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Say WATT? Pico Gets Press!

Posted by gauloises1 on August 24, 2009

Three Pico items. Are you listening? First, he’s withdrawn from New Haven. Not sure why, but I hope he’s just resting up for the Open.

Secondly, here’s a snippet regarding Pico’s love life. According to the translation some kind soul did on MTF …

Juan “Pico” Mónaco has decided: no more girlfriends for a while. After two years with Luisana Lopilato, who’s now with Canadian singer Michael Bublé, it seems the sportsman prefers to be alone.

“For now, instead of seeing a woman, I prefer to see a tennis raquet”, maintains the ATP world #40, who took a skiing trip to Chapelco, as published in the magazine Caras.

Mónaco acknowledges that, after the Bastad Open final, in Sweden, it was time to “enjoy the scenery, eat, have fun and relax life, calm my thoughts and give myself some new motivation”.

The tennis player considers himself “hypercalm” off the court, and maintains he’s a homebody who doesn’t go out a lot. “Today I’m single, enjoying this time and thinking of my career”, said Mónaco, who went to the ski center with two friends.

He didn’t say a single word about Lopilato, whose relationship with him ended in March, and he didn’t speak of any new female companion. He just said: “later I’ll have time to find a girlfriend”.

Is there any chance this is a mistranslation, or did his ex seriously leave this …


… for Michael Buble? I mean, Josh Groban I can understand, especially after his hilarious appearance on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. But Michael Buble? Woman needs to get her head, eyes, and ovaries checked out.

Thirdly, check out this interview from WATT. I don’t want to steal another translation from MTF (guilty face).

But really, these photos require no translation.

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Seriously, this is what I call a good photoshoot. Can this magazine shoot Elf too? Please? Please, tennis gods? Please?!

20 Responses to “Say WATT? Pico Gets Press!”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    My middle name is ‘homebody’ … loooove me some homebodynessing.

    And Gaul, the major photoshoot test required for that magazine is obvious … begins with a HORSE and ends with a FACE.

  2. gauloises1 said

    I actually think Horseface would be easy to shoot … I think he’s photogenic. Kind of looks like an oil painting.

    An oil painting of a horse, obviously.

  3. SA said

    I love that part where he said that Elf is like a brother to him. I have all these visions of five year old Elf following 10 year old Pico around and Pico taking him under his wing, showing him how to hit this shot and that, how to get extra candy out of the vending machine, etc.

    Hmm, I think I have too much time on my hands.

  4. linz said

    We don’t agree on too much gaul, but THIS we can agree on: AWESOME photoshoot, HOTT Pico, and EEEW Buble.

  5. lauren said

    Thank you thank you thank you.
    There is way too much good stuff in those interviews – though the google translate of the WATT one has moments of peculiarity. LOVE him saying his most hated sound in the world is Sharapova playing tennis. LOL.

    Seriously, though, is that girl mad?

  6. It certainly takes all kinds to please everyone. Give me Michael Buble anyday to Monaco – I think Luisana is showing extremely good taste. Michael has many qualities that Monaco would have to go a long way to meet, and that includes looks. And that wild hair – jump into this century man! Michael is not only incredibly talented, but he has a good heart, good family ideals and a good work ethic. Ask anyone in the business world – to know Michael is to love him. Check out Michael’s documentary DVD with his CD “Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden” and then attend one of his concerts when he goes back on tour next year. I think you will look at this subject with a new perspective.

  7. imtotallyrad said

    i want to pounce on him in that photo for the mag cover and do many many unspeakable things to him……

  8. naughtyT...Muzzard is fugly but #2 said

    is there like a Michael Bublé hit squad that roams the interweb looking for all and any reference to the very modern Michael and posting random defences should he be slighted in any way shape or form??
    G I think you have arrived!!!!
    Clearly Luisana is more a ping pong girl… “Bublé likes to play table tennis when he has some down time ….” says the Belfast telegraph.

  9. Nic said

    With the check shirt and the hat, he kind of reminds me of Nic Cester from Jet. But as google is not throwing up any photos that confirm my theory I must be off. Maybe it’s just ‘the vibe’.

    Anyway, this photo proves nothing except that they both wear check red shirts with hats.

  10. irefusetotellyou said

    Naughty, I was thinking the same thing.

    Guess Booblay has some pretty passionate fans … and EXCUSE ME? Outdated hair?!

    That’s an insult of the highest order.


  11. lauren said

    … and I thought tennis fans were rabid. Such intensity, such dedication, trawling the interwebs day and night for any mention of The Beloved and correcting anyone who stands in their way.
    It’s like having a sudden visitation by the SAS while you’re happily slobbed on the sofa painting your toenails and watching The Mighty Boosh.

  12. Penny said

    Wow, he’s hot without any of the Tennis stuff on him !!!

  13. Cubbie said

    Needless to say I approve of this blog entry. 🙂

    One thing that I like is he really has a 1970s look about him- not in a fake, cheesy way- but where you could really have seen him looking like this in the 1970s.

  14. naughtyT...Muzzard is fugly but #2 said

    forgot to say… “and this is the face i make when you rub my nipples”

  15. Jacko said

    that second last pic has such a porn vibe to it…..if only he was actually touching his nipples!!…which sadly aint as good as simba’s!!!…but still….aggressive top much??!!! 😛

  16. kefuoe said

    Am I the only one who keeps reading the magazine title as WANT instead of WATT? Yeah? Okay.

  17. irefusetotellyou said

    Am I the only one who didn’t realize that the magazine WAS called “Watt,” and have therefore been really confused as to why this post was titled “Say WATT?”

    Pitiful on my part.

  18. Annie (vamos heavenly creature) said

    G: Yummy pics of Pearl Jam. My fav is the cover and the last shot. i love his hair and love him more since he finds shrieky awful. And i thought the mag was called ‘wait’ so clearly the typographer was stoned or impaired. no the editor was impaired. whatev.

  19. […] ogling/reading: Article here (at WATT), pictures here (via New Balls, […]

  20. Arthur Levine said

    Yeah, those photos aren’t yours to post on your blog.
    They belong to the magazine, who PAID a photog to shoot them.
    That’s theft. What else is new?

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