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Italy's most handsome man has quit his modelling job to join the priesthood.
Edoardo Santini, 21, was voted Italy's most beautiful man in 2019, when he was 17, in a pageant organised by ABE, a fashion group.
But after a lifetime of studying drama and dance to achieve his dream of becoming a star, he said on social media Saturday he would renounce his career for his faith.
'At 21 years of age I find myself on the path towards becoming a priest, God willing,' Edoardo said, claiming to have joined a seminary near Florence.
'I've decided to give up modelling work, acting and dance, but I won't abandon all my passions, I'll just live them differently, offering them up to God,' said the Castel Fiorentino native.
'At 21 years of age I find myself on the path towards becoming a priest, God willing,' Edoardo said after entering a seminary near Florence
Edoardo, 21, was voted Italy's most handsome four years ago and has abandoned his dreams of stardom to train as a priest
Santini said he will not regret the decision 'because now I can shout: I am Edoardo, I am 21 years old and I am happy'.
Speaking to his followers on social media, the rising star explained: 'I have had the opportunity to meet some young people who... have given me the strength to