This Is the Guy Who Claims He Inspired ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

February 11, 2014 By:
This Is the Guy Who Claims He Inspired ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

If you’ve read the popular guilty pleasure series Fifty Shades of Grey, chances are you have a very vivid image of how lead character Christian Grey looks, acts, sounds and f**ks.

Prepare to have that fantasy eviscerated into fifty shattered pieces because we can now look to the 39-year-old dude who CLAIMS he totally inspired the title character.


But first, let’s start with Jamie Dornan, who’s starring as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation.


And Robert Pattinson, the glistening male face of the Twilight series that initially inspired the Fifty Shades books.


Now, this is the real dude.

His name is Alessandro Proto and he professes that there are multiple similarities between himself and the fictional Grey. For instance, he owns an Audi, is a successful real estate agent with a top-floor penthouse, and owns a firm called Proto Organization Holding.


Anyway, this is all three of them side by side.


Can you believe THIS is the guy who began those incessant fantasy casting rumors?

A guy who claims to have brokered deals for Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Madonna.


This guy.

Who says he’s very media shy and rarely grants interviews, but doesn’t mind answering questions regarding his similarities with Christian Grey.



Who confesses he actually has very “old-fashioned” sexual tastes.



Who also admitted he’s only read a couple pages of the book.