Mark Indelicato is best known for playing Justin Suarez, the fashion-obsessed nephew of Betty on ABC’s surprise hit Ugly Betty and the 15-year-old is quickly becoming a star! Indelicato began acting when he was only 8 years old and his accomplishments include appearing in national commercials, on the series Hack, The Chappelle’s Show, and Disney’s Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He has also performed on stage in productions such as La Vie En Bleu, “Wicked Day”, and at the Gershwin Theatre for the “Defying Inequality” benefit. This friendly teen is a hit with everyone, but his biggest fan might just be his precious dog Chino.
The young star is always busy and full of life, but when stress takes its toll and he needs a break from it all he knows he can always count on Chino to make it better. “He is there for moral support,” Indelicato says, “He always knows when something is wrong and always comes up to you and snuggles up to your leg. Chino is just here to always say ‘Hey, everything is okay. I love you’.”
Indelicato fell in love with Chino at first sight when he spotted the puppy at the pet store in LA. “I saw him all by himself in the corner. He was so cute and the mellowest of them all and I just knew I wanted him! The people had been calling him ‘Cappuccino’ and I thought- Chino!” After Chino the California native moved to New York with his new owner, it was quite the adaptation. “When he first got here, he could not adapt. It took him about a month! But now, he goes out on the streets and trots about like it’s nobody’s business! He loves it here”
Maybe it is best he stays inside to stop from being dog-napped, because according Indelicato Chino (like his owner) has many admirers! “If Chino were a celebrity he would be Chace Crawford, “says Indelicato, “He’s awesome! All the girls want Chino! He would be on Gossip Girl too, because he’s that cool. He reminds me of a Gossip Girl dog.”
This Gossip Girl dog would have a lot to tell when he has friends like Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera, and everyone else Indelicato brings Chino around! Acting does not seem to be in Chino’s future, but modeling might be! What designer would Chino wear best? “Tom Ford, “Indelicato says, “He’s got that silver-fashion,hotness happening! I think Tom Ford should do a dog line and Chino should be the face of it…