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Fabio Lanzoni (born March 15, 1959), widely known simply as Fabio, is an Italian male fashion model who appeared on the cover of hundreds of romance novels throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Lanzoni was born in Milan, Italy, the son of Flora (née Carnicelli) and Sauro Lanzoni, a mechanical engineer. He started as a male model and film star in Italy, then moved to New York City and became a runway and catalog model for the Ford agency. He became famous in the romance world for appearing on hundreds of romance book covers, the first of which was Hearts Aflame in 1987. He is known among video game enthusiasts for his box cover pose for the NES game Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II in 1989. After retiring from modeling in 1991, Lanzoni left New York for the lure of the big screen, where he hoped to follow in the tradition of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as a new action-adventure film actor. He has also modeled for many authors, including Bertrice Small and Nora Roberts.
In 2002, Fabio designed and launched a line of women`s outerwear that was sold at the Sam`s Club division of Wal-Mart. The line was launched nationally in 2003 and was featured on many TV shows including The View, The Insider, Fox & Friends, Your World with Neil Cavuto, CNBC’s Business Hour and in print publications including Fortune, People and many local newspapers across the country. Fabio is a frequent guest on Late Night with Conan O`Brien, where he consistently garners laughs with his campy quality. He was featured in a series of television spots for "I Can`t Believe It`s Not Butter" throughout the 1990s, and returned to the role in 2006 to help promote the "new and improved" spread. On June 7, 2006, Fabio helped crown Greg Vaughan as the new I Can`t Believe It`s Not Butter spokesman, though Fabio has hinted that he will not totally be removed from his role in promoting the spread. He has appeared in commercials for Wickes Furniture, and was featured in the video for Jill Sobule`s 1995 song, "I Kissed a Girl". He hosted the show Mr. Romance on the Oxygen Network in 2005, which was called the search for the next Fabio. He appeared on Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC and America`s Next Top Model, and is currently guesting in Bo! in the USA, as the idol and sidekick of Keith Lemon. In the February 2007 issue of Stuff Magazine, Fabio discussed his interest in audiovisual equipment. "My father was an engineer, so it`s in my genes". On November 2, 2007, Fabio was in a Beverly Hills restaurant altercation with actor George Clooney, who believed a dinner companion of Fabio`s was taking photographs of Clooney.
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Fabio Lanzoni (born 15 March 1959), most widely known by the mononym Fabio, is an Italian fashion model, spokesperson, and actor, who appeared on the covers of dozens of romance novels throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
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(1998) TV commercial: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, (2000) TV commercial: Wickes Furniture stores, (1995) Print ads" Van den Bergh Foods' I Can't Believe It's Not Butter flavoring spray, (2010) TV commercial: Toyota automobiles