Salpa in 2010
May 14, 1985 |
|Known for||Celebrity Big Brother (2012)|
|Home town||Killiney, Dublin, Ireland|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Joe Penna (m. 2015)|
Georgia Salpa was born in Athens to an Irish mother and Greek father. When Salpa was five years old, her family moved to Dublin, where she was raised in the suburb of Killiney. In March 2014 Salpa became engaged to millionaire British hedge-fund manager Joe Penna, and was married in Portofino, Italy in May 2015.
Salpa began modelling before leaving secondary-school, and has undertaken modelling assignments for various publications. She has made TV appearances on such programmes as The Podge and Rodge Show, Republic of Telly (as herself), Celebrity Salon, and Catwalk to Kilimanjaro. In August 2009 after posing in a bikini for a controversial photoshoot for Food & Wine magazine, the magazine apologised after complaints on Liveline.
Salpa later moved to the United Kingdom, and participated in the 2012 season of Celebrity Big Brother where she was the third housemate evicted. Also in 2012, Salpa was listed 5th in FHM's "100 sexiest women" poll, and increasingly featured in the magazine including on covers of the French, Czech and Indonesian editions, and as "cover girl" for FHM's 2013 "100 sexiest women" publication.
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- "Celebrities go into Big Brother house". BBC News. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
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- "Looking mean in aubergines! Georgia Salpa wears vegetable-print dress as she manages No. 5 in FHM's sexiest woman list". Daily Mail. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
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- "Georgia Salpa is the face of this year's FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll". Entertainment.ie. 7 February 2013.
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