With a complete passion for performing, Frankie Cena has been acting, modeling, and singing since the age of seven. Currently a twenty-two year old and a Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from the University of British Columbia – Sauder School of Business, Frankie is ready to perform on stages across the world and record chart topping albums.
Frankie’s first official performances were with the British Columbia Boys Choir at the age of nine. Singing alto and then tenor with the choir, Frankie traveled all throughout Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. Some highlights of his time with the choir, included being featured on a full size billboard in China and singing for Her Majesty, The Queen of England at her 50th Jubilee in front of millions of television viewers and 18,000+ hockey fans.
Frankie began performing at a variety of festivals, events, and singing competitions throughout his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Frankie has won titles such as Port Moody Idol, Tri-City Idol, Youth Talent Showdown Champion, Lougheed’s Got Talent Champion and was a PNE Star Discovery Finalist. At the age of sixteen, Frankie also participated in the final season of Canadian Idol where he made it to the “TV Round” beating out hundreds to sing for the celebrity judges.
He was also blessed to advance to the third round of the Glee Project in Chicago, where he was able to sing for Robert Urlich (The Casting Director of Glee) who said, “Frankie you have a lovely voice”.
Over the years, Frankie has also been able to combine his talents of acting, singing, and performing in lead theater roles in “The King Who Wouldn’t Sing”, “How I Became Queen”, “Aladdin”, Danny in “Grease” and more recently as Gabe in “Next to Normal.”
Frankie is currently performing at a wide variety of events throughout Vancouver with an ever-growing set list that crosses numerous genres. He is also an experienced Host Emcee.
In 2012, Frankie obtained his largest title – Mr. World Canada 2012/2013. Beating out several hopefuls, Frankie would go on to represent his nation at the world’s largest competition of its kind. The Mr. World contest featured over 50 men from around the world and included fitness, modeling, photo shoots, interviews, a multimedia competition, and a talent contest. After several eliminations and an emotional performance, Frankie became Mr. World Talent. Frankie also placed in the Top 10 overall, even after being the shortest male in the history of the event.
Shortly after his reign began, Frankie became the only Canadian selected among thousands of North Americans to be featured in American Eagle’s 2013 Back to School Campaign. Frankie can be seen in stores, around the world.
In his spare time, Frankie coaches 3 debate groups who have won numerous awards throughout the world. He enjoys sharing his experience and mentoring other youth hopefuls as they begin their own careers in the music and acting industry. He also enjoys debating, spending time with his friends and family and traveling. His motto, “Find Your Voice it Matters” perfectly illustrates his passion for inspiring youth and also using his voice as a speaker and singer.