Monday, October 11, 2010
Interview of Cover Model/Actor Julian Fantechi!
Today it’s my pleasure to present an interview of multi-talented Julian Fantechi. His career encompasses many avenues: cover model, occupational therapist, fitness trainer, advertising model, actor! His resume lists a variety of items to include television roles, commercials, magazine appearances and theatre performances.
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Q: With all the different career directions you’ve taken, is there one job you’ve thought about trying but haven’t attempted?
A: Hmm...perhaps a minister...no seriously. Go to some third world country and get my hands dirty helping people out and talking Jesus at the same time. That's what a real man of God should do instead of telling people who to vote for and condemning gays.
Q: You have a Master’s degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy and specialized in working with mentally disabled children. Tell us about some experiences you had. What was the best part of your job?
A: It's a great career to have. Helping children. I would not be doing anything else in my life. Well except maybe be a PlayBoy photographer, lol.
Q: All the modeling work you’ve done includes the following magazines: Men’s Exercise, Exercise for Men, Men’s Workout, Men’s Health, and Men’s Fitness. How would you describe the competition for these jobs?
A: Intense. Everyone wants to be in a magazine but only a few can be.
Q: You’ve appeared on romance covers for Harlequin, St. Martin’s Press, and DCL publications. Tell us what a “shoot” is like for a romance cover model.
A: It involves flowers, candles and castles. And lots of white doves flying around.
Q: As a cover model, do you have any say into the process? Can you ask for a pose to be changed or not used? Have you ever done this, and, if so, what happened?
A: Not really. It's what the publisher wants. This is a business not a glamour ego thing.
Q: Is there a difference between doing a “shoot” for magazines and book covers?
A: Not really. A shoot is a shoot. You just have to go with the theme.
Q: Tell us about your acting experiences. Any favorite one?
A: Ugly Betty was great. I got to make out with Salma Hayek.
Q: Favorite food?
Q: Favorite drink?
A: Lemonade from lemons in my yard.
Q: What would you consider to be the most romantic place in the world…just so we might get some travel ideas?
Anything else you’d like to add?
I am looking forward to new covers by Lori Lyn, Veronica Towers, Annie Marshall and of course Kate Hoffman who I have done several wonderful covers for. Any authors wanting me to appear on their cover please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or anyone wanting to purchase an autographed copy of any of my magazine covers.
Thanks for having me and a big hug and kiss to your readers!
Posted by Marianne Stephens at 12:01 AM