He is the person with the physique of fighter and childhood of struggle and has an inspirational rise to stardom. When, David “Flip” Rodriguez, better known as Young Flip, competed in seven seasons of American Ninja Warrior, he revealed that the fact that he was sexually abused as a child made strongest of people. Also an emotional person, he became a source of inspiration for many to rise above their past and dreadful experiences.
A Reason To Wear Iconic Mask
Flip Rodriguez or Young Flip whatever the name he holds, he always stunned the audiences with his breath-taking stunts. Young Flip competed in American Ninja Warrior from season 3 to season 9. He flaunted the mask until season 7. But when he revealed the reason for wearing the mask, it not only gave fans a reason of tear but also inspired many.
In 8th season he revealed that he was sexually abused when he was aged 9-15 by none other than his father. After he had come out of his mask, he admitted that he found his true self and couldn’t be happier to inspire millions. He also said that taking off the mask is a symbol of embracing who he is and is proud of what he has become.
Young Flip worked in some high-profile movies like Transformer, where he was a stunt double for Santiago Cabrera. He also worked in Smartass, Mr. Mercedes, Baywatch, Transformers: The Last Knight, Star Trek Beyond, and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse to name few.
Split With Girlfriend!
The stunt maestro grabbed every possible limelight when he starred in American Ninja Warrior. The strong but adorable Flip has huge lady fan base who ready to die for his single glimpse.
But the “Young Flip” found his love in beautiful actress Angeline Appel. He started dating her in 2011 and posted a video for his girlfriend on the occasion of their one-year anniversary in 2012.
The couple kept their relationship off the media, and before media took control over their relationship, they parted their ways. As of now, he works in a loaded gym as an instructor and a free runner. His gym is loaded with exciting features like a salmon ladder, underbars, warped wall, and rock climbing walls to train ninja enthusiast.
Young Flip Found His Love Again!
After Flip's parting with Angela, he started dating Jamie Ross. Their picture first surfaced on Instagram during early-September 2018 where they enjoyed hand-to-hand standing aside the giant canyon of the waterfall.
The duo savored the perks of romance in Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California in September 2018. In the large double-jointed Colorado Avenue, the Ninja Warrior competitor took his lady love in his arms and shared a passionate kiss.
Flip Rodriguez and his girlfriend Jamie Ross in Santa Monica Par in September 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
Recently, on 11 October 2018, Young Flip uploaded a photo where he smooched Jamie and captioned, 'Could this be our Last First Kiss? I’ll bet on it.' His new girlfriend Jamie is a Medical Sonography Student and an avid rock climber.
Sexually Abused By Father!
Flip talked in an interview with TooFab during the end of Season 8 of American Ninja Warrior and addressed the story behind his iconic mask. The stunner revealed that his father sexually abused him while he was at the age of 9 to 15. His mask became the thing that hid his dark past and emotions.
The Ninja Warrior competitor also felt proud towards the kids who opened their abuse story after hearing his experience. Towards the youth, Flip became a symbol of courage who can fearlessly admit their sexual assault by their family members.
Flip’s Short Bio
Flip Rodriguez’s real name is David Rodriguez but flourished with his stage or ninja name. The Ninja Warrior competitor took his first breath on 4th May 1989 in Miami, United States. “Young Flip” possesses a decent height and has a body ripped with perfect abs.
The stuntman who currently ages 29 was sexually exploited by his father as a child. Flip Rodriguez hasn’t revealed much about his parents and family except the fact about his father sexually assaulting him.