Wilkins is an internationally known latin pop music singer, composer, and winemaker. Wilkins was born in the city of Mayagüez and was raised in Mexico City. His father, Germán Vélez Forestier, was a radio announcer and part-time singer (he was Mon Rivera's singing partner at the beginning of Mon's career in El Duo Huasteca). As a child, he enjoyed putting on a "show" for his loved ones, which included his sister Bruni Velez, who would someday become a known newscaster. In his improvised shows he would sing and dance for his family.