Phillip Fusco


In the world of fitness modelling, one of the big names and in-demand bodies is ​Philip Fusco.​

Fusco grew up in New York City, getting his start in the modelling world as a teenager when he was discovered on MySpace. Now, in his 30s, it’s clear that the camera still loves every inch of Philip Fusco.

In this shoot – by photographer Armando Adajar – Fusco is showcasing our ​Hunk2 swimwear range.​We love the way that he’s able to subtly show off the reversible design of the swimwear – it’s a feature that we’re really proud of, and you can see why these bold colours and patterns are going to turn heads wherever you wear them.

After the photo-shoot was done and dusted, we took the opportunity to ask Fusco about life, swimwear, and hot tips for the summer.

Swimwear styles

“I go for shorts, not the briefs…” explains Fusco, when I ask which style of swimwear he prefers. “My favorite style is the shorts that come to just above the knee – stopping at the meaty part of the leg.”

Swim-shorts are generally the preferred option for guys from North America, however on the beaches of Europe you’ll generally see guys of all shapes, sizes, and sexualities embracing the swim-brief. So, as well as personal preference, your choice of swimwear is likely to be influenced by your vacation destination.

“My number-one destination is the Bahamas…” confirms Fusco, as we discuss which destinations are at the top of his travel wish-list. “I stay at Atlantis on Paradise Island.”

Summer skin-care

In addition to his modeling career, Fusco is also the marketing director for a skin-care brand. I asked him if he had any summer skin-care tips for guys who are going on a beach vacation.

“Always be sure to apply sunblock frequently – one application doesn’t last all day…” advises Fusco. “After the beach, make sure you wash your face with a mild cleanser, and then use a light but complete moisturizer.”

Fitness motivation

To maintain a physique like Philip Fusco, you’ve got to be taking your health and fitness fairly seriously. Many of us have ambitions of hitting the gym hard and getting lean and strong, but it takes a lot of focus and persistence to achieve the results needed to land a magazine cover or swimwear campaign.

“I stay motivated because self-care and self-love is extremely important – as long as it isn’t overdone…” explains Fusco, when I ask him how he stays motivated on the health and fitness front. “Looking your best will translate into feeling your best. If you feel your best, you’ll be a much better person – kindness will radiate, and the world will be a better place. Of course, there are days that I don’t want to go to the gym. I try to take one day off each week. If I’m not feeling motivated but it’s not my day off, then I force myself to go. I know that I’ll be feeling like a million bucks by the time I leave the gym.”

Insta inspiration

In today’s world, building a career as a successful model requires a lot more than just looking good and knowing how to work a camera. Social media is a key tool in building a following and creating commercial opportunities. Fusco’s Instagram game is particularly strong – he’s got about 130K followers watching his every move.

“I decide what to post based on a couple of factors…” says Fusco, when I ask him if he feels a bit of pressure to present a specific perspective on his life and career through his Insta posts. “If I feel the photo is worthy of being seen by the world, or if I feel that the photo could benefit at least one person in some way. I hope my posts motivate people – that’s my intention.”

Plans for the future

The career of most male models is relatively brief, but Fusco has been stripping off for the camera for more than a decade.

“I’ve been modeling since I was 17…” confirms Fusco, when I ask him about some of the high-points of his career so far. “There’s been a lot of highlights – working with Armando on this shoot is definitely one of them. I’m proud of all the magazine shoots and TV shows that I’ve done. Plus, shooting in Australia was one of my most memorable trips.”

“I just want to keep inspiring people…” shrugs Fusco, when we talk about what the future might hold. “Giving out fitness and training advice, and hopefully making covers for as long as possible.”

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A fan favorite Philip Fusco released his new site called Philcity. You guys voted him Favorite underwear model in our Reader Awards! Now he is selling his underwear. Here is the official press release.

Philip Fusco is very proud to announce the official launch of #PHILCITY online store!

