An adult film actor is looking for a different leading role in South Florida: Politics.
Juan Melecio submitted his paperwork Monday to run for a commission seat in Wilton Manors in Broward County, the Sun-Sentinel reported. He also goes by several other names, including Juan Davila, which is his mother’s last name, the newspaper reported.
Melecio’s stage name is Antonio Biaggi.
“I’m from Puerto Rico and I’m a very passionate person," Melecio told the Sun-Sentinel. "When something is right I just go for it.”
Melecio, who turns 42 on Wednesday, is openly gay and has been married for nine years. He said he has lived in Wilton Manors for a year and has been a businessman in the city the last four years. Melecio added he has lived in South Florida for the past 10 years.
He owned a spa and barbershop in Wilton Manors that he sold in 2019, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
In an interview with South Florida Gay News, Melecio said he was “a person with a really big opinion and I’m not afraid of change.”
“I’m a person who is very involved in the city. I’m not the typical politician that comes out every two or four years,” Melecio told the website. “I’m here all year round helping charities in the city for kids, domestic abuse, pet projects, the leather community, and the arts."
Melecio told the Sun-Sentinel he has appeared in “scores” of adult films, but his attention is more focused on producing films through his company, Biaggi Productions.
Melecio, whose run at the commission seat is his first foray into politics, said he wants to make Wilton Manors inclusive for all residents.
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