After turning books into bestsellers with his hair and bare chest alone, Fabio then published a bunch of his own, historical romance novels with the help of a ghostwriter.
And while you may not have heard much from him in recent years, rest assured he’s been working away on a variety of projects that involve his signature feature – his hair, which is at age 61, is just as luscious as his glory days.
“I feel great, even more so now,” he told news.com.au.
He credits his youthfulness to two things – an active lifestyle and a wholesome diet that doesn’t involve any alcohol.
That’s right, Fabio doesn’t drink at all nor does he eat sweet things.
“I was 18 when I first tried wine and I didn’t like the experience. I was never into wine,” he said.
And if that shocks you, the former Italian model also isn’t a fan of pasta, cheese and gelato.
“So what the heck was I doing in Italy?” he laughed. “I felt like a fish out of water so I just left and it was the best decision I ever made in my life.”
Fabio has been living in LA for the past 32 years, and while he has continued to dabble in a few projects of late, it’s his most recent that he couldn’t wait to talk about – Aston James.
No, it’s not a car. This time his iconic locks have steered him into the direction of Australia where he has teamed up with two Aussie mates to help launch a hair care line.
One he says that embodies “everything he is about – class, style and sophistication”.
“I have so many people and companies wanting to to do hair campaigns with me and I am sceptical because a lot of these products are not natural and they mislead people,” Fabio explained.
However, when Aussie entrepreneurs Liam Robinson and Daniel Phillips pitched the idea to Fabio a few years back, he couldn’t say no.