Raffaella Fico

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Raffaella Fico
Raffaella Fico @ Casablanca 99 (Brescia).jpg
Raffaella Fico on 10 April 2010
Born Raffaella Fico
(1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 30)
Cercola, Italy
Occupation Model, showgirl, actress, singer
Years active 2007–present
Website raffaellafico.it

Raffaella Fico (born January 29, 1988) is an Italian showgirl, singer and model.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Cercola, Raffaella Fico is the daughter of two shopkeepers of fruit and vegetables.[1] In August 2007, Fico won an Italian beauty contest, "Miss Grand Prix".[1][2][3]

She became first known one year later thanks to her participation in the eighth edition of Il Grande Fratello, the Italian version of the reality show Big Brother.[1][4] The same year she received widespread media attention for having allegedly auction off her virginity for one million euros during an interview for the Italian magazine Chi.[5][6][7] In 2008 she also made her film debut in Storia di un amore by Maria Manna.[4]

In 2009, she hosted the Italia 1 show Real TV on Italia 1.[8][9][10] Between 2009 and 2010 she featured in four quiz shows hosted by Enrico Papi and broadcast on Italia 1 (Il colore dei soldi, Prendere o lasciare, Cento X Cento and Trasformat).[11][12][13]

In October 2009, she had an alleged relationship with football player Cristiano Ronaldo.[14][15][16][17]

In August 2010, she featured in the variety television Mitici 80 on Italia 1.[18][19][20] The same year she was in the cast of the variety show Saturday Night Live from Milano, the Italian version of the Saturday Night Live,[21] and appeared in the Italian comedy film Matrimonio a Parigi.[22][23]

In 2011, she was involved in the Silvio Berlusconi's "Bunga Bunga" sex scandal as one of the girls who regularly met the Italian Prime Minister in his alleged sex parties.[24][25][26][27] Shortly after her name came to light by interceptions she took part in the Rai 2 reality show L'isola dei famosi.[11][26][27] The same year she entered the ballroom dance show Baila on Canale 5.[28][29]

In September 2012, she walked the runway of Milan Fashion Week while 6 months pregnant, wearing a bikini.[30][31]

Between December 2011 and January 2012, she had an on-and-off relationship with football player Mario Balotelli. Balotelli asked for a paternity test in July 2012 in response to her pregnancy.[32] In 2013 Balotelli had to defend himself against Raffaella Fico's accusations of being "irresponsible" and "unconcerned" about his newborn baby daughter, Pia. [32][33] Mario Balotelli had finally acknowledged paternity of her daughter Pia on 6 February 2014.[34][35]

In June 2014 Raffaella Fico, under the record label Momy Records / Do It Yourself sang her debut single, joining as a singer in the world of pop / urban / hip-hop. The piece is titled "Rush" produced by Gianluca Tozzi (son of the Italian singer Umberto Tozzi), On June 10, it was published on his YouTube channel accompanied by the official video. The song is available on iTunes since June 9.

