|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2011)|
April 12, 1989 |
Pompei, Campania, Italy
|Manager||ICE Models Milan, Glamour Model Management Rome, A1 Management Athens|
Born in the Campanian town of Pompei, Sansone had always dreamt to be a model. In a casting interview for Italia's Next Top Model she stated that, as a child, she was charmed by the models on the billboards and hoped to be one of them one day. To achieve her goal, in her early teen-age years, Sansone took part in a few beauty pageants and eventually won the title of Miss Ondina Sport in 2005. After her win on Italia's Next Top Model Sansone also got back to school to graduate in Social Studies.
Italia's Next Top Model
Sansone soon appeared as the front-runner in the show thanks to her beauty and fresh look. However, since the beginning, the judging panel constantly warned her to tone down her sexiness in her shots and particularly in her walk in order to be more versatile. By the middle of the competition a determined Sansone started to improve and she developed into a more refined model, thus gaining a spot in the final runway. The judges were convinced by her final performances and, also because of her freshness, they proclaimed her the first Italia's Next Top Model.
After her win Sansone appeared on Italian Elle April 2008 issue and was featured in the Lavazza Espresso Experience 2009 Calendar, working alongside with Italian top model Eva Riccobono and renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Since then she has been modeling in campaigns, catalogues and photoshoots for Extyn, bWei, Faith Connexion by Vigor, Madame Figaro Cyprus January 2009 issue, the 2009 Calendar of Naples Soccer Team, Euforia, Tiffi, Tuwe Italia, Cerella CHD, Fashion Victim Beachwear, Navigare Beachwear, Extasy, Giorgia&Johns, Artigli, Ilaria Vitagliano luxury beachwear, Il Gabbiano beachwear, Invito Haute Couture, Masterpelle, Niclò, Kisha, Boccadamo Jewels, Capri Sposa, Nexos Jeans, Gota Blanca Beachwear, TADS Fashion School, Ipai Pleasure by Renato Balestra, Agogoa beachwear, Armata di Mare beachwear, Yes London, Zuiki, Cliché Jewellery, Pudika, Aké, Renato Balestra shoes, T+Art Fashion, BySimon Jewels, JustR, I Ragazzi del Rosso, Roberta Biagi, Sherì, Giorgia&Johns, Mivite, Jean Cryò, Bianca Brandi, KQuattro.
Sansone walked in different runway shows at Athens fashion week, among which the S/S 2009 collections of Aslanis, Demna Gvasalia, Frida Karadima, Katerina Alexandraki, Kathy Heyndels, Victoria Kyriakides, Vrettos Vrettakos, Yiannos Xenis and Custo Barcelona. She subsequently walked in Cyprus Fashion week for the S/S 09 collections of Ocean Blue, Andreas Georgiou, Calia Monoyiou, Marios Messios, Elena Georgiou, Sofia Alexander, Christoforos Kotentos, Fotini Lamnissos, Notis Panayiotou, Stalo Theodorou. She also did lingerie fashion shows in Tunisia. Sansone is a recurring runway model at Tuttosposi, bridal fashion week of Naples, where she walks for high fashion designers among which Bruno Caruso, Angela Solla, Gianni Molaro and others. She takes place in the Sfilata d'Amore e Moda walking for swimsuits and high fashion collections. Sansone has also often graced the runways of Alta Roma Alta Moda, the Italian high fashion week in Rome, where she walked for Nino Lettieri.
|Italia's Next Top Model winner