Frankie Grande is an all-rounder: YouTuber, performer, actor, host, philanthropist and even a singer, he has been making great waves in the show biz and social media world! Known worldwide for his attention-grabbing costumes and for his love for glitter, Frankie’s fans, both on TV and social media, have crossed the 1 million mark! Gaining massive support and love after his appearance in the reality show ‘Big Brother’, he showcased to the world just how authentic and raw he really is. And to the others for whom his name might ring a bell, it is because this American sensation is the half-brother of the renowned singer/actress Ariana Grande. Kick-starting it with Broadways, he moved on to hosting mainstream shows, eventually amassing over a million followers on social media. Frankie Grande is definitely on an unstoppable roll! His infectious positivity will soon hold you captive and soon enough, you will turn into one of his million+ fans!
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Frankie Grande and his iconic glitter-glossed costumes have had the world going gaga over his eccentric sense of humor and overt zest for life ever since he took over the media space. Even though he was popular for being the brother of the singer and actress Ariana Grande, he wanted to make it big in his own terms, to be on his own two feet. Being a triple major in Theatre and Dance along with Biology, Frankie stepped into his performing career by first participating in regional theatre and later joining the Broadway cast. From ‘Boots the Monkey’ to ‘Mamma Mia!’ he did what he loved best—acting and performing—for almost three years and even went on to win ‘Mr Broadway’ for a charity benefit. After shining as an actor, he then switched gears to producing shows. He has produced many on and off Broadway shows like ‘Hamlet’, ‘La Bête’, and ‘Born Yesterday’ which earned him much recognition in the show biz world. Things then took a detour when Mr. Grande went on to appear on the reality show ‘Big Brother’ in the year 2014. Known for his outrageous-yet-downright-impressive moments, Frankie soon started gaining popularity on many portals and was invited to feature as a judge/host on TV programs. In the midst of all this hype around him, Frankie was also a proud owner of a growing self-titled YouTube channel. With ‘TV Guide’ calling him ‘Our favorite YouTube star’ and with finding a spot on the ‘Billboards’ 32 Top Social Media Stars, Frankie’s rather vibrant and blooming career looks aimed to shoot for the moon! With over 418K subs on YouTube and over a million on Instagram, he can be hailed as the prince of TV and social media!
Apart from performing, acting, and reigning over social media, Grande has also added another feather to his hat as a host on shows like ‘American Music Awards’, and ‘Style Code Live.’ He even launched a unisex perfume brand along with his sister, called ‘Frankie by Ariana Grande’. There is still so much that Frankie Grande is known and loved for, and it might take ages to cover all his achievements on a page! But one thing is for certain, this man aims to inspire and will stop at nothing!
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What Makes Frankie Grande So Special
Frankie’s career might look sparkly and sometimes even surreal, but this gentleman has always lived by the rule of making it big in order to get more aspirants on board. He wants to inspire and make the road less traveled a smooth one for the people that possess the same level of eccentricity as he does. In the year 2007, Frankie Grande co-founded ‘Broadway in South Africa’ which is a non-profit arts organization that teaches performance arts to the underprivileged youth of South Africa. He even donated his ‘Big Brother’ earnings to ‘BuildOn’ that works with the disadvantaged in Africa, to build and fund schools. No doubt, this young man is on to change the world!
Frankie Grande is openly gay and rumors are that he and model Tayte Hanson are secretly dating and are probably even living together. Even though the couple tried to keep their relationship low-key, their palpable adoration for each other is on full display at award shows and concerts!
Behind The Curtains
Frankie James Grande was born on January 24, 1983, in New York, USA, to Victor, a physician, and Joan, a chief executive officer. He has two half-siblings- Ariana and James. Frankie has won tons of hearts worldwide with his happy-go-lucky attitude and will surely go on to become the game-changer that he dreams and hopes for!