Q&A with Supermodel Pietro Boselli

Pietro Boselli’s rise to fame as one of the world’s top supermodels is a product of the social media age.

In 2014, Boselli was studying for his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and teaching mathematics when his nice physique captured the attention of some students. They took a photo and posted it to Facebook. It proceeded to go viral around 2015, thus putting Boselli in the global spotlight and launching his career as an adult model. He has been called the “world’s sexiest math teacher” and has become very well known in fitness modeling and physique competitions around the world.

Supermodel Pietro Boselli utilized Instagram’s relatively new Ask me a question feature to answer some questions from his fans. Spanning from motivational and fitness tips, his appreciation for his fans and life, sex and relationship aspirations, and his educational background – Boselli answered a wide variety of questions for his followers.

Fan: Are you really a teacher?

Pietro Boselli: I was a teacher during the 5 years of my PhD work. I taught at UCL [University College London], mainly mathematics.

What was your field of study?

Both my university degree and my PhD were in mechanical engineering. My research work specialized in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and computation design of turbines.

Are you still doing a PhD?

I have completed my PhD almost 3 years ago.

Do you like teaching?

Definitely a fulfilling activity.

Are you happy?

Right now, I am. We can all access happiness right now, because this feeling is part of our nature and comes from within us. Our thoughts, emotions and circumstances can often prevent us from seeing happiness. This is normal though. Just pause those things and learn to make happiness independent of them.

Your birth date?

December 3rd, 1988

What is your height?

I’m 185cm or 6’1”

What’s your weight?

88kg (194 lbs)

How do you stay so lean?

Growing up – and for many years after – I have practiced intense endurance sports such as swimming, cycling and running. What you do at a young age really shapes your body type in addition to genetics, of course. For me it’s now easier staying lean, but more difficult putting on muscle mass (I Have been lifting a LOT of weights to put on mass). Also I don’t eat overly processed foods, soft drinks, packaged snacks, sweets, etc. Only wholesome stuff.

Pre-workout meal? Greetings from Argentina!

I like to eat a piece of fruit as pre-workout. Watermelon is my favorite before a workout – refreshing and rich in citrulline.

Tips for gaining weight?

Easy! Eat a lot of good food, and lift weights!

What is your source of motivation? (Tips to win procrastination)

To stay motivated, acknowledge each step you’re taking towards a goal. The goal seems distant because it is. It is a mental projection and it is not yet reality. But the step you’re taking now is very real and very present. Your focus is required now.

How often do you work out?

Every day, and when I can, twice a day. I just love it, and will find any excuse to go to the gym.

How many years does it take to get in shape like you?


But don’t think about time, think about the effort you’re putting right now at the gym. This is when it happens.

What’s the best way to recover from a heavy workout?

Obviously eating and sleeping, but also some less traumatic exercises for the same muscle groups can help recovery. For example, light isolation exercises with a machine, higher reps, nice and controlled.

How much do you sleep a day?

Not as much as I should! I’m a light sleeper and I naturally wake up really early in the morning. So usually, I get about 5-6 hours of sleep per day. But I just love the early morning!

What makes you wonder?

The beauty of nature.

Pizza or pasta?

Both please!

Do you smoke?

I don’t like smoking… I never have.

Sex or Chocolates?

Sex! (Chocolate gives me a headache *wink*)

Sex or Love?

Is it too much to ask for both?

What is the meaning of life?

For millennia, thinkers and philosophers have offered their answer to this question and I’m flattered you’re asking me here. We could talk about it for days, but let me give you an existentialist viewpoint for now: our existence itself is a miracle, and it is then up to us to find our meaning and purpose. We make it as we go along, it doesn’t precede us.

Do you have a big D?

Apparently not everyone is interested in the meaning of life! [laughs]

I’m pretty sure that D is the meaning of life.

I’m genuinely impressed by this comeback. I had not considered this possibility, but yes, one can give any meaning to their life, this one included.

Do you pluck your eyebrows?

I’ve never done anything to my eyebrows.

What is your biggest fear?

Fear is an emotion that should only be a reaction to an imminent and real threat. When it is not, it is caused irrationally by unconscious thoughts, which are fan from real. This type of fear can and should be overcome. Have no fear.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Work out, read, cook, spend time with people.

Ti interessi d’arte? [Are you interested in art?]

I love art!

Dancing or singing?

I’m bad at both, but I guess I enjoy dancing more.

What kind of books do you like reading?

Philosophy, classic novels, and science.

Lights off or lights on?


Piatto preferito? [Preferred meal?]

Pasta al ragu

Guilty pleasure?

If it is a pleasure then why ruin it with guilt?

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?


What’s the best ride you have done on a motorcycle?

Crossing the Alps on a motorbike is an experience I highly recommend.

What are you doing?

Currently going through thousands of questions, wishing I could physically answer them all! Just reading them all will take hours.

Thank you for all of them and hopefully I’ll answer yours next.

Ti manca l’Italia? [Do you miss Italy?]

Certo che mi manca, ma visito spesso! [Of course I miss it, but I visit often!]

Do you have siblings?

I do! Here are my younger brothers. [See Part XX of this story for a photo Pietro posted with his 3 brothers.]

Do you want to have children?

I definitely want to have children at some point, and a big happy family.

How did you get that scar on your lip?

I was bitten by a big dog on the face (sounds ridiculous, but true story).

Do you have a girlfriend? If not, can I apply?

It’s a tough job you’re applying for! [laughs]

I love you.

Thank you to so many of you for the love. I am grateful to all my followers and send love back.

How do you manage your private life with social media?

It’s a difficult question. I feel that social media is really affecting our private lives and relationships, especially when used compulsively, and forgetting to put real people in your life first. People don’t think about it much, but it’s important to give attention to this issue, and find the right balance between privacy and social media.

Do you love yourself?

“Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all” [Quoting Whitney Houston]

What do you think about mental health? Do you think it is as important as physical health?

Both body and mind affect the quality of our life, but ultimately what happens in our mind will determine our happiness. And yet mental health is often neglected. Modern life has made us all dysfunctional to an extent. Anxiety, obsession and fear are becoming more common – but it needn’t be so.

Observe your thoughts, acknowledge your emotions and accept what is, so you can find happiness. Help those around you, empathise, and love. With positiveness people can surpass physical illness. But someone healthy on the outside can be suffering inside.

What are you most grateful for?

I try to be grateful for everything, no matter how little, that this life has given us. So I guess that what I am most grateful for is the miracle of life itself.

See? Pietro Boselli may be a very successful supermodel, but he’s living proof that beauty can run well beyond being skin deep.

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