He was last years hopeful on the X Factor but Frankie Cocozza has talked out about the time when his best friend died.
Frankie is now said to be turning his life around after he the death of his best friend that gave him a wake up call and a pep talk with X Factor judge Gary Barlow.
In an interview with Reveal magazine, Frankie said:
‘I was in Scotland and woke up to find 175 missed calls on my phone. It was 8am and I was still pissed from the night before.
‘I knew he wasn’t going to make it and travelled straight back to Brighton, but didn’t manage to see Connor before he passed away.’
‘After he died, I went mental. I blew £28,000 in one month buying bottles upon bottles of booze for my mates.
‘We were all in a bad way and didn’t know how else to deal with it.
‘Four weeks later my Auntie Toni – who looks after my finances – told me my bank statement was just a list of clubs.
‘I’d spent £4,000 a night, and she asked: ‘What are you doing to yourself?’ I realised I’d end up on the dole if I didn’t sort it out.’
Frankie got some wise words from Gary Barlow who got him to change his ways after his best friend died:
‘He came round for a cup of tea and told me to focus on the music,’
X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza has shaved off the mop hair and now has a nice spiky style that suites him well!
The 19-year-old decided to get a different look altogether after establishing himself with his long greasy messy style
Celebrity hairstylist Jamie Stevens was the man tasked with giving Frankie his new direction, having worked with him in the past several times.
Jamie said: ‘I’m going to be giving @FrankieCocozza a new restyle today. The mop is going. I’ll be tweeting live Picts later as it happens. From 530 x’. (sic)
Mr Stevens, who describes himself as ‘main hairdresser on X FACTOR & This morning,goks fashion fix’, gave a step by step picture account of the transformation.
Jamie tweeted the photo below of the two of them:
Frankie also had his eyebrows plucked as well!
He looks so much better and with the summer coming its too hot to have all that hair LOL.