Blatant Objectification: Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

January 2, 2014

Romance novels rest on the well-muscled bedrock of hot protagonists.  In light of this, I would like to provide you with some fresh sources of inspiration, whether you are a romance writer, a romance reader or, like me, both--as well as a blatant objectifier of men.

Third in a series, following Stuart Reardon and Xabi Alonso, is soccer player Pablo Daniel “Dani” Osvaldo.  Italian-Argentinean, he currently plays striker for Southampton (who signed him in 2013 for a record $22.5 million).  He is also on the Italian national team.

Filters are not necessary.  But if you insist, tesoro mio.  From
Insert lewd caption here.  Image from
 This next one is for all of you who like hot dads.

With his daughter Victoria.  Image from
Some think he looks like Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones.  Others think he’s a ringer for Johnny Depp.  In my opinion, Osvaldo is so sexy that our mortal minds cannot process that sexiness without anchoring it with reference points from popular culture.

Piratically sexy.  Image from
Rockin' the hipster glasses.  Image from paoloandfrancesca.
 He also sports a man bun better than anyone I’ve ever seen.

And he has tattoos.  You know how I feel about those.  Image from
He's got a really cute smile, too.

So happy.  So very happy.  Image from

Rockin' the Italian team sports coat. Image from
He could totally be from my hometown.  Very L.A. looking. Image from

I like that he doesn't have the airbrushed quality of some pretty-boy soccer players.  You know he'd be crazy sexy in person.  Like, ovary-exploding sexy.

Let me destroy you slowly and pleasurably with my Italian-Argentinian gaze.  Image from
One more to help you ring in the New Year.  Dolce & Gabbana got him to model their underwear.

Oh, to be a swivel chair.  Image from

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