American heartthrob and rising star, Peter Porte is best known for his role on the hit show “Baby Daddy.” He has appeared in numerous film, TV and stage productions, perhaps he is best known for his roles as Ricky Williams on the Young and the Restless. Born to European parents in Greenwood Lake, New York Peter attended University in Manhattan, London, Paris and Hong Kong. All in all, Peter loves to travel and is thrilled to be speaking with Destination Luxury.
Destination Luxury: Being that you have modeled and worked in the industry for more than 10 years, what are 3 mens fashion tips?
1. Don’t do another brand’s marketing unless you are being paid too . . . or it was an expensive gift. Then wear it shamelessly.
2. Find a uniform that flatters you and wear it every day. It just makes life easier.
3. Spend money on a good pair of boots and wear them into the ground.
Destination Luxury: What do you love the most about your job?
Porte: Every day I get to meet and work with new creative people that are passionate about what they do; these people sacrifice so much for what they love and believe in. I’m honored to be a member of that club. As long as I can recall I always wanted to be an actor. I studied it in school, I studied in college, I studied it today, and sometimes I even get to be one.
Destination Luxury: You’ve been to school in Manhattan, Hong Kong, London what is the best experience you have ever had?
Porte: Riding x2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain changed my life forever.
Destination Luxury: All guys have their favorite cars to take for a spin, you favorite car?
Porte: I really enjoy looking at the 1974 Ford Bronco Woody in hunter green. I really enjoy gassing up my 2013 Prius in blue.
Destination Luxury: What cologne do you wear?
Porte: A friend brought me back a bottle of AQUA DE FLORIDA, which is apparently quite popular in Machu Picchu. It smells like Jagermeister and I’m fairly certain its really Peruvian hard liquor, but I keep splashing it on all the same.
Destination Luxury: And while since we can see you take pride in taking care of yourself, what is your skincare routine?
Porte: A friend recently introduced me to using oil for moisturizer if you have greasy skin so now I look like I’ve face planted in a bucket of KFC each night before bed.
Destination Luxury: Los Angeles is the city of beautiful people. How do you stay fit? Work out? Eat well?
Porte: I try to eat well and go to the gym 4 times a week, but I’m pretty sure its mainly genetics. I tried cross fit recently. Its a funny sensation feeling both super powerful and unable to move.
Destination Luxury: And we recently heard that you went on a nice cruise, what were some of your favorite places to travel to? Do you have any other place you have liked to travel to?
Porte: I recently crashed my friend’s cabin floor who was working as a cruise ship performer. Allow me to preface this story with: I am NOT a Cruise person. By the end of our two week tour I had seen 15 European cities, ate incredible food, and met the most fascinating people. Its as if you were offered the choice to ride in an adult stroller, be hand fed, and nap from point a to point b or be abandoned at a bus stop with an old map and your iPhone at 4%. Trust me, take the stroller, I am officially a convert.
Destination Luxury: What are some of your favorite hotels in the world and why?
Porte: Ha! I’m clearly not the person to ask this question. See above. I’m 32 and see no problem with sleeping on a friend’s cabin floor. No, I once worked in Bora Bora and stayed at the Four Seasons, which was pretty magical. You can see fish swimming below you from a window in the floor near your toilet. Disconcerting, yet magical.
Destination Luxury: What are some of your favorite restaurants in the world and why?
Porte: I feel like I’ve been to loads of fancy international restaurants by the sorry number of Netflix food documentaries of devoured. But in reality only two come to mind. Providence and Yuko Kitchen. Both in Los Angeles, Providence has two Michelin Star, is a multi James Beard award nominee, turns food into art and is worth every (ermmm 50,000) pennies’. Yoko kitchen is a hole in the wall Asian fusion cafe off Wilshire Blvd. Their chicken plate is perfection, $9.85, and easily my death row last meal.
Destination Luxury: What are 3 things that you have on your bucket list?
1. See the Northern Lights.
2. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
3. Learn to play the GD guitar (I bought one 8 years ago, it hangs on my wall and taunts me everyday) and 4. Space Travel.
Destination Luxury: It sounds like you have some great bucket lists, what are your plans for the future?
Porte: I’ve been reading the same Tom Robbins book for like 2 years now, I feel like 2017 is my year to finish. Also, spend more time with my family and worry less about planning for the future.