Erik Calderon is a California native hailing from Fontana, and was shaped by his unique upbringing in a culturally rich environment. The child of first-generation Mexican immigrants, he was inspired by his surroundings to explore unconventional artistic avenues. Alongside his passions for basic tailoring and a penchant for coffee, his love for metal music provided a distinctive backdrop to his life. Erik's journey took an unexpected turn as he stepped into the world of modeling. His striking features and confident demeanor propelled him onto prestigious runways, such as the Dior Men's Resort Show in '23 and the Rhode Men's Fall/Winter Show in the same year.