Queens elementary schoolteacher by day, Playgirl centerfold by night. Julian Fantechi, a full-time occupational therapist at Public School 99 in Kew Gardens, appeared on the shag mag’s August 2006 cover and has appeared nude more than a dozen times inside. A complaint about the 5-foot-10, NYU master’s-holding, 37-year-old’s extracurricular activities led school investigators to look into the issue (and look they did). But they concluded that the racy photos don’t violate any school policies.
The New York Daily News reports that Fantechi "continued his modeling career"—modeling career?—"working for Saks Fifth Avenue and appearing in Men’s Health magazine and other publications," adding that he will also be appearing on the ABC sitcom "Ugly Betty."
Fantechi told the News, "I’d want them [parents] to know that just because I was a Playgirl centerfold has nothing to do with my capabilities as a physical therapist." Right, it mainly has to do with is his disturbingly rippled abdominal region. Want to see the other thing it has to do with? Ceck out Fantechi’s own website—but not if you’re his student.