Book cover model, Fabio Lanzoni is officially an American citizen as of Wednesday.


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a statement that Fabio was one of more than 6,000 people from more than 140 countries who took the Oath of Allegiance together at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The model is beyond happy at his new citizenship.

“This is one of the happiest days of my life,” Fabio said in a statement. “Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to travel the globe and America is still the greatest country on earth. There is no such thing as an Italian dream or an English dream but the American dream is alive and well. Each day people look to come to this country to seek a better life for themselves and their family. That was my dream and my thanks to the USCIS for helping turn that dream into a reality. I am proud to be an American.”

Claire Nicholson, Public Affairs Officer for Los Angeles area, tweeted a photo of the Italian model with the caption, “America just got better hair! #WelcomeFabio #newUScitizen”

Nicolson also tweeted a photo of Fabio with his new American license with the caption, “It’s official!!!! #WelcomeFabio”

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