Fabio reflects on his surprising friendship with Tony Pearson – including training together and giving advice on attracting women
DRIVEN: The Tony Pearson Story is just a little over a week away from its October 6th release date. Generation Iron Network has released an exclusive clip from the film showcasing a notable name who appears in the film – Fabio. Known for his long hair, fantastic physique, and stunning good looks, Fabio struck a surprising friendship with Tony Pearson during his prime bodybuilding years.
Sharing a passion for physique fitness, the two individuals couldn’t have been further apart in terms of personality and temperament. Despite this, a powerful friendship was formed. And yes, Fabio did help give Tony flirting advice for picking up women.
Hardcore training with Fabio and Tony Pearson
As one of the most recognizable models, Fabio certainly needed to maintain an impressive physique as part of his career. It doesn’t hurt that he also personally loves training and bodybuilding. So it was a natural fit when he connected with Tony Pearson. Coming from the competitive bodybuilding world, Tony was able to bring a more hardcore philosophy to Fabio’s workouts. He would share tips to help Fabio bring his physique to the next level.
In the clip, Fabio describes the intense training sessions and heavy lifting that they would both do in their prime. He says that the workouts were so intense that they would sometimes have to “carry each other out of the gym.” Because it was so hard to walk after pushing so hard on the weights.
The Fabio effect
Of course, while Tony Pearson was sharing bodybuilding tips, Fabio was able to help share some tips of his own – with attracting women.
Fabio describes how Tony Pearson was, and still is, a gentle and somewhat shy person. So when he would speak to women, he would deliver some truly corny pickup lines. Fabio mentions some all-timers such as, “We are so opposite… opposites attract.” The kind of line, as Fabio points out, that women hear over and over again.
So what was the advice that Fabio gave Tony Pearson to help him with meeting women? Fabio knew the real Tony Pearson from their friendship. He understood that Tony was a kind, gentle, caring, and amazing person. So Fabio’s key advice to Tony was to be himself.
There are a lot of jerks out there – and so the quality of Tony Pearson would be enough to make any woman happy. So if he could simply be himself and avoid being so shy – he would have incredible luck meeting women.
And, as the director of the film chimes in at the end of the clip… it doesn’t hurt to have Fabio by your side.
DRIVEN: The Tony Pearson Story Synopsis
Tony Pearson was once called the “Michael Jackson of Bodybuilding” due to his appearance and incredible posing routines. He became an icon that helped define professional bodybuilding in the 1980s.
Now Tony enters his final competition at the age of 63 while also recalling the harrowing child abuse that led to his inner, and ultimately outer, strength. DRIVEN shows how a person can rise above their situation and be stronger physically, mentally and spiritually… simply by picking up a weight.
How To Watch
DRIVEN: The Tony Pearson Story will be available October 6th, 2023 on all major digital platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, VUDU, and Vimeo on Demand. You can pre-order the film today right here or by clicking the banner below.