The June issue of MEN’S FITNESS goes on sale today and features an in-depth profile on international pop icon Marc Anthony. In the profile by Deputy Editor Dean Stattman, Anthony shares his secrets to career longevity, repeated success, and how being bullied as a child inspired his passion to help disadvantaged youth.
On some of his high-profile relationships: “The people I have ended up in relationships with are human beings. They’re not conquests.” and “My dad would tell me, ‘Son, I’m ugly and you’re ugly – work on your personality’…I think it served me well. I think confidence is a powerful thing.”
On being an international ambassador for Latin music and a role model for the next generation of Latino artists: “I have a lot of stories to tell. I got smacked around early on, and it was hard, but to me it was part of the game. As blessed as I am, my heart goes out to any artist who has to do it on his own.”
On what his success might say to the kids who tormented him when he was growing up: “Those people who picked on me [probably] got their ass kicked in the present day. I don’t have anything to say to anybody. I am more proud of the work that my foundation (Maestro Cares) is doing, to be honest with you.”