Alexa Paquette Managò

Nickname: Ale Occupation: Student and part-time cashier at Euro Marché Age: 20 Generation: Third generation Dad’s side from: Lasalle (Montreal), Quebec Mom’s side from: Palmi (Reggio Calabria), Calabria Raised in: First LaSalle, then Saint-Leonard and finally Vimont Speaks: Italian, French and English

Who do you speak Italian to? My friends and family 

Passion: Music, fashion and making others laugh

Goal in life: My ultimate goal in life is to become a financially independent working woman who’s genuinely happy

Main difference between first generation and second/third: The first generation is more caught up in the opinions of our community, whereas the third generation is more easy going. We are willing to express ourselves freely.

Who is your role model? My nonna Teresa

Most important family value: Loyalty

Do you identify as Italian-Canadian or Canadian-Italian? Canadian-Italian

What does Panoram Italia represent to you? It represents the recognition of the numerous Italian achievements within Montreal’s Italian community

Best memory growing up Italian-Canadian: Celebrating Italy’s victory in the 2006 World Cup

Photo by Daniele Tomelleri, makeup by Jennifer Low location Concordia University, Loyola Campus