Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho (Survivor) Bio, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Height, Husband, Gay, Job, Net worth

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Biography

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho is a Puerto Rican business owner and reality TV star from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is widely known for competing in the CBS reality series Survivor 44. Arocho is a Salon Owner. He owns Miranda Beauty Salon located at 1302 Ashford Ave Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Age | Birthday

Born on July 11, 1986, Arocho is 36 years old (age as of 2022). He celebrates his birthday on the 11th of July each year.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Parents

Arocho was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to his parents; Sandra Miranda (mother) and his father. He has not publicly revealed the identity of his father. Moreover, Arocho has siblings; brothers named Miguel Angel and Jorge Manuel, and a sister named Melania Sofia.

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Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho’s photo

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Ethnicity

Arocho belongs to the Hispanic ethnic group. He was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico according to his Instagram account bio. He is a Puerto Rican.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Height

‘”Yam Yam” Arocho, a Survivor 44 contestant stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 7 inches (approximately).

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho  Husband

Arocho is openly gay and is married to his partner and husband Karim Sáenz. Yamil’s husband is a  Mexican and Puerto Rican and is affiliated with Black Lagoon. Arocho and his husband celebrated their 2nd marriage anniversary on March 22, 2022.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Education

Arocho attended Syracuse University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Television, Radio, and Film in 2008. He also studied Classic Culinary Arts at International Culinary Center in 2009.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Job

Arocho is a business owner based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  “Yam Yam”  Arocho owns a Salon named Miranda Beauty located at 1302 Ashford Ave Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Yamil’s salon offers hair, nails, lashes, & barber services.

Before starting his salon business, Arocho worked as a Receiving Associate at Eataly (Sep 2010-October 2010). He also worked at Allegretti as Garde Manger and Pastry from May 2009 until June 2010. Moreover, from August 2008 to October 2008, Arocho took up a Casting Editor role for City Lights Television.

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Survivor 44

Yam Yam Arocho is one of the cast members of  the CBS reality series “Survivor 44.” He is a Salon Owner who is originally from Bayomon, Puerto Rico. Arocho currently lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the first resident of Puerto Rico to compete in the Survivor series since its inception.

Arocho describes himself as “Fun, loud, and caring.” He would play his game most like former Survivor Cirie Fields, whom he says is lovable, caring, and fun, and also super intelligent and a strategic genius.

Moreover, “Yam Yam” Arocho cites her mother, Sandra Miranda, as his biggest inspiration “because of her tenacity to always be a better version of herself. And her unconditional help to others.”

“Survivor 44” premieres on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 10 pm ET on CBS. The season will kick off with a two-hour premiere.

The cast members are split into three tribes before they get to Fiji; Ratu, Soka, and Tika. Ratu Tribe consists of Matthew, Brandon, Kane, Jaime, Lauren, and Maddy. Soka Tribe has Josh, Frannie, Danny, Heidi, Matt, and Claire while Tika Tribe members are Bruce, Sarah, Yam Yam, Helen, Carson, and Carolyn.

The Sole Survivor/winner will take home a grand prize of $1 million.

Survivor 44 Cast

The cast members of “Survivor 44” on CBS are:

  • Brandon Cottom
  • Josh Wilder
  • Bruce Perreault
  • Helen Li
  • Carolyn Wiger
  • Carson Garrett
  • Claire Rafson
  • Danny Massa
  • Frannie Marin
  • Heidi Lagares
  • Kane Fritzler
  • Jaime Lynne Ruiz
  • Lauren Harpe
  • Maddy Pomilla
  • Matt Blankinship
  • Matthew Grinstead-Mayle
  • Sarah Wade

Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho Net worth

Arocho has an estimated net worth of $200K. He is a salon owner. Arocho owns Mirando Beauty Salon located in Condado, PR.


Yamil is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @yamilpr with 5,060 followers as of February 2023.