Melissa Satta - Bikini candids in Formentera Beach Spain June 29, 2011

TV Personality from Italy

Melissa Satta was born on February 7, 1986, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her Italian parents were in the U.S. for business purposes because her dad, Enzo Satta, was working as an architect. As such, Melissa spent a lot of her early years on planes, flying back and forth between the U.S. and Sardinia.

Even with all the traveling, Melissa kept busy by being active. Her main pastimes were sports-related, as she played soccer and also studied karate, which peaked when she was a junior karate champion and finished third in the Italian championships. Melissa realized at a certain point that she wanted to model, so at 16, she thought she'd test it out in Sardinia.

melissa satta enters miss muretto
In her early days of modeling, Melissa Satta joined the Venus Goddess agency to help realize her dream. This connection led to a spot in Miss Muretto, a popular Italian beauty pageant. In 2003, Melissa almost won, coming in second. Even though she didn't win the title, she still was awarded Miss Extreme and decided to make Milan her full-time home.
Even though modeling appeared to hold healthy prospects for Melissa, she didn't want to abandon her education simultaneously. After graduating from high school in 2004, Melissa studied public relations at IULM. Even as things were on the rise, Melissa was determined to make sure that she wouldn't track of her educational goals.