Franco Noriega has solidified himself as a sex icon, earning the nickname “Naked Chef” after a generouscooking video went viral in 2016 that led him to TV features with Ellen DeGeneres and Martha Stewart. Since then, he’s managed to successfully leverage this reputation, having opened his Peruvian restaurant Baby Brasa in New York City and competed on Univision’s Mira Quién Baila. Now, Franco’s embarking on a pop music career, which harks back to his performing arts roots.
Producer Frank Santofimio, who’s collaborated with everyone from Chino Y Nacho and Daddy Yankee to Leslie Grace and Becky G, is behind Franco’s music breakout. The track is called “Me Aceleras,” and recruits a wildly stacked lineup for the accompanying video, out today. Photographer Mariano Vivanco, a fellow Peruvian, makes his music video debut, as top model Shanina Shaik acts as Noriega’s love interest throughout.