Ricky Martin Good Genes or Good Docs?

12/24/2011 9:00 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Believe it or not, today is Christmas Eve and Ricky Martin's 40th birthday.

Here's the 23-year-old former "General Hospital" star back in 1994 (left) -- and 17 years later, shot just a few months ago (right).

Apparently, everyone should be livin' la vida loca.