Fabio Lanzoni

Model, actor, spokesperson, and romance novel beefcake Fabio Lanzoni is sharing his love for the United States and speaking out after becoming a legal citizen last year.

“It was like a beautiful dream. It was like paradise,” Fabio told LifeZette about first arriving in America. “I fell in love with this country.”

But life isn’t all horseback rides on the beach and picture-perfect sunsets in California, and Fabio is worried about the direction of The Golden State.

“It’s a disaster. It’s an epidemic,” Fabio said this week as he described what has happened to his state under the direction of Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat. “I’ve been around the world. I’ve been to Africa. Everywhere. Downtown Los Angeles now looks like a third-world country,” said Fabio. He described closed-off streets and sidewalks along with “out-of-control” problems with crime and the homeless.

“We have to repeal Proposition 57,” Fabio stated, adding that Governor Brown has “turned his back on law enforcement.”

California’s Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative was on the ballot in November as Proposition 57 and passed with the support of 64.46% of voters. The measure increased parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes and allows judges to decide whether to try certain juveniles as adults in court.

But while bleeding heart Californians aggressively move to the left of liberalism and Governor Brown continues to play partisan politics, Fabio believes this initiative isn’t about party lines, he says it’s as simple as right vs. wrong.

“This is a non-political situation. You’re talking about the people and the law enforcement against the criminal. You’re on the side of the people and the law enforcement, or you’re on the side of the criminal. It’s a very simple issue,” he said.

“This is the greatest country in the world,” Fabio said, “but we have to come together. We have to find common ground.”

“When people are divided, the politicians can do whatever. When people are united, that’s a dangerous thing.”

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