A journalism major from The University of Ohio, VJ Rich will bring brains and brawn to the mayhem of MTV land. Besides being a model, actor and television host in the Philippines, VJ Rich has also worked in Europe, Thailand and Singapore since 2003.
VJ Rich enjoys being busy and staying productive. Given that life is a trip, he hopes to inspire others to lead young amazing lives. In his free time, Rich is down reading or writing. He is also active in community outreach being a supporter of NBA Fit, an Asian youth development program and Habitat for Humanity.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Joined MTV: December 2011
Star Sign: Cancer
Languages: English, Tagalog
Hobbies: Mixed martial arts, Football, Baseball, Tennis
Favorite Sports: Mixed martial arts, American football and tennis
Favorite MTV Shows: Pimp My Ride, Headbangers Ball, Wild 'N Out With Nick Cannon, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, MTV Sports with Dan Cortese
Favorite Music Videos: Any videos directed by Mark Romanek, "Sabotage" and "Smack My B**** Up"
Favorite Music: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beyonce, Pantera, Slayer, Korn, Black Sabbath, Armand Van Helden
Inspiration People: Mum and Dad
Philosophy: Kill it with class
Host, model, actor, writer, and now our new MTV VJ, Richard Herrera has plenty to offer! Shades and not much of a smile make him appear unapproachable but behind that facade lies a down-to-earth, traditionalist at heart.
Pushed by his spirit for adventure and inspired by his parents and love for music, VJ Rich reveals multiple sides of him in this interview. He carries with him a hope to re-engage MTV viewers and tells us more about himself as he embarks on his journey as MTV's latest addition!