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 here and here). “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 GQ Style cover and finished shooting another major campaign—this time for an American brand. Move over, Bieber.