The Peruvian Naked Chef Makes People en Español’s Most Beautiful List

Franco Noriega, a New York City model and chef is in People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful list. The underwear model turned chef became an internet sensation for his good looks and online cooking tutorials where he wears an apron and not much else.


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“It’s just how I live,” he tells the Telegraph. “Go home, take my shoes off, take my clothes off.” He likes to cook without a shirt, which could be dangerous if you ask us, but we’re not complaining. He likes experimenting with ingredients and creating amazing dishes. “I’ve been cooking naked for the longest time, so I feel pretty comfortable chopping,” he says.

The naked chef used to be a swimmer, which explains why he’s comfortable in his skin. “I live like that. I swam for Peru when I was younger so was always almost naked–in my Speedos, anyway. And Peru is a hot country, so you wear fewer clothes.”