Amanda Linardi

photography by Giulio Muratori, makeup by Monica De Las Casas Rosati, location Monte Carlo Inn (Airport Suites): 7035 Edwards Boulevard, Mississagua

Nickname: Lin, Linny, Amand, Manda Occupation: Teacher Age: 28 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Pietra Pertosa, Potenza, Basilicata Mom’s side from: Sora, Frosinone, Lazio Raised in Woodbridge Speaks: English

Passion: Living life to the fullest by trusting myself and not being too concerned about others’ opinions

Goal in life: To be healthy and happy

Main difference between first generation and second/third: Other than not being able to speak Italian fluently, there is no real difference. As a third-generation Italian, I still enjoy making biscotti, homemade pasta and preparing tomatoes with the family.

Who is your role model? My parents

Most important family value: Spending time with each other and taking care of one another

What does Panoram Italia represent to you? It represents the Italian-Canadian experiences in our city and how we still maintain aspects of our heritage.

Best memory growing up Italian-Canadian: Picking vegetables from my nonna’s garden

photography by Giulio Muratori, makeup by Monica De Las Casas Rosati, location Monte Carlo Inn (Airport Suites): 7035 Edwards Boulevard, Mississagua