Netflix only released Emily in Paris last weekend but it's still managed to create quite the stir. Not least due its impeccable casting, which sees Lily Collins take on the role of Emily, a Chicago-based social media pro tasked with bringing an 'American perspective' to a French marketing company. The show has also introduced us to the likes of Lucas Bravo, who plays Gabriel a.k.a the handsome chef/Emily's downstairs neighbour. If you've already watched Emily in Paris, the chances are you've probably already thirsted over Bravo - don't we all wish our neighbours were this good looking? Anyway, if you're wondering where Bravo has been all your life, look no further.
Here's everything you need to know about the new Netflix star...
Who is Lucas Bravo?
Lucas Bravo is a 32-year-old actor and model from Nice in the south of France. Born to Daniel Bravo, a French professional footballer, and Eva Bravo, a singer, it's no surprise that Lucas has taken to the world of showbiz so naturally.
While Bravo's character managed to impress Emily with his cooking early on in the series , it turns out Bravo actually used to be a chef in real life too. Speaking to Manny The Movie Guy, he said "I was a sous chef in a restaurant a few years ago. When I first got the scripts, I was like, 'Oh, wow, this is definitely for me, I'm definitely going to use these skills."
Bravo is also a huge fan of Sex and The City, which is of course also directed by Emily in Paris director, Darren Star. He told Glamour, "I adore Sex and the City, honestly. I watched it so many times over and over."
He added, "I learned so much about things you should or shouldn't do - in bed or elsewhere - thanks to that show." He also admitted to having a 'man crush' on Aidan, one of Carrie Bradshaw's SATC boyfriends, which I find extremely relatable.
His character, Gabriel, may exude Parisian chic but Bravo himself once left Paris to live in Fontainebleau, which he calls 'the forest'. He told Glamour that he could "hear nothing but the wind in the trees and the birds in the morning" in Fontainebleau. Sounds pretty dreamy to us.
What else has Lucas Bravo been in?
Prior to his role as Gabriel in Emily in Paris, Bravo built an impressive portfolio in French-language tv shows and films including Mathieu in soap Plus belle la vie, Antoine in 2014 film Smart Ass and Adrien in miniseries T.O.C. He is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Paul Gallico's Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
You may also recognise Bravo from his modelling career, most recently appearing in a Chanel advert. He is currently represented by Tribe Management and Viva Model Management.
Emily in Paris is available to watch on Netflix now.
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