He’s known in the polo world for his polo skills, but more importantly, he’s Britney Spears’ heart throb in the music video RADAR. Check out the video below:
SD Polo: Tell us about the Radar video. How did you get chosen to be the heart throb?
Gutierrez: I had nothing to do with it. The producer looked at photos and chose me. I thought I was going to be an extra. I didn’t know I was the main guy until that day. I thought it was just for polo. Britney was really polite. She was laughing a lot when we were taping and kept apologizing.
SD Polo: Have you done any previous acting or modeling?
Gutierrez: No but yes. After the Radar video I was on a billboard in Argentina. I was paid with wine.
SD Polo: Are you from Argentina? How long are your visits?
Gutierrez: Yes, I am from Buenos Aires. I am usually there about 6 months out of the year, which is more than it used to be.
SD Polo: What do you do in Argentina?
Gutierrez: I love to play soccer and rugby. I hang out with my family, play drums with my little brother and work at a skateboard shop. I’m part owner. We took this old building and fixed it up. We put a skateboard ramp in the store and we have live music, parties and also sell skateboard clothing.
SD Polo: What about polo? Do you want to play forever?
Gutierrez: Forever, no way. Not as a job. I want to do other stuff. Maybe go back to school. I went to law school in Argentina, but quit to play polo professionally.
SD Polo: How did you get involved in polo?
Gutierrez: All 5 of my brothers play, but I am the only one who plays professionally. I came to the United States in 2001 with my cousin, Miguel Gutierrez. I started playing in San Diego in 2003, came back for 05, 06, 07 and now in 2011. I’ve played for Rick and Robin Paicus for the past 5 years in Indio, CA and Aspen.
SD Polo: Are you happy to be back in San Diego?
Gutierrez: Of course! I love San Diego. The people, the place and the enviroment. It’s a fun place.
SD Polo: Last question: are you single?