On 22 October 2014, she published her first album called as her single Rush, with 10 tracks.[36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Antonio Tricomi (January 23, 2008). "Tre donne campane sotto chiave nella casa del Grande Fratello". La Repubblica. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Duemila persone ad applaudire la nuova Miss Gran Prix". Il Resto del Carlino. August 27, 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Miss Gran Prix: vince Raffaela Fico". Il Quotidiano. August 27, 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b A. S. (6 November 2008). "Raffaella Fico debutta al cinema e si innamora del bel Fernando Vitale". Corriere del Mezzogiorno. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Metto all'asta la mia verginità per un milione di euro". Corriere della Sera. September 6, 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "La mia verginità per un milione". La Stampa. September 17, 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Redazione (September 16, 2008). "Raffaella Fico: "Per un milione di euro metto all'asta la mia verginità"". Il Giornale. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Paolo Passaro (January 30, 2009). "Melita e Raffaella Fico: 'Real sexy Tv'". La Voce d'Italia. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Raffaele Nespoli (February 6, 2009). ""Real Tv", ma lite vera: Raffaella e Melita in rotta di collisione". Corriere del Mezzogiorno. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  10. ^ B.B. (January 16, 2009). "Raffaella, bomba sexy di Italia 1". Il Nolano. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Laura Rio (February 2, 2011). "Raffaella Fico: "Vado all'Isola, vi farò vedere chi sono"". Il Giornale. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Raffaella Fico: "Mi spoglierei solo davanti ad un grande regista"". Cronaca Qui. November 19, 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Ilaria Aurino (February 12, 2010). "Melita Toniolo contro Raffaella Fico: Cento X Cento solo lato B". Gossip Fanpage. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  14. ^ The Needle (October 27, 2011). "WAG of the day: Raffaella Fico". football.co.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Raffaella Fico: "Ronaldo non voglio perderlo"". Tuttosport. July 14, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Raffaella Fico rivela: "Io e Cristiano Ronaldo vogliamo una famiglia"". Corriere del Mezzogiorno. October 16, 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Amore italiano per Cristiano Ronaldo E' la gieffina napoletana Raffaella Fico". Quotidiano.net. July 6, 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Esplosiva Raffaella E' lei la ragazza più sexy di Ferragostotana Raffaella Fico". Quotidiano.net. August 16, 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Ad Alassio i mitici anni '80". La Repubblica. June 28, 2010. 
  20. ^ Aldo Grasso (July 24, 2010). "Sugli Anni Ottanta l' idea non basta". Corriere della Sera. p. 55. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  21. ^ Aldo Grasso (12 December 2010). "L' impari sfida del "Saturday" di casa nostra". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  22. ^ Tommaso Cinquemani (June 17, 2011). "Raffaella Fico nuova musa di Massimo Boldi". Affaritaliani. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  23. ^ Claudia Mormiglione (October 18, 2011). "Da star di YouTube al set con Boldi "Cinema e web sì, reality tv no..."". La Repubblica. 
  24. ^ Marco Lillo (February 6, 2011). "Il senso di Berlusconi per la Fico". Il Fatto. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  25. ^ Paolo Berizzi (February 3, 2011). "Raffa, Aris e le altre romane Palazzo Grazioli come Arcore". La Repubblica. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  26. ^ a b Maria Volpe (February 10, 2011). "La Fico sull' Isola? È un test politico, vediamo se la cacciano". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  27. ^ a b Renato Franco (February 5, 2011). "All' "Isola dei famosi" con Raffaella Fico approda il caso Ruby] All' "Isola dei famosi" con Raffaella Fico approda il caso Ruby". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  28. ^ "Baila, nel cast anche Raffaela Fico e Costantino". Excite. July 26, 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  29. ^ ""Baila!", via tra danza e buoni sentimenti". TGCOM. September 27, 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  30. ^ J. J. Anisiobi (September 24, 2012). "Six-months-pregnant Raffaella Fico shows off her baby bump in a bikini as she hits the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  31. ^ "Raffaella Fico con il pancione sfila a Milano". Il Messaggero. September 22, 2012. 
  32. ^ a b "Balotelli in threat to his ex". The Sun. December 28, 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  33. ^ Luisa De Montis (December 18, 2012). "Fico: "Balotelli è un'irresponsabile, ci ha abbandonato"". Il Giornale. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  34. ^ Eliot Rothwell (6 February 2014). "Mario Balotelli announces he's the father of one-year-old Pia after 'taking DNA test'". Irish Soccer. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  35. ^ Stefano Scacchi (8 February 2014). "Balotelli riconosce la figlia. Una scelta che farà felice Prandelli". La Repubblica. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  36. ^ Nicoletta Tamberlich (24 October 2014). "Raffaella Fico debutta come cantante con Rush, devo vincere scetticismo di molti". ANSA. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 

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