Armand Peri

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Armand Peri
Armand Peri headshot.jpg
Born (1965-07-14) July 14, 1965 (age 54)
Vila do Conde, (Porto District)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materNew Jersey Institute of Technology
OccupationEntrepreneur, Bodybuilder, and artist
Known forFounder and CEO of New York's Hunk-O-Mania nightclub

Armand Peri (born July 14, 1965) is an American bodybuilder, artist, author and entrepreneur known as the founder and CEO of New York's Hunk-O-Mania nightclub.[1][2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Peri was born and raised in Vila do Conde, (Porto District) Portugal. At 12 years old, Peri and his family migrated to the United States and he later became a US citizen. He received his First Class BA (Hons) degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.[5]


Armand Peri in Bodybuilding form

Peri founded Hunk-O-Mania Entertainment in 1998 and began the first show in New York City known as Show Nightclub.[6][7][8][9]

Peri is an artist who often creates self-portraits to help himself build and maintain his ideal physique.[10][11] This made him venture into bodybuilding a niche where he has won prizes.[12][13][14][15]

In 1993, Peri played a part in Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way alongside Al Pacino as his bodyguard.[16][17]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1984 - NPC Teen New Jersey Bodybuilding Championship - Teen Overall Winner
  • 1993 - Mr. New Jersey Heavy-weight Winner

Personal life[edit]

Armand Peri recent pic

Peri married Bonita de la Parra and had a child with her. He also married his second wife Francielle Melo and they have 3 more kids.


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  3. ^ Brown (16 April 2019). "Nightlife Impresario Armand Peri, David Grutman & Noah Tepperberg Made the Nightlife Industry Power List". baltimoresun. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
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  5. ^ Evan, Elison (19 December 2018). "Armand Peri - Most Influential Nightclub Entrepreneur". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  6. ^ Stafford Hagwood, Rod (17 April 2019). "Looking for a hunk? Check out male stripper revue Hunk-O-Mania in Miami Beach". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
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  8. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (28 August 2013). "The Chippendales Take Manhattan, Again". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Magic Mike Review: 5 Strippers on the Channing Tatum Film". 28 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  10. ^ "World-Renowned Entrepreneur, Artist and Architect Armand Peri Talks About Art Basel". 1 July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike' Gets Mixed Reviews From City's Male Strippers". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Armand Peri Classic Physique Bodybuilder and Entrepreneur". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  13. ^ "We Watched Magic Mike XXL and Now We Have Questions – Real Strippers Gave Us Answers". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  14. ^ Davis, Ronald. "They started from the bottom and made it big". Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Do we take bodybuilders dedication lightly?". Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Male Strippers Review 'Magic Mike XXL': 'It Was Very Much Like a Documentary'". 30 June 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  17. ^ "A Bachelorette Party Index Exclusive". Retrieved 29 September 2018.