Dad Crush Monday: Mariano Di Vaio

Our dad crush of the week is drop dead gorgeous, has the picture perfect life, travels around the world, and looks like he belongs on the cover of a high fashion magazine. He’s Italian model Mariano di Vaio, who is also a blogger, entrepreneur and dad to an adorable five-month-old son, Nathan.

5 mesi di me? #family #5months

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Mariano got his start in modelling and acting when he was 18, leaving his home country of Italy for London. His career path then brought him places: to New York for an acting course at the New York Film Academy and around Europe for modelling assignments.

Sunday in the countryside ?? #mdv_style #cheers

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He has worked for brands such as Honda, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Omega, and is frequently invited to exclusive fashion soirees.

Milan ☔️ filming day #Honda #XADV #VaSuTutto

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Triple trouble ? party boyz • Thanks for hosting @dolcegabbana

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But he is not just a pretty face. In 2012, he started a blog that has since evolved to become a digital magazine with a focus on men’s passions. He is now one of the most influential lifestyle bloggers around, with almost six million followers on Instagram alone.

Sunday look ?? Novak blazer by @nohow #MadeInItaly only

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Mariano has also branched out into design with his own MDV brand. Although the brand started out with sneakers, eyewear and accessories for men, it has begun to include items for ladies as well.

Aviator become minimal ? shop the new #MDVEyewear collection on ?

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His success in the fashion and lifestyle industries aside, the multi-talented man has also been working on a song with his friend that he is releasing on his birthday.

Being musically inclined sure comes in handy, especially when one has little ones to lull to sleep. Mariano puts his voice to good use by singing lullabies to his son.

Trying my best to make him sleep with a guitar lullaby .. ? @NathanLeoneDiVaio ❤ #please #WeNeedToSleep

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We love that despite his thriving online and fashion career, Mariano is very much a devoted husband and father — he has never been afraid of proclaiming his adoration and affection for his wife and son.

Sun-kissed kiss ❤

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My father gave me the greatest gift, he believed in me, and I'll do the same with you ❤️ @nathanLeoneDiVaio #MdvFamily

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Though he’s a new dad, he certainly doesn’t act like one and has taken to caring for a little one like a duck to water, managing to even look impeccable while doing so.

First thing when coming home is a hug to my boy ?? welcome to your new room by @nananofficial ❤ #DaddyinTheMaking

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Walking around with my love ❤ no better way to start this year ! @nananofficial stroller for my prince Leo!

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We can’t wait to see more loving daddy and son moments on Instagram from him, and how Mariano dresses his mini me up in the future.

I love my daddy cause he loves me ??? #Dad #Son #Love #Family

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