Corrado Martini has invited us to know him up close and personally. This young American model opened his heart to talk about his life, the ones he loves, his passions, and how it is like a regular day for him. But, most importantly, he spoke out about his reflection on mental health and his thoughts about the impact of social media on youth.
His empathy is enormous, and he is a heartfelt person who always wants everyone to feel in the best way possible. Therefore, I invite you to keep reading this exclusive interview to get to know this intimate side of Corrado Martini and discover his message of awareness, connections, and joy.
Welcome to his life
VT: How is it a regular day for you?
CM: A regular day, for me, consists of waking up around 7-8 am in the basement of my aunt and uncle’s basement. After laying in bed for a good amount of time, procrastinating getting up, I get my first cup of coffee and head out to the gym, blasting hard rock to get hyped up for my lift. I typically workout for 45 minutes doing my ppl split.
When I get home, I shower and rush out the door because I tend to leave at the very last minute to get to the train station. I take NJ transit to my own station and either work, hang out, or chill with my agency for the day. Then, I take NJ transit back and will most likely miss my stop because I’m invested in online poker.
No matter how tired I am, I will go back to the gym with my cousins for some late-night cardio. Now that we are at the end of the day, I am ready to watch jeopardy with my aunt and uncle. We watch it Mon-Friday and bet on how many we will get right.
It is the highlight of my day and gets me excited more than a good slice of pizza. After my show, I go to bed and take about 2 hours to actually fall asleep because of how messed up my sleep schedule is. So yeah, there’s that.
VT: What would you say has been the importance of friends and family for your career?
CM: This is the best question because of how much I value my friends and family. My friends are so important to my mental health and overall well-being because of the stress I deal with daily.
My family always has my back and had been so supportive through everything I’ve gone through and the life changes I’ve made. I’m a family man 100%, and that will never change. They support me, and I couldn’t be any more thankful.
A key to good mental health
VT: Have you ever felt the pressure of feeling like people forget you are just a teenager and, like every other human being, you do not need to be perfect? Or is that something you do not like to think about?
CM: I, actually, don’t feel the pressure because my supporters know I’m pursuing a life that is insanely hard to succeed in. I always, feel pressure whether it’s from myself or what needs to get done, yet it makes me work 10 times harder. Pressure is my best friend.
VT: What do you do to preserve your mental health?
CM: Working out, having close, loyal friends, and a family that I can vent to 24/7 are key to my mental health. I’ve gone through many mental breakdowns that I’ve kept to myself because I don’t want others to feel down just because I am.
I have certain people that I am comfortable opening up to, and those are my 4liferz. So I’d say the gym and a good group to surround myself with is the key to good mental health.
VT: You have been inspiring young people to work out or practicing some sports, but some of them might not be familiar with those activities and might be finding it hard to start. What would you recommend to them?
CM: If someone is finding it hard to start working out or trying a new sport, they should take into account why they want to do it in the first place. Whether it’s for their mental health, appearance, confidence, physical health, developing a good habit, or whatever, it is they need to constantly remind themselves.
Because even I’ve found myself unmotivated, and most of the time, it’s because I’ve lost sight of my goals and why I started in the first place. It became an addiction for me, and I want others to experience the benefits that come from a healthy lifestyle.
You’re mood, energy, and mental health with the thriving from your changes. Join me; let’s change the world.
Awareness, connections, and joy
VT: According to you, what are the best things social media have given the youth nowadays?
CM: Well, that is a tricky question because there’s a lot of negatives to social media. Let’s stick to the good things such as awareness, connections, and joy.
Many people have found safety in their phones because apps such as TikTok, YouTube, and others show you content that you tend to enjoy. A little creepy how they know that, but I see it as beneficial.
The best thing social media has given the youth is an outlet to vent and seek help from others who are struggling or have gone through similar things.
Social media can be a positive force to help kids all around the world. Yet, many use it to bring other down and take their problems out on others.
VT: What can you share with us about your plans for the future?
CM: I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Acting. You’ll see me on the big screen any day now.
VT: Which message would you like to share with people who might be facing bad times due to the current events happening in the world?
CM: I want to let them know that we are all in this together and that this time period is so short compared to the rest of our lives we have together on this beautiful planet.
Grind it out, and you’ll come out as a better version of yourself. You’ll find out who you really are and what you need out of friends, family, and most importantly, yourself. Think of the positives in your life and work on making your bad times into good ones.
Every day is a good day if you make it one.
VT: Anything else you would like to share with Vanity Teen?
CM: Remember the name: Corrado Martini.
Let us keep this in mind
Corrado Martini has shown his open heart to let us know we are not alone and we do not need to be perfect to find what makes us happy.
For that, and many other reasons, we love him and cannot wait to see his new projects.
Let us remember his words and let us do our best to take care of ourselves, keep our loved ones close, and always keep in mind that mental health matters.
Model Corrado Martini @corradommartini represented by Soul Artist Management @soulartistmgmt, Next Models Miami @nectmodelsmia, Wilhemina @wilhelminamodels, and Sky Talent Management @skytalentmanagement, photographed by Anna Garbowska @anka_nyc assisted by Peter Hadjipateras @peter.hadjipateras styled by Stasi Berezovskaya @sb.style.me.up assisted by Alex Williams @alex.w.illiams grooming by Nami Harada Hair @nami_harada_hair, exclusive for Vanity Teen online!