Philip is the “Favorite Underwear Model of 2015” according to Underwear News Briefs reader’s votes and “Best Model 2014” from Men & Underwear. He had the honor of representing leading brands of underwear like Andrew Christian, Gregg Homme and Todd Sandfield in addition to making the cover of many magazines like DNA (Australia), Männer (Germany) and Fugues (Canada). He is the official fitness and nutrition advisor of KYYA radio station and his Facebook page has almost reached a stunning half a million fans!

In the last few months, we’ve tested the market and had amazing feedback from all around the world. We’ve improved our products, website and distribution and we are now ready to launch!

Our new bamboo underwear is the ultimate choice for comfort! It is particularly breathable and wicks moisture away keeping the body cool and fresh. It will feel like you are wearing nothing!

UNB Model Profile featuring Philip Fusco


Well known male model and entrepreneur Philip Fusco sat down with Kyle at Underwear News Briefs to discuss how this successful model has mixed business and pleasure in his life with Philcity.  

UNBKyle:  What was your first modeling gig and how did you come to get it?

Philip:  My first modeling gig was for this company called absolute muscle. And I got it through MYSPACE actually lolphilip fusco picture

Kyle:  Myspace?!?! There is a blast from the past!  You would have made it in everyone’s top 8!  What made you want to pursue modeling?

Philip:  The main photographer for that company, Bill Terry kept hounding me until I eventually did it. He really was the one that pushed me.

Kyle:  Bill, if you are reading this, Thank you!  He clearly saw a talent in you.  Which shoot do you consider your breakthrough in your career?

Philip:  The shoot that broke me through my career was probably for my first magazine cover for men’s exercise shot by HANS F.

Kyle:  I am sure that you saw yourself on the cover and just thought “wow is this really happening?”  Which shoot has been your favorite? Why?

Philip:  I don’t have any one favorite but my favorite perks of a good shoot are tons of food and usually outside of my home state.

Kyle:  They probably tease you with the food and make you wait until after the shoot to indulge in the deliciousness!  Which shoot has been your most challenging? Why?

Philip:  I shot with Michael Thomas up in the woods in New Hampshire. I had to pose in the middle of a freezing lake, getting stung by a ton of mosquitoes and bugs.  I also encountered a snake I had to avoid.

Kyle:  NO!  A snake?  I would run!  What goes through your mind right before you have to do these revealing shoots?

Philip:  It is not as intimidating as one would think.  I just enjoy the shoot and have fun.

largeKyle:  You have to be comfortable and looks like you have a great attitude to make the most of any shoot situation.  With that, you know we want to know.  Most embarrassing photo shoot situation?

Philip:  I forgot to eat and got so hungry I started shaking.

Kyle:  And with that food you mentioned as a perk, it was probably torture.  Are there any brands or photographers you would like to work with that you have not worked with yet?

Philip:  I always wanted to do Calvin Klein.

Kyle:  I could see you on a big billboard.  What is something that your fans don’t know about you outside of modeling that you want them to know?

Philip:  I can be very goofy at times.  

Kyle:  What kind of diet and exercise do you do to prepare for shoots?

Philip:  Before the shot is taken, sometimes I will do push-ups. I am an avid almond eater during shoots though.

Kyle:  And when the shoot is done and you can have whatever you want…..Favorite cheat meal?

Philip:  MAC AND CHEESE!gregghommephilipfusco002

Kyle:  So we are an underwear site and you have worn a bunch for shoots so let’s see what your style is.  Looking at your underwear drawer, what is it made up of?  % boxer briefs, % briefs, % jocks, % thongs.

Philip:  50% briefs and 50% boxer briefs

Kyle:  And outside of the drawer, what is the craziest pair of underwear you have ever worn?

Philip:  Definitely by Gregg Homme. I think it was called the jewels or something.





Kyle:  Now I know that you have been working hard on your own brand, Philcity.  What can you share with us about this new endeavor of yours?

philcity-picPhilip:  Philcity is a brand based on the lifestyle of Phil and his teachings. It’s active wear but super comfortable being made of bamboo cotton. You will feel like your wearing a cloud guaranteed.

Philcity training is through as well where YOU the consumer has the opportunity to have Phil himself who is certified in personal training and wellness coaching and has more than 10 years experience In the field coach you himself. Over Skype or in person he does it all






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