Famed model Fabio wants a wife -- and this is what he's looking for

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Listen up ladies, Fabio is single and ready to mingle!

The hunky Italian model and actor revealed that he first fell in love when he was only 14 years old, but fear not, it's not what you think.

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He reached a major milestone in his life earlier this week by officially becoming a U.S. citizen after falling in love with the country when he was just a young teen. And after speaking with him, we're not sure there's anyone who adores Lady Liberty as much as Fabio!

"I married my beautiful bride [when I became a citizen]," said the 57-year-old heartthrob said in an exclusive interview with AOL. "It was like my wedding day."

Fabio, who you may recognize as the man with bulging biceps and chiseled abs on the covers of dozens of romance novels in the '80s and '90s, gushed that it was the best day of his life.

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Famed model Fabio wants a wife -- and this is what he's looking for
In this Wednesday, March 16, 2016, photo released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), model Fabio poses during a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. Fabio, real name Fabio Lanzoni, the long-locked blonde Italian who became a cultural phenomenon in the 1990s, became a naturalized American citizen on Wednesday. (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Actor Fabio chats with others attending the VIP reception before the National Italian American Foundation annual gala in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Model and actor Fabio Lanzoni, left, and former major league baseball player Mike Piazza, right, wait for the arrival of President Barack Obama to delivers remarks at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala in Washington, Saturday, Oct., 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Actor Fabio poses for a photo at the National Italian American Foundation's annual gala in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Model Fabio Lanzoni attending the 15th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party Benefiting Children Uniting Nations at Warner Bros. Estate on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
COCONUT CREEK, FL - FEBRUARY 10: Fabio Lanzoni meets and greets fans at Sorrisi Italian Restaurant at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on February 10, 2012 in Coconut Creek, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
COCONUT CREEK, FL - FEBRUARY 10: Fabio Lanzoni meets and greets fans at Sorrisi Italian Restaurant at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on February 10, 2012 in Coconut Creek, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
Italian fashion model Fabio, aka Fabio Lanzoni, circa 2000. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1996: Model Fabio aka Fabio Lanzoni poses for a portrait in 1996 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1089 -- Pictured: (l-r) Model Fabio Lanzoni during an interview with host Jay Leno on February 13, 1997 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1996: Model Fabio aka Fabio Lanzoni poses for a portrait in 1996 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 1994: Italian model and actor Fabio (Lanzoni) picks up an unidentified woman in workout clothing at a party in May 1994 in New York City, New York. Fabio appeared on the covers of hundreds of romance novels in the eighties and nineties. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: Model Fabio Lanzoni enters the 'Today Show' taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studio on March 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 22: Male Model Fabio attends the 'Babes In Toyland' charity toy drive at Boulevard3 on April 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Italian fashion model Fabio attends the '5th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Partying Benefiting Children Uniting Nations' at the Warner Bros. Estate on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David A. Walega/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: Model Fabio poses at Old Spice's 'Manly Man' event at The Grove on July 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CALABASAS, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Kristen Bell (L-R) and model Fabio Lanzoni attend the grand opening of Lamborghini Calabasas on November 14, 2007 in Calabasas, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
377233 10: Model Fabio signs autographs outside Largo's Restaurant August 28, 2000 in Santa Monica, CA. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield renewed his vows with his wife, Joan at the restaurant. (Photo by David Keeler/Online USA)
Promotional studio portrait of Fabio, for a guest appearance on the TV series, 'Yes, Dear,' 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Model Fabio attends the benefit for Homeless Children on January 4, 1995 at the Old Homestead Steakhouse Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Model Fabio sighted on October 22, 1994 at Imagen Medical Spa and Health Club in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 27: Model Fabio and comedienne Joan Rivers on the set of 'The Joan Rivers Show' on October 27, 1992 at CBS Broadcast Center, 530 West 57th Street in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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And with that major item crossed off the star's bucket list, what's next?

"I want to find a wife and get married," the icon admitted.

Yes, one lucky American lady could turn her romance novel fantasy into a reality.

"Hey listen, nobody can say I got married because I wanted to be a U.S. citizen," Fabio jokingly added while talking about his new "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" commercial.

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So if there's no woman in the picture, what exactly is the heartthrob looking for in a potential partner?

"Somebody who's beautiful inside and out, especially on the inside because in time looks vanish so you have to be deeper than that," he said.

He also added one important piece of advice for any successful relationship:

"You have to find a person who really cares for you like you care for that person."

It's safe to say that he's just as smooth as he seems. We're definitely lining up for a shot at love with Fabio.

By: Marah Alindogan

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