met along with Fabian and Florinda)
"I'm so stressed and you can see it in my face."
"The guy was like 'Hey Erik, This is your dad' and I was like 'Who???!!!'"
"See this, it's called a war wound.Not good. I actually was using a straightening iron. TSSZZZ..AHHH!"
"We might just actually be good."
"I'm not gonna not be friends with Lou. Lou is a very intricate character in this whole chapter of my life."
"I don't want to have a father-son relationship with him, I don't want to go outside and play catch."
"I don't know him, he's a stranger to me" (talking to Ash about Ruben)
"I'm gonna concentrate on what I need to concentrate on and that's my boys and me."
"That he didn't wanna see me just pisses me off." (talking about Ruben)
"We were just informed that we have and (pause) emergency meeting.Which can only mean (pause) something bad."
"I don't think we did that one, SORRY" (talking to Ashley when Ash says give me one for Joey Lawrence)
"They were like POW POW MM MM" (talking about the dancers)
"All in the name of my craft." (after falling during the taping of "Liquid Dreams")
"Ashley...dude....It's one o' clock you might wanna think of gettin up now."
"I'm doing it so later on in life I won't kick myself in the ass for not trying to do it." (After Erik had called and talked to his father)
"Don't cry now! You promised yourself you weren't gonna cry." (after talking to Ashley about Ruben)
"Trevor can sometimes be a pest, he isn't very clean, and is AWFUL messy."
"Mi amiga Latina Christina!" (in an interview concering the Christina-Britney rivalry.)
"It's all happening so quickly, we don't even really have time to stop and wonder how."
"I opened up the door and immediately I felt like 5 guys on my shoulders pushing me in!"(when they first see the house that the 8 will live in)
"The guy's gotta be crazy!" (about his biological father trying to come into his life)
"The girl I always notice are the ones who are smiling and laughing."
"...I like girls who look good! Just kidding."
"When my name was announced, it just overwhelmed me, I had tears in my eyes." (on being one of the five chosen to be apart of O-Town)
"He (Trevor) cried like THREE little girls!"
"I have always enjoyed juggling, so I was thinking of taking my act on the road. Uhm, being a singing juggler... I am serious!" (Erik on where he sees himself in 10 years)
"I have a burn. I burned myself with my straightening iron. It was like (Erik re-enacts the burnage) so now we gotta touch it up. It's gonna look real nice."
"Right now we're gonna set this place a'blazin!"
"Who Lou??!!?! He's the biggest element."
"What's amazing is that as many times as I wondered whether or not I was in, I knew deep in my heart I made it." (talking about making the final 5)
"My brain right now, at this point, is going through such craziness. He kinda wants to like talk to me when I'm finally on tv, oh, when I'm finally someone that he can benefit from. Apparently he's in the music industry right now. What other reason would he have to get in contact with me right now rather than the prior 19 years of my life? The guy's got to be crazy."
"Inside I'm like you gotta be crazy. You haven't contacted me my whole life and now your gonna surprise me and throw my head in a tail spin. How do you expect me to react to something like that?"
"LOOOOONG LIVE THE FISH" (said in CopenhagenAirport-Denmark, right after he had been given a singing fish by some of the fans)
"Hey, this is Erik, your first born." [on the last epi of "MTB" -- to his father when he returned his phone msg)
"I compare my love for thee, to a plant! If you nuture it, water it, and sing to it everyday, it blossoms into something incredible! And that's what I think love is like!" (talking about what he compares love to, on a UK interview.)
"Dude you like totally just went backstage and changed!!" (talking to Ashley on trl, after he cleared up the thong thing!)
(When asked if a lot of hugging goes on) "No just a lot of these!" (rubs ashley's shoulder, others all copy)
"Where's the page about unborn children?" (referring to signing their record contract)
"Experience meets innocence"
"I'm gonna do my best, expect the worse, and if it comes out on top, I'm the better man for it." (before auditioning for the final eight)
"Here have a towel..." (talking about his trademark after House of Blues concert)
"We haven't had a best performance yet."
"We have done a lot in the short time we've been together, I think that we as O -Town have a bright future ahead of us, but it's up to us, but's it's not the end it's just the beginning."
"No. I am not going to get up. I am tired. Let me sleep a little."
"HEY HIYA (singing) Dan this is Dakari."
"We were watching our weight for the show and Ashley kept smuggling Kit Kats into our room at night. I'd catch him eating in the closet!" (talking about Ashley)
"I love this purple shirt... the color's me!" (at a Seventeen magazine photo shoot)
(telling the others about the two fans who waited for them at Europe) "At least I can give them 15 minutes. of my time"
"I think the future can only be positive if we make it that way."
"He's the sweetest and nicest member of the band. Every time he talks, he'll give you a cavity!" (about Ashley in Sixteen magazine)
"That's gonna be my trademark, I don't care, I'm gonna throw that towel out every time."
