Photos: Carlito Olivero performs Chicago Pride Fest

Wed. June 25, 2014 7:47 AM by News Staff

photo credit // ken brown
With his successful stint on The X Factor officially wrapped up, Chicago-native Carlito Olivero returned home to his old stomping grounds and a performance at Chicago Pride Fest.

"Yes, this is my first Pride Fest," Olivero told "I have a big gay following and have a lot of really close friends who are gay as well. I'm a big supporter of everyone."

The 24-year-old pop singer, who finished third in the competition, was serving up lattes at a coffee shop in Los Angeles when he made his debut on the hit reality show. However, that wasn't his first taste of stardom, or even reality television.

Olivero was first featured on camera during the MTV reality series Making Menudoin 2007, and was featured in the Latin boy band Menudo until 2009 with songs like "Lost" and "More Than Words."

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