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Sorry, Fabio

Written By: Jenn - Jul• 24•11

I know I’m not alone in my thoughts about Fabio. Not the Fabio from 25 years ago, who was passably hot, in his taught buffness and silky locks. Not my type, but I could see the appeal.

No, I’m talking about the Fabio of today, who is not taking getting older gracefully, and rather seems to be desperate to recapture the adoration of middle aged women. Instead, he is coming across as a creepy, flaccid, aging man with piggy eyes who can’t get a grasp on the fact that his youth and glory days are behind him. Come on Fabio, really? Rolling around on a piano? Were those “babes” on either end there to prevent you from falling off and breaking a hip? You set my “ewwwwww” alarm off!

Nope, Fabio should accept that those days are gone. Old Spice should slap the Marketing Department on their collective heads, and bring back Isaiah Mustafa.

What were they thinking, replacing someone fresh and sexy (and funny) with someone so… not?

Don’t get me wrong – I find many older men extremely sexy. A huge part of their appeal comes from within, and in a word, it’s that they’re confident! Being comfortable with who and what they are. Ricardo Montalban was sexy to his dying day. Also not my type (not in to Latino men, personally), but he was absolutely sexy. Sean Connery? Sexy. Pierce Brosnan? Sexy. Fabio? NOT sexy.


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  1. penelope whiteway says:

    With you on this one all the way!

  2. Laurie says:

    I agree Jenn!! He is way creepy…although I always found him creepy personally. Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery, yes! Ricardo Montalban?? Not so much…of course when I picture him, I see Tatoo standing beside him!!

  3. Thom says:

    Fabio is a creep LOL I’ve never liked him. Now that Old Spice Guy…OMG!!!!

  4. Broot says:

    There is an inkling on some websites that the eeeewness of Fabio was planned by Old Spice. A hint that Fabio is laughing at himself and knows this is a joke. That this is a way to prevent Istafa boredom and have him come back with triumph to defeat the “new old spice guy”. If this is the case, it’s actually a very clever marketing campaign.

    • Jenn says:

      Yeah you’re right – I was suckered in by the first of it. Smart marketing for getting Old Spice back to being a household name, but it’s getting a little silly now…!

  5. amanda moore says:

    I agree the other guy was great I just watched a video with him I will send it to ya!

  6. The Brave says:

    “Creepy”, “flaccid” and “piggy eyed” = hilarious!!!! Could never see the appeal of him. My eeeeeeew alarm when off decades ago.

  7. quilly says:

    Fabio was handsome back in the day, but I was never terribly attracted too him because he has always been way too full of himself. When he was in his prime that was almost forgivable, now though it is absolutely repulsive.

    • Jenn says:

      Given how this whole marketing media frenzy has gone, I guess he had to know he was signing on to be made a fool of. To me that’s just beyond pathetic… to the point of almost feeling sorry for him. Almost.

  8. JazzBumpa says:

    1) There’s no such thing as bad publicity.
    2) Sean Connery is sexy, and always has been. I’m a strictly straight (old) guy, and I can see that.
    3) Pierce Brosnan? For my money, there was only One (1!) James Bond. See 2).