5 Reasons Why I Love Lin-Manuel Miranda
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5 Reasons Why I Love Lin-Manuel Miranda

He's the write man. (Pun intended.)

5 Reasons Why I Love Lin-Manuel Miranda
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You have to be living under a rock if you don't know who Lin-Manuel Miranda is. This man is a genius. He wrote Hamilton: An American Musical while he was on vacation. (He's currently on vacation right now so who knows if he'll come up with something this time around!) Alexander Hamilton inspired him, and now he is inspiring us all. He has given the world so much by doing what he does best: Being himself. I feel honored to be alive to witness the genius that is Lin-Manuel Miranda. I don't know him personally, yet I am so proud of this man.

My love for him will never cease.

1. He is fearless.

He is not afraid to speak his mind. He won a Tony for Best Score for Hamilton and used his acceptance speech (Or should I say sonnet...?) to speak on the tragedy in Orlando. He has spoken on Puerto Rico's debt crisis with such passion. His Twitter is full of love. He has a way with his words, no matter what it is he is talking about.

2. He is humble.

Whenever he is given credit for Hamilton he never takes it, instead he shares it with the team. He did not do it all on his own. He makes that known. He makes sure that the world knows who Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, Andy Blankenbuehler, Paul Tazewell, and Howell Binkley are.

3. He is proud.

This man never ever forgets where he started and where he comes from. His musical In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan and by the end of it the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home. This is my favorite musical of all time. He makes me even more proud to be Puerto Rican myself.

Note: In the Heights is older than some people know. Lin-Manuel wrote it during his sophomore year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

4. He is multitalented.

He is an award-winning composer, lyricist, actor, and writer. He is Mr. Write. He also has a degree from Wesleyan University in theater studies.

5. He is a family man.

"You think about your father and how scared he must have been when he came to New York City and didn't speak the language so you give Hamilton all his hunger, genius, and anguish."

"My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one. Our son is her most beautiful reprise."

"Sebastian, Daddy's bringing home a Grammy for you."

He never misses a moment to give praise to his wife, son, father, mother, and sister. He knows that everything that has made him who he is today started at home. Familia es para siempre.

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