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J. R. Martinez

People cover

7 Nov, 2011

jr-martinezMartinez appears on the cover of People to discuss surviving an explosion as a teenage solider and how he captured the hearts of millions on Dancing with the Stars.

I could see my hands, my skin drastically changing before me in a way you would only see in a horror movie. I could see guys running around, a lot of chaos. I was screaming for someone to pull me out. At 19 years old, every dream, every goal, was gone. I felt my life was going to end right there.