Melissa Satta is a model and television presenter probably best known in Italy, though she has also appeared in Maxim and in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was also a showgirl in an Italian series. Her measurements are 34-26-36.
Though she was born in Boston to Italian-American parents, she spent her youth both in the United States and the Italian island of Sardinia. She graduated high school in the United States, and then she attended the University of Milan, earning a degree in Communications.
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While growing up, Melissa Satta was active in sports, including karate, where she was a Sardinian karate champion, earning a bronze medal at the Sardinian Karate Championships and an Italy Karate Championship gold medalist. It’s no surprise then that she considers herself a tomboy. She also loves soccer.
When she was 16, Melissa Satta began working in the fashion industry. She took part in the Miss Muretto beauty contest and came in second. In 2004, she got her first advertising campaign work. In 2005, she made her debut as a showgirl on an Italian TV show. Her modeling work continued to expand.
In 2011, she started her own blog where she writes about travel, style and beauty tips.
In 2011, Melissa Satta was seen leaving a hotel with Kobe Bryant, and supposedly was the reason for Kobe’s divorce from Vanessa Bryant. She said in an interview, “I have been burned. The summer gossip gave me an endless set of flirts, most of all fake. I didn’t want to feed the gossip. I came back to work, I wanted to be quiet.”
Melissa Satta currently lives in Milan with her German soccer-playing boyfriend Kevin-Price Boateng. She recently gave birth to her first child. They are expecting to get married in 2015. “Maybe it will happen in 2015. I’m not a woman who has the need to get married before becoming a mother, we can safely do so after the birth.”