MANILA – Pietro Bosseli has been hailed by netizens as the “The World’s Hottest Math Teacher” for a reason.
Even though he seems to already have everything, Bosseli still thinks there are disadvantages when a person is too handsome.
“I don’t think there would be any direct disadvantage apart from maybe some stereotypes or the fact that people won’t necessarily focus on other aspects of your personality,” he said at a press conference on Sunday.
Bosseli admits it is very common for people to look at physical appearances first. “We cannot help it. It’s obvious that if someone to you looks good, you’re more prone to being talkative to them or to approach them. When that happens, you overlook other things,” he said.
He then cited a personal instance when he had to keep his career as a model at the beginning of his academic career.
“I felt like people in academe would look down on that. Only by growing up and maturing, you will learn how to embrace every aspect of your life and see that it is amazing, that you can do things that are so different. Explore a talent that otherwise wouldn’t be explored in the academe at all,” he said.
London-based Boselli, who has a PhD in Engineering, earned his monicker after some of his students posted his pictures on Facebook in 2015.
He is currently in Manila after he was booked for a modeling gig by local clothing brand Bench, which set him up for a meet and greet with fans in Manila last Sunday, and in Davao on Tuesday.
Asked of his impression of the country so far, Bosseli said: “I haven’t seen much but I’ve met lots of people already. One thing I can say for sure is that their hospitality has been great. I really love the Filipino spirit. You can feel the good energy.”
After his work commitment, Bosseli plans to explore the Philippines and see more of its tourist spots.
“I would like to see more of Manila and some of the islands. I’d like to see the beach, the nature, the different cultural aspect of the country. That’s why I made sure that I’d stay a bit longer,” he said.