Carlito Olivero came to prominence singing in the band “Menudo” rebooted by an MTV reality show. He is also a successful actor and solo singer. Let’s find out more about his current relationship status, net worth, family, etc.
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Early life and family
Carlos Emmanuel Olivero was born into the family of a Puerto-Rican father and Mexican mother, on 16 July 1989, in Chicago, Illinois USA, so under the sign of Cancer, and holding American nationality. He started dancing and singing very early, as his father and his aunt were break dancers from their early school years. He was always surrounded by artistic people, and since birth absorbed a love of performing. His parents, whose names are still unknown, bought him a karaoke machine as a birthday present, and spent hours training singing.
Since he was in his secondary school, he participated in various singing competitions, mainly choosing the song from ‘N Sync and Elvis Presley’s repertoire. Carlos also took his stage name “Carlito” as he adores the criminal drama “Carlito’s Way” (1993), with Al Pacino in the leading role.
Little is known about Carlito’s educational background, except that he matriculated from his local high school in 2007. After that he jumped into the MTV project “Making Menudo” and didn’t have a chance to continue with his education.
Joining Menudo band
In 2007 Carlito joined the cast of the reality show aired on MTV, “Making Menudo”. The band “Menudo” was originally formed in 1977, and was one of the most popular Latin music bands; however, the band stopped releasing albums and touring in 1997. It is worth saying that such singers as Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa were members of the band in late ‘80s. The authorities of the MTV channel decided to make up a reality show, finding a new squad for the band. The show was launched on 25 October 2007; Carlito got to the final of the show, joining the band and singing with it until 2009, as “Menudo” then disbanded. Carlito benefited a lot from his singing in the band, as he toured around the US and some other countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, etc.
Phoenix, Az I’ll see y’all tmw!!! Bring the whole city with u! Let’s turn up for the little time I’m there! pic.twitter.com/9HbCNbr9eE
— Carlito Olivero (@Carlitosway89) October 12, 2018
Solo music career
After leaving the “Menudo” reboot project, Carlito tried himself as a solo singer. He released two singles from 2011 to 2012, entitled “Rain” and “Love Letter”. Later he released his album “D.D.B.R.W.S.” (2015) which included 11 tracks in the genre of R&B, hip-hop and rap. The album was produced by Dem Jointz, as known as Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., whose producing experience has such stars in his list as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dr. Dre and Janet Jackson. The most successful single from the album was called “Pon Ya Body”, and the music video for the track was released on 25 January 2015, even before the whole album was out (on 16 July 2015). The video now has more than 6.5 million views on YouTube.
Carlito also collaborated with Royalty, being featured in his song “Brown Eyed Girl” (2010); Baby Bash and Printz Board participating in recording of their song “Hit Me (BBM Me) If You Miss Me” (2011); and J. Dash, joining his track “Tabloid Truth” (2012).
The X Factor
In 2013 Carlito participated in The X Factor USA. Joining the cast of the third season, Carlito made it to the final, holding third place and mentored by Paulina Rubio. During the show Carlito tried himself not only in hip-hop and R&B, but also stepped out of his comfort zone to perform some of Santana’s songs, and Justin Bieber’s hits.
Carlito started his acting career in 2012, appearing in the episode “Virtual Love” of the third season of “Rizzoli & Isles” (2010 – 2016). After that he landed the role of Paco in the movie “We The Party” (2012), playing along with Snoop Dogg and other legendary hip-hop personalities. In 2014 Carlito played Raphael in the comedy-drama “Chocolate City”, also appearing as Teddy in the super popular series “Modern Family” the same year, playing Alex’s boyfriend in the episode “Strangers in the Night”. From 2015 Carlito started appearing in indie video and web television series, such as “East Los High” (2015), “Breaking Through” (2015) and “Step Up: High Water” (2018 – 2019), in which he landed the role of Davis Jimenez. He also played Derek Sandoval in the movie “Bad Samaritan” (2018). Carlito is now cast to the future project called “Domino: Battle of the Bones” in which he is going to play Frederico.
Carlito has always been very secretive about everything related to his private life. He’s never mentioned any names of his girlfriends, though he once tweeted that he would love to date somebody who loved him more than his ex-girlfriend. However, Carlito hasn’t revealed his current relationship status and has never posted any photos of his partner. A lot of people questioned if he was gay, but he denied that, admitting that he liked girls. Some of his fans considered his on-screen girlfriend Jade Chynoweth to be his lover in real life, but she denied the rumors, posting their mutual picture on her Instagram account saying they were just good friends, and had an affair with him only in the episodes of the series “Step Up: High Waters”.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- Carlito once shared he adored the talent of Alicia Keys, the Grammy-winning R&B singer and songwriter.
- He also shared he has a talent for drawing and likes spending his spare time drawing something.
- He likes Mexican food, and enjoys having pizza sometimes.
- His favorite drink is coffee.
- His favorite movies are “Ghost” (1990), “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) and “The Mask” (1994).
- His favorite actors are Jim Carrey and Patrick Swayze.
- Carlito also admitted that it was Patrick Swayze and his character of Johnny Castle who inspired him to start his dancing career, after he saw the movie “Dirty Dancing”.
Social media presence
Carlito is quite active on his social media accounts. His Instagram profile is followed by almost 140,000 subscribers, his Twitter is read by more than 85,000 people, while his Facebook is liked and followed by more than 380,000 users. He also has his official YouTube channel, on which he uploads his music videos and vlogs from the sets.
Appearance, clothing style
Carlito has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 158lbs (72kgs) – his vital statistics are not available at the moment.
As to his clothing style, he likes classy hip-hop apparel, wearing mostly white tank-tops with wide low-settled jeans, unbuttoned shirts and sneakers. He doesn’t have any tattoos.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Carlito’s current net worth is estimated to be around $600,000. During his successful acting and singing career he had a chance to participate in multiple projects which brought him fame and wealth. As he is already signed to the new seasons of such series as “Step Up: High Waters” and has his singing career going, his net worth is very likely going to grow in future.