Fabio Lanzoni, better known simply as Fabio, hasn’t changed much in the last few decades. He maintains his iconic hunky physique, flowing blonde locks, and could easily still appear on the cover of a romance novel today. Aside from working out to keep those impressive muscles, Fabio recently shared a surprising secret to his youthful appearance at 62.
He doesn’t rely on any creams, serums, or supplements. Instead, the heartthrob revealed to People that he sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber and claimed it “reverses the aging process.” It’s definitely, uh, a bit unorthodox and sounds like he might gotten the idea from a sci-fi movie. Fabio didn’t go into more details about how often he does this or if he’s shelled out the cash to own one (upwards of $20,000), but the medical device is typically used to treat decompression illness in scuba divers and other serious ailments.
Here’s how they work, according to the Mayo Clinic: “Air pressure is increased two to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather much more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. When your blood carries this extra oxygen throughout your body, this helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.”
Although we can see how that might add up to some anti-aging magic, there is currently little scientific evidence to support such claims. But hey, who are we to argue with Fabio and his good looks?
Aside from his odd wellness insight, the man who’s graced the cover of over 1,000 love stories said he’s still hoping to find his own true romance. He admitted to making mistakes in a relationship he’s still trying to get over, “She wanted to settle down, and I was just too wild.” He wouldn’t say who the mystery woman was, just that she has moved on with a family of her own.
When it comes a future Mrs. Fabio, he wants someone funny and not too obsessed with social media. Another dealbreaker: “She has to be able to be in the middle of nature. She can’t be afraid about bugs.” He apparently then struck a pose straight out of one of his cover shots, looked wistfully out into the horizon, and said, “You see, when you really love a person, it’s forever.”
We certainly hope he meets his humorous and outdoorsy soul mate. In the meantime, we’ll keep flipping through the pages of his steamy books.