Frank Bustos is the driver and friend of Terry Crews. The America’s Got Talent host surprises Frank with a garden makeover on Celebrity IOU.
“I really think giving pays off,” Crews says in the episode. Turning to his driver, he adds, “And I know I’m supposed to be there for you.”
The series follows celebrities who work with “Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott to surprise important people in their lives with home renovations. This season’s other stars include Drew Barrymore, Cindy Crawford, Idina Menzel, Cheryl Hines, Kate Hudson, Leslie Jordan and Wilmer Valderrama.
Bustos switched careers last October, leaving a “stressful career” as a driver for the Crews family, according to HGTV.
“I fought so much and retired early because I just couldn’t handle it anymore,” explained Bustos. “I come from a really intense work environment. I worked in the senior field for 21 years and found myself becoming someone I couldn’t be. I wasn’t happy, I was stressed every day.”
With driving experience, a client told him about hiring an A-list actor and soon he was working for crews.
Although Bustos has not been with the Crews family long, he has made a lasting impression.
HGTV described him as a “family driver and close friend” of Crews. But according to a press release, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor “sees Frank as an older brother to him and a second father figure to his children and says he takes care of his family as if it were his own.”
Crews has a large family. He and his wife Rebecca have five children. As he explained to the Scott twins, they used to hire several drivers but found that not everyone was trustworthy. Eventually Bustos came into her life.
The ‘White Chicks’ star added that Bustos has never disappointed, saying: “It’s like he’s always been here.”
Bustos is on a weight loss journey starting at 560 pounds.
As he admits in the episode, Bustos used food as his “escape”. But his wife wanted him to lose the weight “not for aesthetic reasons, but for my family.”
He’s already lost an impressive 200 pounds, but Crews says he’s working on losing more. Bustos turned to his former athlete boss for inspiration as he tries to shed another 80 pounds.
Now Crews is helping him with the tools he needs to achieve his goal.
Bustos is also a husband and father and explains that his weight loss was inspired by his daughter. His wife told him to take his fitness journey one step at a time.
The driver and his family were accommodated in a rented apartment during the renovation. When it was finally revealed, his wife couldn’t name just one favorite aspect. As she said, she loves “All of it”.
Terry Crews turns to Drew and Jonathan to remodel Bustos’ favorite spot: his backyard.
Before the renovation, Busto’s backyard consisted of dead grass, a tiny grill, handcrafted weights, and a pool. But the trio will work together to create a space for the whole family while also helping the rider “meet their fitness goals.”
“The new outdoor oasis will feature a stylish outdoor kitchen and dining area, a Zen fireplace area and an immersive poolside gym with top-of-the-line outdoor exercise equipment and pergolas for shade,” reads a press release.
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