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Striscia la notizia
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Born in Boston, USA, Melissa has Italian parents and spent her early years between the USA and Sardinia (Italy) until she finally moved to Cagliari with her family.
Melissa started to work in the fashion world when she was only 16. A year after that, she took part in the MISS MURETTO beauty contest, where she came second. Extremely elegant and graceful on the catwalk, Melissa is a real tomboy in her personal life.
She is really sporty; she practiced karate at a professional level for several years and got the national podium twice even though her real passion is soccer, she played in a professional team in Sardinia for many years.
2004 was a fundamental year for Melissa. After graduating she decided to move to Milan where she studied at IULM while she pursued her modelling career.
Thanks to her perfect measurements and her athletic body, she did many shows and got her first advertising campaign as testimonial for COTONELLA.
In 2005 Melissa started her career in showbusiness: in the spring she made her debut as showgirl in the tv program MIO FRATELLO E’ PAKISTANO, hosted by Teo Mammuccari on Canale 5 and in September Antonio Ricci chose her for the role of “velina” (showgirl) in one of the Italian tv’s most popular programs, STRISCIA LA NOTIZIA, the audience and the critics immediately embraced Melissa and she was confirmed for the following two seasons.
Her success was immediate and she was chosen as a testimonial for several brands including SWEET YEARS, SEGUE... and TIM. Her fresh and natural beauty, her winning ways and her sweetness gained her a part in Italians’hearts.
In 2006 Melissa started acting, taking minor roles in the television drama IL GIUDICE MASTRANGELO 2 alongside Diego Abatantuono, which was directed by Enrico Oldoini, and in the movie BASTARDI directed by Andrès Arce Maldonado with Barbara Bouchet, Gerard Depardieu and Giancarlo Giannini.
In Summer 2007, she hosted for MTV Italy the episodes in Palermo of TRL ON TOUR and several events among which the WHITE PARTY (Fashion Tv) and some episodes of VELINE IN TOUR (Canale 5).
In June 2008, she left her job as “velina” on STRISCIA LA NOTIZIA, but only as a new starting point as she was immediately chosen to co-host, alongside Teo Mammuccari, the new game show PRIMO E ULTIMO on Italia 1. In September she began making trips to USA where she went quite often to study acting and to do castings for fashion and cinema. Once in New York she participated in a WELLA advertising campaign for the US market and was in an episode of the famous SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. In 2010 Melissa is the first Italian model to feature the famous SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE for a special body painting issue dedicated to WAGS (ph. Yu Tsai).
Starting from 2009 she was the female presence on CONTROCAMPO (ITALIA 1), co-hosted with Platinette SCANDALO AL SOLE (Sky), participated as a contestant in the tv show LASCIAMI CANTARE! (Rai1), hosted the program INSIDEOUT, TUTTI PAZZI PER LA SCIENZA (Rai2) and co-hosted the prime time talk show KALISPÉRA! (Canale5). Most recently Melissa starred in three series of episodes of AMICI@LETTO, a brillant sit-com on Sky Comedy Central.
Over the last few years Melissa has been the testimonial of several advertising campaign including PEUGEOT 107, MOOBY GIOIELLI, NICOLE SPOSE, ROSSOPORPORA, BUGIE by COCCOLI, GO COPPOLA, BUCCIA di MELA, ANTICA MURRINA bijoux, KISS & KILL eyewear, 2 PLAY and has worked with companies such as NIKE, DONDUP, CALZEDONIA, JUST CAVALLI and STEFANEL.
In 2012 she had a short experience in theatre where she played in A CASA DI DAVID show directed by Rocco Ricciardulli and in 2013 she has been the guest star of the SPORT MAGAZIN CALENDAR 2013 shot by Marino Parisotto for the Austrian market and of SPORT WEEK DREAMS 2013 shot by Settimio Benedusi for Italy.
Since 2011 she has started her blogging activity through her own blog www.melissasatta.com where she tells about her experences of travels, style, beauty tips and her career and interacts directly and personally with her audience. She has great following on all her official profiles on social networks.
Since 2013 she has been participating as special permanent guest to TIKI TAKA (Italia 1) a talk show dedicated to football which is having a great success in terms of audience.
She now lives in Dusseldorf (Germany) with her boyfriend the German soccer player Kevin-Prince Boateng and their son Maddox-Prince.
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Melissa Satta (born February 7, 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States) is an Italian-American television presenter and communications expert. She spent her youth in the island of Sardinia, land of origin of her parents. She was a showgirl in the Italian satirical series Striscia la notizia. Satta has appeared in Maxim magazine and was featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Satta lives and works in Italy.
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A Degree in Communication Studies at the private IULM University of Milan
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d'management Group, Model Management, ONE.1 Management
twitter.com/sattamelissa, melissasatta.com/, instagram.com/sattamelissa, www.model-management.de/book/mai/melissa-satta-1178, one.1management.com/portfolios.asp?model=MELISSA%20SATTA
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