Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Bio, Age, Height, Survivor 44, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Gay

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Bio, Wiki

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho is an American TV Personality/ salon owner making an appearance on the 44th season of the Survivor Series. This show premiered on the 1st of March 2023 on CBS. The contestants are competing for a $1 Million Prize.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho’s Age

Arocho is 36 years old as of 2022. He was born on July 11, 1986 in Batyamon,Puerto Rico.

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Arocho stands at a  height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Education

Arocho attended Syracuse University in 2004 and in 2008 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Television, Radio, and Film. Additionally, in 2009 Yamil joined the International Culinary Center and learned about classic Culinary Arts.

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Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Career

Arocho is a caring, fun, and loud contestant of Survivor 44 which began on 1st March 2023. Asides from making an appearance on the show, he is a salon owner. Additionally, he wants to be part of the survivor because he wants to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing the best game in the world. He has been watching since the very first episode when he was 13 years old.  Additionally, Yamil wants to prove that he has the physical and mental strength to make his dreams come true and to win the title and money.

The life experience he feels has prepared him for the game is after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, we had no power in his house or work for 90 days. And he had to lead his team of 20+ adults (most older than him ) and give them hope when he felt he had none. Without them, he would not be who he is today. In addition to that, He says he would play most like Cirie Fields because she is caring, fun, and lovable. She is super intelligent and a strategic genius and he hopes to emulate her and win.

Yamil values Intelligence and commitment in an alliance partner. Mostly because he needs to play with intelligent people who want to go fat with him. Moreover, Yamil loves taking care of his plants, hanging out with his girlfriends, traveling, and going to the beach with his husband. Aside from that, he is proud of Leading a team of cool people, following in the steps of his mother.  He is also proud of being married to his husband creating a home and getting on Survivor.

Additionally, he says that people don’t know that he loves to do bearded drag at Halloween. His biggest inspiration is his mother Sandra. This is because of her tenacity to always be a better version of herself and her unconditional help to others. Furthermore, he wants to be the sole survivor because the stars have aligned for him, it’s his time, and because of his social game.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Survivor 44

Achoro is among the contestants of Survivor 44 which is the 44th season of this series. The show is hosted by Jeff Probst and was recorded on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. Here, he is competing for the $1 Million Prize. The contestants aged between 20 and 46 are separated into three tribes of six in duration for the 26-day game. In the show, he casts alongside;

  1. Bruce Perreault
  2. Maddy Pomilla
  3. Matt Blankinship
  4. Brandon Cottom
  5. Kane Fritzler
  6. Carson Garrett
  7. Matthew Grinstead-Mayle
  8. Lauren Harpe
  9. Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Net Worth

In Arocho’s career as a salon owner, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $2 Million.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Parents and Siblings

Achoro was born and raised in Puerto Rico and brought up alongside his three siblings named Jorge Manuel, Melania, and Miguel Angel, whom he adores very much. However, he has not revealed his parents’ names.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Gay/ Spouse

Achoro is openly gay and is married to his long-time partner Karim Saenz. They tied the knot on March 22, 2021. The couple likes to spend time on the beach with each other and is proud owners of a dog and a cat named Mister Bob and Zeus.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Kids

Achoro manages to keep information regarding whether he has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding his children will be done once available.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 1k followers and about 1k followers on his Instagram account.