Star of Dolce & Gabbana's new SS10 underwear advertising campaign, we caught up with the Italian Swimmer to quiz him on life as a swimmer and as one of the new faces of Dolce & Gabbana.
Not just a pretty face, Nicola Cassio, who is a member of the Italian National swim team, participated in last year's Olympic Games, in Beijing.
Specialising in the 200 metre freestyle, his successes include two gold medals at the European Championships and one at the World Championships - plus of course looking good in pants.
Watch our exclusive interview with him direct from the shoot in Rome and the historical Circolo Aniene di Roma, shot by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco.
See more backstage footage from the shoot here www.swide.com/Backstage-with-the-Italian-swim-team-