He's got that California look - and more. He's tanned, with blue eyes, long blond hair and a come hither gaze.

He's also got a 58-inch waist and weighs 400 pounds.Move over, Fabio. Way over. Here comes Flabio.

"It's cool to be big, you know," said Michael Glover, a 38-year-old former truck driver who's enjoying his role as poster-boy spoof of the beefcake model.

Posters of a near-nude Flabio sprawled at the ocean's edge are selling out at Xtra-Xtra Big & Tall stores in Southern California.

The posters are the brainchild of Eric States, who says he got the idea when he stepped out of the shower one day and noticed his own gut. States said he expects the posters will catch on and distributors will be added.

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The parody has Fabio's blessing - sort of.

"If people are interested in seeing a Flabio impersonator of Fabio, then Fabio wishes him the best of luck," said Peter Paul, Fabio's manager.

But Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and a Fabio friend, was skeptical about any impending super-celebrity status for Glover.

"Fabio does what is called stopping traffic," Brown said. "I dare say Flabio might be stopping traffic also, but for different reasons."

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