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New­comer Rome Flynn has three cred­its on his act­ing CV: Leon in 2014 TV movie Drum­line: A New Beat, “Quar­ter­back” in 2014 short film Two-A-Days and more re­cently, Zende For­rester Dominguez in Bold & Beau­ti­ful (1987-cur­rent) since 2015. And play­ing adopted AIDS or­phan Zende, first por­trayed by Daniel Smith between 2001 and 2002, has “trans­formed my life in more ways than one,” ex­plains Rome.

A lot of work’s gone into his shirt­less scenes on Bold – and we’re not talk­ing about hours work­ing out in the gym. Rome had tat­toos on his bi­ceps and chest but started re­mov­ing them in 2015 to set a bet­ter ex­am­ple for his daugh­ter, as well as im­prove his chances of get­ting more show­biz roles. The 24-year-old and his model girl­friend Camia Marie have a two-year-old daugh­ter named Kimko. The lead­ing ladies in Rome’s life are also his big­gest fans and there are loads of pho­tos of them on his so­cial me­dia sites, @rome­flynn on In­sta­gram and @RomeTru­main on Twit­ter. So where does the “Tru­main” in his Twit­ter han­dle come from? His full name is Rome Tru­main Flynn and the Chicago na­tive has African, Cuban and Ir­ish blood in his veins. Act­ing isn’t his only tal­ent. Rome is a for­mer ath­lete who earned a full var­sity schol­ar­ship for bas­ket­ball and foot­ball. He also taught him­self to play the gui­tar. When it comes to his dress sense, Rome is im­pos­si­ble to miss on the red car­pet – he loves bright-colours and flo­ral-lov­ing Nor­we­gian de­sign­ers Moods Of Nor­way decked him out in a peach-and-mint flo­ral suit at the 2016 Day­time Emmy Awards in May this year. NB! See more on p27.

Rome in one of his Moods Of Nor­way suits.

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