Today it’s my pleasure to present an interview of multi-talented John Antorino. His career encompasses many avenues; personal trainer, nutrition consultant, bodybuilder, model, actor. His resume lists a variety of items to include television/film, commercials, magazines, catalogs, etc. Definitely a man of many talents!
A: No not really. I am a go-getter. And do what I set my mind to and want to do. The next job for me I think will be, becoming a father. Will be my best job and best work yet too. From the heart. Hope not too mushy and too personal. I’m an open book and tell it like it is and what I feel. So….
Q: You are A.S.P.T. Phlebotomy certified, American Heart Association First Aid and CPR certified. Have you ever used these skills?
A: Yes I did. I worked with kids with behavioral problems. Most came from broken fatherless homes. Single-parent homes. Some lived with their Grandparents. Some lived in foster homes. It was a very tough, yet rewarding job for me. Definitely had to have thick skin and patience for that job. Constantly being called names, swung on, and threatened. I enjoyed it though. My real true passion in life is actually helping others. Always been this way too. Even as a young kid.
Q: Your childhood was tough, but you had a loving mother for support. How did you help her and your twin sister?
I was forced to grow up fast and at a young age. I would always stick up for them. Men that would stare and make comments or whatever. I was so protective. Even as a little boy. I’d fight grown men. I am still so protective of the women in my life. Always will be.
Now that things are all good in my life I am blessed to be able to give back and do for my Mom now. I have taken her on several trips. One, was her dream trip to Italy a few years ago. We’ll go back sometime. She’s surely my best friend and #1 fan.
Q: You’ve been a cover/magazine model. Is preparing for each of these different?
A: Yes, it depends on what type of magazine or what kind of cover. Sometimes I need to be a bit bigger and more muscular for the fitness and muscle magazines, and leaner for the book covers and the clothing/underwear ads I do. I try and stay pretty consistent though with my looks and the total package I present. I take pride in total proportion all around.
Q: Tell us about appearing in Playgirl.
Q: Do you have a workout routine? What do you do?
A: Yes of course. I workout twice daily. I do cardio and abs in the early AM. Usually 6AM. I do the treadmill, bike, and/or stepmill. Then go back to the gym in the afternoon to do my weight training. I train one body part per day per week. I workout just about everyday. I do weights 5-6 days a week. Depending on how I feel and what work I am doing or have coming up will decide if I have an off day. I work extremely hard in the gym. It’s my life.
Q: Do you have a special routine when preparing for auditions?
A: Pretty much just get mentally prepared. Know what I am going to say or do when I go in depending on what kind of role and what the circumstances are. If I have a script ahead of time. Have I read for the casting director before? It’s definitely nerve-wracking.
Q: I understand you like cars and toys. What do you have?
A: Oh boy. Yes I sure do. I look at it this way. I am not married and have no kids yet. So. Until then I will buy my cars and toys. Right now I have a few cars. I used to have 4 cars. 2 on each coast. Right now I have a 2010 limited edition Nissan 350Z, 2010 limited edition Mitsubishi Endeavor, and a 2010 Dodge Charger Hemi. Those are the cars. I recently got rid of my Mercedes and my Range Rover. I have a motorcycle- Custom Honda CBR954rr. And my waverunner- Honda Aquatrax 1300.
Q: Have you worked internationally before?
A: Yes I have. Actually early in my career I was blessed to have landed work in Germany, Italy, And Paris. And since been working all over the world. Been to Italy many times. I’ve done underwear ads and clothing ads there. I have done many ads in Germany. Some of the other places I’ve worked are New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa, London, Mexico, and Canada. To name a few.
Q: How did you become a romance book cover model?
A: I was always told I’d be perfect for book covers. That I’d be the ideal cover model. So, a photographer that shot them approached me. And here we are.
Q: You have a wonderful and long resume of your fabulous career. What will be added next to your list of accomplishments?
A: I am hoping soon to land a full-time role on a TV show. Or a larger movie role. As well as continue doing book covers and magazines.
A: When you’re not working, traveling, or in the gym? I love to relax at home. Cook some nice meals. Watch a good movie. Do they still have those? Good movies. Haha. Man they make some really bad movies now. And TV. Don’t get me started on that. With all this silly reality TV junk. Sorry, rant. Watch some good sports. Go to games. Sit on the beach. Shop. Spend time with my family. Ride my motorcycle. Sleep. Eat.
Q: Favorite food?
A: Italian of course! Pizza. Meatballs. Etc…And Chinese food. Just wish I could eat these foods more often. I am usually on a strict diet.
A: Water! I actually don’t drink alcohol at all. Never have before. Not even a sip. I basically only drink water. But when I get real crazy I like Snapple Iced Tea or Arizona Iced Tea. Haha. Yep!
Q: What would you consider to be the most romantic place in the world…just so we might get some travel ideas?
A: Hmmmm tough one. I’ve been all around the world. Probably Italy. Venice. Yes. So nice. Romantic for sure. Some places in Mexico I’ve been are romantic. Many islands I’ve been to are romantic. St Thomas. Aruba. You know what. It all just depends on you and who you are sharing the time with. Can find romance anywhere. Just have to have the right company and right mood.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Would like to thank you for asking me to do this interview. Thank all my family friends and my fans for their love and support and keeping my career and me going all these years. It’s been some ride. To say the least. And all your friends that are authors. Put me on more covers. Hahaaaa…..All the best to everyone. God Bless- John Antorino
Anyone wishing to contact John Antorino, feel free at his email: Superman530@yahoo.com
John’s fan page: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/John-Antorino/111924588819474