Antonio Sabato Jr. learned the value of freedom and the importance of having a strong work ethic at a young age. His grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and taught Antonio the need to stand up for justice. His mother escaped communism in Czechoslovakia and met Antonio’s father in Italy. Antonio’s parents eventually realized that the best way to provide a better life for him and his sister was to emigrate to the United States legally in 1985.
Antonio was taught the importance of a strong work ethic as he watched his parent’s work 2 to 3 jobs to make ends meet. At 13 years old Antonio quickly learned English and became trilingual after studying Spanish in school. In 1996 after completing the necessary steps, Antonio became a United States citizen–what he calls “the proudest moment of my life.”
Antonio went on to become a model and actor gracing the cover of magazines around the world. He expanded his business resume to include successful ventures as a small business owner, restaurateur, author, and producer.
Most recently, Antonio decided that, like many of us, he has had enough of professional politicians who care nothing about their local community. Antonio was inspired to run for Congress in California’s 26th District because he wanted to give back to the country that gave him his freedom and opportunities.