Valentine’s Day with John Antorino
Model and actor John Antorino stays busy acting in Los Angeles and New York City playing many roles but still makes time to appear on covers and to do charity work for children and others.
John was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey along with his twin sister, by his loving single mom. He has worked internationally in fashion and fitness, doing underwear ad campaigns, appeared in many of the top fitness and muscle magazines, is the face of Muscle Wiz supplement company, and has a BA in Psychology.
Not to mention, he’s the sexy man and hero who graces our novel covers. I’m excited to be chatting this week with John about Valentine’s Day; one of the most romantic days of the year and John is definitely a man full of love, romance, and passion!!!
Debra: John, thank you for doing this Valentines Day interview. This is going to be fun!
John: You’re welcome. Always my pleasure!!
Debra: Most of us grew up making Valentines or buying Valentines cards for our schoolmates in elementary school and leaving them in those little Valentines boxes we all made. Do you have Valentines Day memories of making or choosing a special Valentine when you were in school?
John: Yes of course. Those fun schoolboy puppy love days. They were stress free and drama free. Haha. Can we bring those days back please?! I’ve always been a giver in life and even back then as a boy I wanted to give each girl a Valentine. I never wanted to leave anyone out or hurt any feelings. And of course, I’ve always loved the ladies and been a ladies man (Sexy smirk and laugh)
Debra: Oh yes, let’s bring those days back! I miss the sweet innocence of those days. Children have such wide-open loving hearts. Adults can too if we’re brave enough. A child will put their whole heart into creating a Valentine. Wanting that Valentine to be just right, we worked hard at making or choosing them. As an adult it can still be hard to choose the perfect card. Would you rather receive a funny Valentines Day card or a mushy Valentines Day card? Which kind of card do you tend to give?
John: I can be a softy and a real lover boy at times. Especially with that special lady. So, it’s usually mushy both give and receive. But only with the right woman and someone special to me.
Debra: I know you work and travel a lot for work and appearances. When you have free time what do you like to do for fun and relaxation?
John: Yes I sure stay busy and on the move always. I love it. We get one life and 24 hrs in a day to make it all happen.
When I’m not working and traveling I love relaxing. Cooking a good meal or getting food in with some good movies and some snacks. Perfect!! I also like going out to dinners all over. I love sports, so watching sports and going to events is enjoyable for me. Spending time with my mom and little sister is always enjoyable and a priority to me.
Debra: What is the most romantic trip you have taken?
John: I have been to so many wonderful beautiful places in the world and have taken some great trips. Mostly for my career and appearances. But Italy and Hawaii rank up there for me. And everyone keep in mind romance passion and love can be anywhere in the world if you’re with the right person. Have to be connected and passionate about one another. All about chemistry and being on the same page. And totally content together.
Debra: So true. It is all about being with your special someone. About that special someone . . . Single ladies want to know . . . what qualities do you look for in a woman?
John: Ahhhhh so much. Some get mad at me about this, about being so picky and selective. Which I think is stupid and ridiculous. Why settle and be unhappy. No way for me!! Too many people today do so and end up so unhappy in their lives and with several divorces. No thanks!! I am extremely selective and picky who I speak to and give my time to. Here goes- Sweet, loving, caring, giving, down to earth, pretty but doesn’t have to be a model. Family oriented and low key. No party girls. No drugs and no smoking. Simple girl. Fun. No drama.
I have everything to offer, so I want the same in return.
Debra: If a woman gets lucky enough to get a date with you what can she expect?
John: Hmmmmm well that depends (John laughs and gives a bad boy sexy smile) Am I being good or bad? No No. Well I can tell you this and you know from meeting me and being around me. I am always a complete gentleman, extremely polite and respectful. She can expect all that for sure. And it would either be me cooking a nice homemade meal and a low key relaxing night in with movies or quiet dinner out and a nice walk on the beach or boardwalk. Depending on chemistry and connection, some sweet kisses and hugs. And you go from there……
Debra: Yes you are. She would be one lucky lady! Now all the ladies reading this have their imaginations going with where you go from there . . .
You stay very busy acting and I know you’ve been working on several projects, movies and TV shows. Can you fill us in on some?
John: Yes. It has been a great few years and going strong in my career. The big project right now is “A Cup Full of Crazy”. My first big lead role. It’s a suspenseful thriller and I play serial killer Joshua Norwood. We are in pre-production and start filming this summer 2019. I just wrapped the sizzle reel/trailer for “Bensonhurst” the movie. Where I play a rookie Detective. The past few months I been working with Russell Crowe in The Roger Ailes project about Fox news “The Loudest Voice in the Room” playing a Fox News reporter. And I just started working on a new TV series playing a crooked Detective called “Trappin”. And that’s just a few!!
Debra: How exciting! So many movies for us to look forward to! As a viewer what is your favorite romantic movie? And can you relax and enjoy them or do you critique movies as you watch?
John: Tough one. Probably “The Notebook” would be #1 for me. And then “P.S. I Love You”, “Titanic”, and “Pretty Woman”. To name a few. I watch and enjoy but I do find myself critiquing more and more.
Debra: Those are great movie selections! To be in movies and on covers you must stay in shape and I know you stay in unbelievable shape all the time and age so well over the years and throughout your great long career. I see lots of your fans commenting on social media that you “never age” and “always look the same”. What are your secrets to staying so young and fit?
John: Thank you. Well I am still young you know (John laughing and smiling). My secret is simple. I live a clean and healthy lifestyle. I avoid drugs and alcohol always. I eat healthy and clean. And I work extremely hard daily in the gym. Drink lots of water each day.
Debra: Right now what are you most excited about or passionate about in your life?
John: Several things I’m always passionate about in my life. First and foremost, always about giving to others, helping others as much as possible. Especially sick kids and less-fortunate people in the world. Always passionate and excited about my career. Especially right now with it really thriving and evolving and working on so many great projects. Extremely blessed and grateful for it all.
Debra: Pam Ackerson and I are fortunate to have you on our book covers and looking forward to a fun event coming up in March. Let’s talk book covers. What do you enjoy best about being on our romance book covers?
John: I love playing the hero and playing different roles on the covers and in the books. I always love working with you two. Being on your cover and the inspiration for your great book Jenna’s Christmas Wish was really touching.
Debra: Thank you John. Pam and I appreciate everything you do. Jenna’s Christmas Wish was a joy to write and I’m looking forward to sharing it, which we’ll be doing in person very soon. The three of us will be signing books in St. Augustine, FL on March 9th, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00
What are you looking forward to most about this event?
John: Of course seeing you two first and foremost. And getting to meet new authors and fans from all over.
Debra: We’re looking forward to see you as well John. This event is a great opportunity for readers to get books signed by both authors and John Antorino our cover model. We’re inviting you all to come and hope you can make it!
How can fans, authors wanting you on their covers, and people wanting to reach you for future projects or appearances reach you?
John: Two ways- Facebook at www.facebook.com/johnantorino and my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event link to meet John in person in St. Augustine:
John’s IMDb page with pictures and credits: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3016683/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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John’s recent music video with international artist Ha Phuong playing her love interest “Stone” in “Memories of Love” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH4GC45tkgM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2SGwwThdEDKpr7Rnzgp-7-YNJLZr2_-8NqEucbngc4hpnmnjgxcYBqzIk
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