Pietro Boselli has recently signed his first major deal with Giorgio Armani as the face of their EA7 line. For those in the dark, Boselli shot to fame as the hottest math teacher after students in his class at the University College London uploaded pictures of him on social media.

Boselli hails from Negrar near Verona, according to Independent. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University College London and has even won the world’s sexiest teacher competition. Despite his good looks, Boselli never gave second thoughts to modelling as an adult as a career option because he was worried about being judged by his professional peers, reveals Hello. “In a way I was ashamed, I thought people from the academic world would look down on me,” explained Boseli.

Pietro Boselli has more than 850,000 followers on Instagram today. However, he still sees himself as the “nerd” who had turned down quite a few offers to model in the past. Now, he is planning to take a break from his academic profession because of the new Armani EA7 contract, states Independent. He can attribute some of his success to his students who uploaded his pictures on social media and even entered him in the competition. He reveals that he realised his students had cottoned on when they started to take ‘sneaky’ images of him while he was at the front of the lecture hall, notes Daily Mail.

More smiles!!! Selfie time woooo 😆😆😆

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Summer in the middle of winter ☀️❄️

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This is not the first time that he has modelled in general and for Armani in particular. Boselli was the face of the Armani Junior campaign for five years since 1995. He was just six years old then, informs People.com. At 18, he kickstarted his career as an Armani exclusive runway model. He has also worked with other notable brands like Moschino, Equinox, GQ and Vogue. On top of that, he had a couple of short time assignments with Abercrombie & Fitch and shoots with the likes of Bruce Weber and others.