Let’s face it: it was only a matter of time. There you are, minding your own business as a maths lecturer at University College London and then suddenly, you discover that your mischevious students have been posting sneaky pictures of you online so that the world can see how attractive you are. Clearly, there’s only one thing to do, and that’s become an Armani model.
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This is LITERALLY what happened to Pietro Boselli, the 28-year-old with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UCL. As news spread of his, er, unusual appearance for a maths teacher (no offence to our old teachers, if you’re reading this) Pietro amassed over 850,000 followers on Instagram, where he treats his fans to shots of him in speedos and not a lot else. Which is good, really, as it helped him bag a contract with Armani.
We know, it’s hard to fathom why the Italian hunk has decided to give up his day job for a while in order to pursue his modelling dream. Why, oh why would you ever replace Pythagoras’ theorem with travelling around the world and generally being celebrated for being so darn beautiful? Beats us.
Well, that’s exactly what he’s done. Pietro has been signed to the agency Models 1, and has now been named as the face of Giorgio Armani’s EA7 sportswear collection. Although this is definitely his biggest modelling job to date, it’s not his first foray into the world of fashion by any means.
At the tender age of seven, Pietro fronted an Armani Junior campaign and has since walked for Emporio Armani in 2008 and also modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch. And did we mention he’s a brainbox?
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Whoever said that maths was pointless clearly wasn’t in Pietro’s class.