"Why do people think that professors all look like old men with glasses?!" Pietro Boselli exasperatedly exclaims as he shared an instance where people did not want to believe that he was an engineer and mathematics lecturer with a PhD in Philosophy, thus earning him the right to be called a professor. Tall, handsome, and well-spoken, Pietro debunks people's preconceived notions of being a good-looking smart person—as if the two are mutually exclusive.
"People always say they hate math, but how could they say that when they don't even know math?" Pietro questions the most common sentiment after discovering he is a math lecturer. He encourages people to make a real effort and fully understand a certain subject first before making a judgment. On labeling his interests as geeky, Pietro says, "It's only geeky, because it doesn't make sense to you, but it makes perfect sense to me. When you have an understanding or a grasp of certain things, you wouldn't label it as geeky."
The former mathematics lecturer at the University College London, is not exactly new to modeling since it has always been a part of his life. This Italian engineer has been modeling since he was six for Armani Junior, so the world of fashion to him isn't such a big shock or leap from his work in the academe. "I'm a yes man. I'm always open to new experiences." Pietro speaks about his diverse professional background. True enough, being open to new ideas opened a lot of doors for Pietro—from modeling for Armani, Moschino, Equinox, and Estée Lauder, to being a university lecturer, and now as the new Bench ambassador.
For someone who seems to have it all, you might want to think that he has insecurities, but Pietro says that he is fairly confident with himself. "I don't sit around thinking about things that could be wrong with me," He shares. "I always focus on the positive aspects." He adds.
Now, that is one important piece of advice that we should all take from our favorite teacher.