So while checking out Twitter last night, I came across an article from New York Daily News about a rich “smoldering” italian real estate agent named
Alessandro Proto, who is suspected of being the person the lovely and talented Erika based the character of Christian on. It seems the two met about four years ago, while she was “touring Italy writing about international celebrities snapping up properties in the country”.
He even says when they met he drove an R8!
Unfortunately ladies (and gentlemen), Alessandro’s more “primal” interest are much more vanilla than Christians, although he says that since the book came out, he has had a lot of inspired, aggressive and sometimes..more flavorful propositions.
He definitely is easy on the eyes!
Take a gander at the article below and tell me what you think, is Alessandro the “real Christian Grey”?