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'Modern Family' Child Star Rico Rodriguez Talks Justin Bieber: 'He's A Great Inspiration!'

Wed, September 21, 2011 3:42pm EDT by Add first Comment
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Rico also tells exclusively all about the things he does and does not have in common with Manny: ‘I don’t give flowers to girls … just yet!’

Justin Bieber sure is winning over more and more young fans everywhere around the world. Modern Family child star Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny Delgado, tells exclusively that he is a Belieber himself!

“I like some of his music,” Rico gushes to us at Kmart’s Fab 15 toy reveal in New York City on Sept. 20. “He made it big time so he’s a great inspiration.”

Rico continues to explain that he does not have a celebrity crush “at the moment.” But it sounds like Rico isn’t too far away from having a “crush.”

“I can be [like my character Manny] at some times,” he shares. “With Manny, I don’t write poems, I don’t drink coffee, I don’t give flowers to girls … just yet. But [what] I do have in common with Manny is he has nieces and a nephew and I have five nieces and one nephew and I’m a big mama’s boy. So we have that in common.” Aww!

Rico also reveals that he watches the Twilight movies, but unlike most other fans — he prefers werewolves over vampires. Go Team Jacob!

Watch our exclusive video interview with Rico above to see what else he has to say about Modern Family!

– Reporting by Leigh Blickley, Written by Lindsey DiMattina

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