This week our Natasha brings you a Male on Monday to set your pulses racing .....
I was 'googling' deserts, as you do, and I happened across a Ralph Lauren advert which, naturally, led me to YouTube. A few more Ralph Lauren YouTubes and I discovered Ignacio 'Nacho' Figueras. Definitely one for the files, I thought.
I was feeling particularly smug but then I discovered India Grey had already found him and has nearly finished a book with him as her inspiration. You'd have thought she'd share, wouldn't you????? With friends like that .... :)
But, well, here he is.
While you may recognise him as the face of Ralph Lauren's Polo Black fragrance his 'day job' is as a polo player for the award-winning Black Watch polo team, based in Palm Beach, Florida and Bridgehampton, New York. Oh and he breeds horses, too.
And, actually, he's quite a difficult subject for a Male on Monday because everything you read about him on the web varies. I'm not even sure I have his date of birth right! But, then, in the world of the romance author that really doesn't matter.
So here goes ...
Born to an affluent family in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nacho was introduced to the polo at age 8 (although it could be 9) by his father, an environmental engineer and polo enthusiast. By 17 he was a professional. It's a dangerous sport and Nacho has had a broken nose, broken collarbones, a concussion and 25 stitches so far ..
Birth Name: Ignacio Figueras
DOB: May 25, 1977
Relationship: Wife Delfina Blaquier
Children: son (although some sources say a girl) Hilario and daughter Aurora
Height: 6'1" / 185 cm
Shirt: 15.5 X 35
Waist: 33 / 83
Inseam: 34 / 85
Shoe: 10 / 43
It's always useful to know a man's inseam measurement. :)
And, really for Trish because she judges a man by how he sits on a horse, here's another YouTube. Worth it for the rest of us because you can hear him talk!
2.55 minutes well spent!! What do we think??
Natasha's latest Harlequin Romance Wanted: White Wedding is on the shelves in Australia now. It's available in the UK here. And in NA here!
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You can find out more about it on her website and you can hear her moan about her sheikhs and other assorted disasters by visiting her blog.
Her contribution to the Niroli series, 'The Tycoon's Princess Bride', is available here and won the Romantic Times Magazine Best Presents of 2007 and is nominated for a RITA®.
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