Ricardo Rene Garcia Jr. or simply known as Ricky Garcia is an actor and singer who plays Naldo Montoya on Best Friends Whenever. Ricky Garcia is best known as one of the lead singers of Forever In Your Mind (FIYM), the popular boy band that competed on season three of “X Factor.” Since then, Ricky and his fellow FIYM members have released two singles and have opened for top acts, such as Jesse McCartney and Demi Lovato.
Ricky Garcia was born on January 22, 1999 on a U.S. military base in Puerto Rico while his dad was serving in the Navy. His family later moved to San Antonio, Texas. He is the youngest out of three kids. He has two older brothers. Ricky Garcia is of Mexican and German decent. Prior to acting he was a model. After being cast in “Best Friends Whenever” Ricky’s family relocated to California.
Ricky Garcia auditioned as a solo artist on the X-Factor. Getting placed in a band with Jon Klassen and Emery Kelly, they made their first hit ‘she lights the world’. He was paired with them to form the pop trio Forever in Your Mind.
Jon left the band to be a solo artist so Emery’s cousin Liam Attridge rounded the line up. Now they are making forever in your mind big and soon having an EP out, Ricardo Rene Garcia Jr. is making it big in Hollywood records and the hearts of his fans.
Before X Factor, he was a model before becoming a musician who also enjoys surfing California beaches.
In 2015, he began playing the character Naldo on the series Best Friends Whenever.
Ricky used to date American dancer and model Chloe Lukasiak for about a year from 2015 to 2016. Chloe is best known for being an original cast member of Lifetime’s reality television series Dance Moms during Season 1 through Season 4.