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)
NationalityPortugal
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materNew Jersey Institute of Technology
OccupationEntrepreneur, Bodybuilder, and artist
Known forFounder and CEO of New York's Hunk-O-Mania nightclub
Websitearmandperi.com

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]

Career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, Aoife (6 June 2015). "Male strippers review Magic Mike XXL: 'It was very much like a documentary'". independent.ie. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ Colace, Kathy (9 January 2019). "The Story of How One Man Overcame All Odds to Create One of the Leading Brands in the Entertainment Industry". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ Brown (16 April 2019). "Nightlife Impresario Armand Peri, David Grutman & Noah Tepperberg Made the Nightlife Industry Power List". baltimoresun. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Honing the Mind and Body to Prepare for Small Business Success". smallbizdaily.com. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  5. ^ Evan, Elison (19 December 2018). "Armand Peri - Most Influential Nightclub Entrepreneur". realtytimes.com. 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". sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  7. ^ Grossman, Samantha (1 July 2015). "Here's What Real Male Strippers Think of Magic Mike XXL". time.com. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  8. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (28 August 2013). "The Chippendales Take Manhattan, Again". newyorker.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Magic Mike Review: 5 Strippers on the Channing Tatum Film". thedailybeast.com. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  10. ^ "World-Renowned Entrepreneur, Artist and Architect Armand Peri Talks About Art Basel". axcessnews.com. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike' Gets Mixed Reviews From City's Male Strippers". hunkomanianyc.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Armand Peri Classic Physique Bodybuilder and Entrepreneur". musclesportmag.com. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  13. ^ "We Watched Magic Mike XXL and Now We Have Questions – Real Strippers Gave Us Answers". people.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  14. ^ Davis, Ronald. "They started from the bottom and made it big". medium.com. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Do we take bodybuilders dedication lightly?". gymfreekie.livejournal.com. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Male Strippers Review 'Magic Mike XXL': 'It Was Very Much Like a Documentary'". variety.com. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  17. ^ "A Bachelorette Party Index Exclusive". bachelorettepartyindex.com. Retrieved 29 September 2018.