"I don't even know how to attempt to grab all that garbage...go around it...come at it...attack it"
"We're recording today with Tony Harrison. He's the man behind (singing) more..and more..and more.. duh dih duh duh duh duh dih dih"
"Flower shirt, flower shirt...I'm wearing a flower shirt!" (singing it)
"The only person who will make this work is me and I do not want to be the anchor that is holding us down from becoming something great. And I know I can do it cause I've done it before. It's just a matter of putting things first."
(after Paul said he and Carah broke up) "What's her number?!"
"Ikaika's range is incredible. But my range ain't that bad either."
"Jacob's the writer/producer, Ashley's the cute one, Trevor's the good dancer, Dan's now the motivator where am I?"
"I'm not a big person on going out all the time but I seem to do it at all the wrong times."
(When they first got to Germany, to Ashley) "Dude, I don't understand it. I would love to have that car but I don't, not in cream."
"Me and Jacob love woman and we love to have them around."
"The last time we went along with what someone said look at what happened!!!"
"How would you go about grabbing that? Would you go around it? Go at it? Attack it?" (talking about the trash in the house)
"Let me see that thong...hey Trev, wasn't Ash singing that earlier? I think he's wearing a thong." (on TRL after the Thong Song)
(after doctor's visit) "As far as I see it I am the worst in this group, like I am THE worst. I came in and saw the guys doing all this stuff without me and I was like, wow. It's like they didn't even need me."
"Thanks Uncle Jay, Uncle Mark" (when given a dollar to spend on ice cream)
"I'm here to get the mop cut (pause) yeah, Actually can I have a candy?"
"I can only imagine what he (Clive) was thinking right now "O-Town more like O-Brother" (talking about the Miss America performance)
"Hey sweetheart do you want a hug?" (at the Brea Mall Meet-N-Greet)
"Yah I got a call from Ricky Martin...he asked me to be his predeccesor"
"There was a tempo problem in the beginning...I think I have something to do with it..."
"Because he's Jacob Underwood."
" (singing his little rap thingy in latest episode of MTB) ...and we got platinum, to the TOP!, Billboard as a drought..our next single is gonna be HOT! WOO!"
"We were all on TRL and I heard someone say 'Erik' and I turned around and I knew it was him. I could just tell cause I kind of look like him. So those of you that saw me on TRL you watched me see my father for the first time"
"He has the hots for this girl, and I don't want him to screw it up" (talking about Trevor)
"I'll marry a fan but not a fanatic."
"Can I have a hug?" (to Ashley after being told his biggest strength on TRL)
"We just might be good."
"This is so good, and its without me."
"I'm not a big person on goin out all the time, but I
seem to do it at all the wrong times"
"We havent had our best performance yet"
"No! I'm not getting up, I'm tired. Let me sleep a
"We were watching our weight for a show, and Ashley
kept smuggling Kit Kats in our room at night, and I
would catch him eating them in the closet"
"I don't even know how to attemp to grab all that
garbage..go around it, come at it, attack it!."
"It's one o'clock Ashley!"
"Do my best, expect the worst, and if it comes out on
top I'm the better man for it."
"Ashley's the only one seen in the shower because of
I'll marry a fan but not a fanatic."
"He's the sweetest and nicest member of the band.
Every time he talks, he'll give you a cavity!" (about
"We're gonna overtake 'Westlife'"
"They're (his fans) the zaniest bunch, in their
home-town they're the life of the party...but Jacob's
fans are the most sexual!"
"My least favorite part are my lips. They're too big.
People always talk about my lips. I've had a complex
for years 'cos people call me lips"
"I once went swimming with my friends wearing a pair
of regular white shorts. I was having a cool time
until I got out of the water, the shorts had gone
"I get along with everyone"
"I'm just goofy. I try to look sexy and it goes wrong"
"Actually, can I have a candy?"(Ashley pushes him to
be sure he gets one to.)
"Jacob's trying to jack the mic!"(when Jacob has put
the mic in his pocket at EC)
"I can only imagine what he [Clive] was thinking right
now "O-Town more like O-Brother"(talking about the
Miss America performance)
"I compare my love for thee, to a plant! If you nuture
it, water it, and sing to it everyday, it blossoms
into something incredible! And that's what I think
love is like"
(When asked if a lot of hugging goes on) "No just a
lot of these!" (rubs Ashley's shoulder, others all
"These are the greatest cookies I've ever had. Where
did you learn how to cook these..ANGELA. That was my
Tony Danza impression ah ha ha ha"
"You can call me anything you want as long as you
saying I'm fine girl!"(after the DJ told a fan to say
Erik-Michael his whole name)
"I don't think we're going to do that one,
SORRY"(talking to Ashley when Ash says give me one for
"Ashley...dude....It's one o'clock you might wanna
think of gettin up now."
"Don't cry now! You promised yourself you weren't
gonna cry."(after talking to Ashley about Ruben)