Check out Pitbull on the cover The Hollywood Reporter‘s upcoming April 4, 2014 issue! The caption reads: “Pitbull – Music’s New Don”. THR should be posting the article on their website soon. For order & subscription info, click here. What do you guys think of the cover?
“I think being sexy is about more than just looks,” he says. “In fact, I think you can be sexy without being good-looking.” – Pitbull
Finally! Pitbull gets the recognition he deserves as sexiest man alive (long overdue if you ask me!). Of course, us female fans already proclaimed this
FACT uhh… statement years ago, but now it’s official! Pitbull has managed to land himself on People Magazine’s list of Sexiest Man Alive – as the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE! Among the list are entertainers such as Adam Levine, Idris Elba, Luke Bryan, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and others. But no one could top Pitbull’s suave and sexy Latin good looks and swagger! Congratulations, Pitbull!
In the latest interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Pitbull shares his personal tips on being sexy! Let’s take notes!
1. Be confident.
“When someone knows who he is, that’s a trait that is sexy to the opposite sex. When you’re confident, it shows. You walk into a room and people immediately think you’re sexy. Realize that no matter who you are, you have a lot to offer other people. That will boost your confidence. If you have a good sense of humor or are sharp and witty, be confident in that.”
2. Pay attention.
“At dinner, put away your damn phone. No woman wants to compete with your iPhone. Don’t text other people; talk to her. Be with her and give her your undivided attention. When I go to a restaurant and see a guy texting and the girl looking bored, I think he’s about to lose her.”
3. Be chivalrous.
“A real man is a gentleman. You open her door. You let her order first. It’s a good way of showing that you care about making her happy. That’s sexy.”
4. Compliment her.
“Men need to realize what it takes for a woman. She works so hard. She gets up way before us to get everything done. So you have to compliment her on things that she has accomplished. And when you compliment her looks, choose something that took a lot of work. It shows that you care and appreciate all she does. Saying ‘Your nails look beautiful’ can go a long way in making her feel good about herself. You’re sexy when you make her feel sexy.”
5. No pick-up lines!
“I don’t hit on women. I don’t want to be like, ‘Hey baby, you look like this or that’ and say disrespectful things. I’m just not that kind of person. You should always be sincere when you interact with a woman. Say hello and pay her a real compliment. Don’t try to be cocky, because it’s just not a gentlemanly thing to do.”
6. Think outside yourself.
“It’s sexy to give back to the community in charities or good work. You should be obligated to motivate and inspire others. That’s priceless, and you should just be doing that as a human being.”
Awww, Pitbull is such a gentleman! *sigh* For more be sure to pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE Magazine Friday, Nov. 22!
*Photo by Greg Watermann*
Source/Image: Franchise Times
Pitbull is Miami’s favorite son. Cab drivers can tell you the son of Cuban immigrants’ entire history growing up in a single-parent home in Miami. “Pitbull is a man of the streets,” one American-Cuban cab driver told us. “Nobody gave him nothing. He did it on his own.” A few weeks later at a reception overlooking the Miami skyline at the Franchise Expo South, an Argentine franchise litigator with Greenberg Traurig sang the performer’s praises as well. Pitbull’s appeal, he said, is his ability to use Spanglish so artfully. The hip-hop artist/entrepreneur resonates with the U.S. Latino population, a group that is becoming more and more attractive to marketers, as well as with Latin Americans, a lucrative market south of our borders. He even receives several mentions in author Tom Wolfe’s epic novel about Miami, “Back to Blood.”
As a blue-eyed, fair-skinned teen, Pérez earned the name Pitbull because during the rap battles at underground clubs in the South, he challenged the black rappers with way more street cred than he had in rapid-fire word fights, and came out the victor. In an HBO special on prominent Latinos, he joked that while pit bulls are illegal in Miami, he has papers. Now—at least in his music videos—he’s a lover, not a fighter.
Here are excerpts from a recent Miami.com interview with Pitbull:
- What can we expect from your show?
As far as New Year’s Eve, the night’s gonna be called “Whatever Happened in Miami Never Happened.”
- Was there ever any doubt that Miami would be the place for you this year?
Man, to me, it’s an honor. I’m blessed to be able to be doing the AmericanAirlines Arena on New Year’s Eve. We’re trying to put together a show kind of like what Dick Clark does, may he rest in peace, and what Ryan Seacrest does.
We kind of stumbled across this, and we said, well, if no one’s gonna pick it up, let’s just put it together, and if we build it, they will come.
- Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
As far as the business side, in ’09 I started putting them out publicly – ‘09 was freedom in the music industry; ’10 was invasion; ’11 was build the empire; ’12 grow wealth; and ’13 is put the puzzle together.
- Are you talking about all your endorsements, with Bud Light, Dr Pepper, Voli Vodka and Miami Subs?
Everything as a whole, and to organize it and make sure it runs parallel and it all helps each other out.
Theses are just excerpts, you can view the full article at the provided source link.
On Going Global
The 31-year-old Miami native offers a sports analogy: Most rappers are like football or basketball pros, their appeal all but ending at the U.S. border. Pitbull wants to play soccer.
After a while, he enters the spacious bedroom, where he has propped pillows and blankets against the walls for makeshift soundproofing. “Rio, Panama, Colombia,” he intones gravely into a stand-up microphone. “Dubai, Beirut, Malaysia…” He raises his voice dramatically: “Let’s take over the world!”
On Making Music
Climbing aboard his chartered Gulfstream jet, Pitbull sinks into a plush cream-colored seat. “I look at last night and go, ‘OK, we got a lot of work to do here.’ I’m up there studying, doing my own homework. I love that. Complacency is the cousin of death.”
On His Father
“I really didn’t like him at a certain time,” he says. “But I am him – he’s the one who put the hustle in my blood.”
Life Without Hip-Hop
His slate-blue eyes widen as he thinks about where he might have ended up if he hadn’t discovered rap around this time. “I could have easily taken another turn. Hip-hop became my therapy.”
On TVT Records
“The head of TVT reminded me of Castro,” he says. “As soon as I got free, I started doing business with everybody.”
Pitbull’s American Dream
Pitbull peers out the jet’s oval-shape window, sunlight streaming across his face. “I am the American dream,” he adds. “Hip-hop gave me an out, and the world is giving me an in. Where do we go from here?” He laughs. “God knows.”