Yiye Ávila

José Joaquín Ávila (born 1925 in Camuy, Puerto Rico), better known as Yiye Ávila, is an evangelist and Christian writer for Latin America and a former (1953) Mr. North America. Yiye Ávila was born in Camuy, Puerto Rico. His parents (Pablo Ávila and Herminia Portalatin) were respected schoolteachers, and he eventually followed in their footsteps. Surprisingly, though, he enrolled at Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico in San Germán, with plans to study medicine. There he graduated with a Bachelors degree in natural sciences and completed his pre-medical studies. In spite of this success, however, he chose to return to his hometown of Camuy and teach chemistry and biology at the local high school, where he taught for the next 23 years. Eventually, however, a change of careers would come about that would take him to over 100 countries.. He began playing baseball in the Double A level and training as a weight lifter. In 1952, he competed and won the Mr. Puerto Rico bodybuilding contest and would go on to win the title of Mr. North America in 1953.

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Date of birth
September 11th, 1925
Date of death
June 28th, 2013 at age of 87
Place of death


1. Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Colleges/University

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico —or Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) in Spanish, and often referred as "Inter"— is a Christian private university system in Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1912 in San German, Puerto Rico. The University has campuses in Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Fajardo, Guayama, Ponce, San Juan, and San German. The school also has three professional schools: the School of Optometry, the Faculty of Law, and the School of Aeronautics. The Inter offers academic programs in 11 teaching units. The San German campus is also host to the Inter American School, a private co-educational college-preparatory school.

Institution colors
Road 1, Km 16.3 Corner, Francisco Seín Street, 00919 - Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Official web page www.inter.edu
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Notable alumni by gender

People attended Interamerican University of Puerto Rico connected by profession and/or age

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