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Model Fabio Lanzoni, 62, gives away $1MILLION worth of free beauty products for men

Italian-American model Fabio Lanzoni, known around the globe as just Fabio, cashed in on his looks as a romance novel cover star throughout the eighties and nineties.

And the 62-year-old, who is known for his chiselled chest and long flowing mane, is now using his experience in the industry for the greater good – giving away $1million worth of free beauty products for Aussie men to raise mental health awareness. 

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week, Fabio, who has collaborated with Aussie entrepreneurs Liam Robinson and Daniel Phillips for their Aston James line, revealed the secrets behind his youthful looks and (even shared his iconic love tips too!).

Beauty and brains: Iconic Italian model Fabio Lanzoni (pictured), 62, has revealed the secrets behind his youthful looks as he vows to give away $1MILLION worth of free beauty products for men, all in aid of raising mental health awareness 

Fabio surprisingly revealed he’s fuss-free when it comes to beauty, not washing his hair everyday and only ‘using the most organic products’.  

He considers the ‘foundation of life’ to be finding a ‘balance between mind, body and soul’ and likened the process to keeping a car in check. 

‘You have to take care of the engine, you have to take care of the body, also the wheel. You could have the best beautiful engine and the most beautiful body, but if you forget the wheels, you’re flat, you don’t go anywhere,’ he said.

Outlook: Fabio surprisingly told Daily Mail Australia last week that he's fuss-free when it comes to beauty, not washing his hair everyday and only 'using the most organic products'. He considers the 'foundation of life' to be finding a 'balance between mind, body and soul'

Outlook: Fabio surprisingly told Daily Mail Australia last week that he’s fuss-free when it comes to beauty, not washing his hair everyday and only ‘using the most organic products’. He considers the ‘foundation of life’ to be finding a ‘balance between mind, body and soul’

‘It’s the whole package. You have to find the balance between mind, body and soul. That’s the foundation of life.’  

Born in Italy in 1959, Fabio started as a model and actor in his native country before moving to New York City to focus on fashion modelling.

In addition to gracing the covers of hundreds of romance novels, the genetically blessed Italian has served as a spokesman for a variety of brands, including I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and Old Spice.  

His early days: Born in Italy in 1959, Fabio started as a model and actor in his native country before moving to New York City to focus on fashion modelling.

His early days: Born in Italy in 1959, Fabio started as a model and actor in his native country before moving to New York City to focus on fashion modelling.

Fabio on finding an Aussie wife: 

‘They’re down-to-earth. Living in a city like Los Angeles, it’s ‘me me me me me’ … I always have a good experience with Australian women. 

‘They’re down-to-earth and they’re beautiful inside and out. They really understand the values of life. 

‘To me as a man, that’s a real woman. They’re sophisticated, they’re beautiful inside, they’re beautiful outside.’ 

He surprisingly takes a balanced approach when it comes to diet and exercise, starting the day with oatmeal, berries and egg whites, followed by fish with vegetables or salad for lunch and something light with rice or quinoa for dinner. 

While he steers clear of booze, he does allow himself to indulge in pasta on occasion during the day before heading to the gym in the afternoon for a weights session.   

Referencing the current trend of Brazilian butt lifts and fat-freezing treatments, Fabio said that you can ‘work out and get a real butt’ without it looking ‘fake and phoney’.  

‘When you walk, it doesn’t even move properly,’ he laughed when describing a surgically enhanced derrière. ‘It doesn’t look real. It’s awful. No, work out and it’s going to be firm instead of being a wobbly thing that doesn’t even move properly. 

’40 or 50 years ago, they would put those people in the circus,’ he added. 

Fabio, who is on the hunt for a ‘down-to-earth Aussie wife’, also urged Aussies to close the dating apps and focus on meeting a potential partner in the outdoors.

Legendary heart-throb: In addition to gracing the covers of hundreds of romance novels, Fabio has served as a spokesman for a variety of brands including I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! and Old Spice

Legendary heart-throb: In addition to gracing the covers of hundreds of romance novels, Fabio has served as a spokesman for a variety of brands including I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and Old Spice 

'You need physical contact': Fabio, who is on the hunt for a 'down-to-earth Aussie wife', also urged Aussies to close the dating apps and focus on meeting a potential partner in the outdoors

‘You need physical contact’: Fabio, who is on the hunt for a ‘down-to-earth Aussie wife’, also urged Aussies to close the dating apps and focus on meeting a potential partner in the outdoors

In great shape: Fabio surprisingly takes a balanced approach when it comes to diet and exercise, starting the day with oatmeal, berries and egg whites, followed by fish with vegetables or salad for lunch and something light with rice or quinoa for dinner

In great shape: Fabio surprisingly takes a balanced approach when it comes to diet and exercise, starting the day with oatmeal, berries and egg whites, followed by fish with vegetables or salad for lunch and something light with rice or quinoa for dinner 

‘You can still meet people [outside]. You have a beautiful harbour, beautiful beaches. Get outside and be with nature. People don’t do that anymore,’ he said.

‘Everyone on the computer can lie. They can lie about their age, they can lie about many, many things. You need [physical] contact, not a computer conversation, not a text.’

On cosmetic surgery:

‘I understand when somebody is insecure and they do plastic surgery here and there, but now you get to the point where they go overboard.

‘All of a sudden their face doesn’t move and they look possessed. They look just like they’ve come out of a horror movie. 

‘They think they look amazing, they look good. People look at you, you get attention, they think you’re a freak.’  

Fabio is now giving away $1million worth of Aston James products to Australian men for free, with $1 from every kit being donated to the Black Dog Institute. All Aussie men have to do is pay for the shipping and handling.

The collaboration is close to home for Fabio, who has made it his mission ‘to give back to society’.  

‘I lost my sister to cancer, I’m very passionate about cancer [research]. There are so many illnesses out there. We have the potential as people to make a difference.’ 

On collaborating with entrepreneurs Liam and Daniel, Fabio said: ‘Australia and New Zealand are years ahead of everybody in terms of homeopathic remedies. You have plant extracts you can’t find in any other place in the world. 

‘When they approached me with the idea, I knew it would be a killer. It would be a perfect combination. The products have an Italian-style package, it’s a very chic, very luxury line.

‘There’s a lot of products out there that are beautiful but the product inside isn’t great.’  

‘We really wanted to capture something beautiful. All our bottles are glass, frosted glass. The extract we used is so powerful. We are also the first company in the world to use stainless steel for shampoo and hair conditioner.’ 

For more information, visit Aston James. 

Great cause: Fabio is giving away $1million worth of Aston James products to Australian men for free, with $1 from every kit being donated to the Black Dog Institute. All you pay for is the shipping and handling. Pictured with Aston James founders Liam Robinson (centre) and Daniel Phillips

Great cause: Fabio is giving away $1million worth of Aston James products to Australian men for free, with $1 from every kit being donated to the Black Dog Institute. All you pay for is the shipping and handling. Pictured with Aston James founders Liam Robinson (centre) and Daniel Phillips 

Success story: The collaboration is close to home for Fabio, who has made it his mission 'to give back to society'. On the line, he said: 'When they approached me with the idea, I knew it would be a killer. It would be a perfect combination'

Success story: The collaboration is close to home for Fabio, who has made it his mission ‘to give back to society’. On the line, he said: ‘When they approached me with the idea, I knew it would be a killer. It would be a perfect combination’ 

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