Los Angeles, CA
Monte Franks was born and grew up in Long Beach Ca. His mother, Pamela Wade raised him and his brother Gerald Franks as a single mother until he met his stepfather Deloy Wade. At the age of 14 Monte earned a scholarship to Jesuit Prep school in Sacramento Ca. At Jesuit he became a football sensation earning All American honors and numerous scholarship offers from colleges across America. He ultimately decided to attend Arizona State University. While at Arizona St he suffered a life threatening liver injury playing in his second collegiate game and was forced to sit out 2 seasons. After recovering he went on to promising professional career that was cut short by a torn ACL. After football he went on to modeling and acting shooting campaigns for Tommy Hillfiger, Sean Jean, Hugo Boss, Phat Farm, Nike amongst many other while shooting over 10 national commercials and appearing on television shows such as CSI and The Closer. After gaining momentum in the entertainment industry he decided to take a break from it all and pursue several business ventures such as becoming a Wingstop Franchise and owning and and managing several pieces of commercial and residential realestate properties. In 2012 he lost his best friend which prompted him to go back to the entertainment industry as an emotional outlet it was then that he realized that this is where he belongs.