Photography by Luke Fontana. Photographed at
The High Line Hotel, New York
. Styling by Marc Anthony George. Groomer: Angela Di Carlo. Jeans by Calvin Klein Jeans. Underwear by Calvin Klein.
For most teenagers, a visit to the dentist is a drag, but for Alessio Pozzi, a teeth-cleaning turned out to be a life-changing event. "I was sitting there waiting for my appointment, and I saw this guy staring at me," the 19-year-old Capriolo, Italy, native recalls, referring to the scout who discovered him. "He came up to me and said, 'You look interesting. Maybe you can try modeling.' "
Pozzi had a few photos taken, and not long after, he was signed by the prestigious Elite agency in Milan. In a matter of weeks, the 6-foot-2 Adonis was sent to fashion week runway shows around the world, and caught the eyes of mega-brands like Versace and Givenchy, which both tapped Pozzi for their spring 2015 campaigns (see his sexy ads
). "I never thought I could pose or do something like that," Pozzi admits. "It looked embarrassing to me. But after the first two shoots, I started feeling more comfortable."
Now he's the one making us feel a little uncomfortable. His smoldering Mediterranean sex appeal and perfectly sculpted body have made Pozzi's star rise fast. He recently landed his first
cover and finished shooting another major campaign--this time for an American brand. Move over, Bieber.