Frankie Delgado introduced viewers to a life of luxury in the first season of “The Hills: New Beginnings,” but with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down most of the hospitality business, the young entrepreneur was forced to rewrite your chapter one more time.
“I went from having a great income to zero to contemplating the possibility of receiving government assistance through the unemployment route, which I never thought or even imagined would happen,” Delgado told ET Canada.
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Delgado turned his love of nightlife into a career by becoming a partner at sbe’s HYDE Sunset in Los Angeles. But once the club famous for nightly celebrity sightings was forced to temporarily close its doors in 2020, Delgado took the time he spent in quarantine to turn sour lemons into sweet lemonade by developing and helping with several other companies.
Some of the ones he’s most proud of include Krispy Rice (sushi delivery only restaurant), Stuffed Puffs (chocolate filled marshmallows), Backbone (game system), Nux (sportswear) and Mikey’s (gluten-free and dairy-free restaurant) .
“It humiliated me, but I come from Tijuana and I have been in that situation where I had to solve it when there was no other option and I think that COVID as much as it affected me at first, it also made me better as a human being, as a person who She is empathetic and understands other people’s situations, and I am grateful that I was given another opportunity to be there for my family in a way that I never thought I could be. “
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Brandon Thomas Lee echoed Delgado’s statement saying that ET Canada Delgado has the most “inspiring” story of this season.
“Frankie has gone from one extreme to the next, like for a second he had no job, zero certainty about what was going to happen, and something that pushed where he’s killing now,” Lee said. “Everyone struggled a bit this year, and Brody [Jenner] I struggled too, but I feel like in terms of day and night and seeing someone succeed, it’s Frankie, and it’s been very inspiring. “
Catch “The Hills: New Beginnings” on Wednesday, May 12 at 9 pm ET / PT on MTV only.