Born in the land of Chicago, IL, J.R. Ellasos came into the world unaware of the impact that he would seek to make in the Asian-American community. Having grown up in a neighborhood and environment that clouded his perception of his roots, he sought to reunite himself with who he truly is and where he came from through his late high school years and throughout his college career. Since then, he has been heavily involved in organizations such as Filipinos in Alliance (FIA), the Midwest Association of Filipino Americans (MAFA), and Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Inc. J.R. immerses his hobbies in the creative arts (dance, music, mixed media, art, etc.). In his spare time, J.R. likes to master his ability of impressions / accents, watch videos, movies, and shows that give him the feels, eat anything that does not contain eggs, nuts, or seafood, and bring the hype wherever it is needed. He is a firm believer in the 5 F's: Food, Family, Fantabulous-ness, Friendship, and Fu...n.