Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tasty Crushie Tuesday: Diego Andrés González Boneta (that cutie who played Drew in "Rock of Ages")

Diego Andrés González Boneta (born November 29, 1990) is a Mexican singer and actor. He is best known for playing Rocco in the Mexican soap opera Rebelde and on CW's 90210. He recorded his self-titled debut album with his first single, Responde in 2005 and a Brazilian version for the album, with songs in Portuguese was recorded in 2006. At the moment, the album was released in Mexico, Brazil and Chile. He appeared as Alex Santiago in the ABC Family series of Pretty Little Liars. Boneta played Drew Boley in Adam Shankman's big screen production of Rock of Ages, released in June 2012.

* More info and lots of SHIRTLESS photos after break...

Personal life

Boneta was born in Mexico City, the son of Astrid Boneta and Lauro González, who are engineers. His father is Mexican, while his mother was born in the United States, to a Puerto Rican father and Spanish mother. Although he never knew his grandfather, Diego credits him for his musical talents.

Boneta speaks Spanish and English fluently. Boneta has triple citizenship, the other two being from the U.S. and Spain.

Singing career


During his stint in Rebelde, he released his debut album, titled Diego, in Mexico, Chile and Brazil in 2005. The album will be released in the United States on April 24. The album will be available for digital sale on April 3. The first single, "Responde" has already made it to #13 on the Mexican charts.[citation needed] His songs were synchronized in the telenovela Rebelde and, once finished, he went on an international tour with Mexican pop group RBD as a guest. "It was a really cool experience, because in countries like Brazil or Romania everybody sang my songs in Spanish," he said.

When promoting his first album in Mexico he opened three concerts (in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey) for Hilary Duff in 2006.


His second album, titled Indigo, was released on 25 March 2008. It features the single "Perdido en Ti" and "Losing Me", and is produced by Mitch Allan and written by Mitch Allan and Kara DioGuardi. On 5 May 2008, "Losing Me" and "Perdido En Ti" became iTunes Free Single of the Week.

[New English-language album]

Boneta has been working on a new album in English with Maroon 5's vocalist Adam Levine on his own label. It was scheduled for release in late 2012 or early 2013.

Acting career

[2003-2010: Early work]

He started his career in Mexico singing and acting. He worked extensively in television and appeared in the reality show Código F.A.M.A.. He did two children's telenovelas: Alegrijes y rebujos and Misión S.O.S which were shown on Univision. He was also in the teenage-oriented telenovela Rebelde.

In 2010, at 20 years-old, he appeared in the TV series Pretty Little Liars as Alex Santiago and in 90210 as Javier Luna which was "practically me with a different name" where he could sing and compose, mainly "Siempre tú" which came out at the end of the second season and the beginning of the third. His first film came in 2011 as the starring heartthrob Tyler Adams in the teen flick Mean Girls 2 opposite Meaghan Martin. Martin was the only actor he knew at that time, he recalled it was really easy to work with her because they were friends. Also the film gave him the opportunity to experience high school since he didn't get to, being that he was tutored and working.

[2011-present: Breakthrough]

His big Hollywood break came when he was cast in the lead role in Adam Shankman's movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. He played Drew Boley, a young upstart in Los Angeles in the late '80s with dreams of becoming a rock star. Of Boneta's audition, Shankman called him the "next big thing" and compared him to Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Liam Hemsworth.[7] As he shot into the spotlight he became the cover model of TROIX magazine’s 'March Men Madness' 2011 issue, introducing him as "Prince Charming".[8] He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In May 2013 Boneta began filming in West Virginia for an upcoming independent film entitled Another You co-starring Ksenia Solo.

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