Sunday, May 25, 2008

Romance’s Favorite Man

He does have a last name, but he doesn’t need it. When I think romance covers, I think of him.

Fabio.

He could be anything. A pirate;



A cowboy;



An Indian;



An alien.



He could be a migrant apple picker;


Stealer of Santa’s boots;



Barbie's Fantasy that Ken doesn't know about.



You could land a plane on his shiny, hairless chest-



But you couldn’t make him shave his legs.


And when you thought he had done it all, he made a generation of people beleef it was nah buttah.


But the thing I like most about Fabio- even though his cover days are long since over, he always takes the work, and the fans, seriously. But not himself. And he would have kicked total tool George Clooney’s behiney when the Sexy But Self-Important One insulted the ladies El Fab was lunching with.

There are good covers, and bad covers, and meh covers on the romance shelves. But there’s only one Fabio, and I’m not too proud to admit that I miss him.

Fabio would undoubtedly approve of my contest. Four more days- winner announced on Monday, June 2. Get your entries in!

8 comments:

Bernita said...

Always thought of him as the perfect Conan the Barbarian.

Robyn said...

Hmmm...I liked Ahhhnold in that role, though. Fabs could play his younger brother, maybe?

StarvingWriteNow said...

I agree, Romanceland hasn't been the same since he retired--though I loved him in that one commercial where he goes from hot to wrinkled and old in a blink; very funny!

I wonder if he'll ever cut his hair? I suppose it's like a trademark or something.

Missie said...

I never liked that his hair is prettier than mine..

writtenwyrdd said...

Jeez, and I just made fun of the cover of his romance novel last week on the blog!

He was a hottie a few years back, but now I'm sort of Meh about the man because of the Clooney silliness. Mr. Romance is not supposed to act the drama queen, imo. Of course, he's still good looking!

Robyn said...

I think he needs to cut that hair. Men of a certain age don't do long very well.

I know, Missie. His chest is bigger than mine, too!

Written, his covers are eminently snarkable. And having seen some of the photos from the infamous lunch, I lost a lot of love for Clooney, too.

Kimber An said...

I've only ever heard good things about Fabio and, yanno, I didn't even read Romance when he was a popular cover model.

If I publish, he could do some of my novel covers. I have at least as many older heroes as younger ones. Heck, the dad hero in Star Captains' Daughter is 53 and so is his beloved wife. Maybe that would be too old of a role for him, I don't know.

Robyn said...

Kimber, did you see him on America's Next Top Model a couple of seasons ago? He can still do it.