Nickname: Vic Occupation: Dental hygienist Age: 23 Generation: Third Dad from: Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Mom from: Gimigliano, Catanzaro, Calabria Raised in: Niagara Falls Speaks: English
What would someone be surprised to know about you? I like to lead a pretty simple life.
What’s the best thing about being Italian-Canadian? The cuisine, of course!
What’s an Italian tradition you want to carry on? Filling the cantina with freshly-canned tomato sauce and homemade soppressata.
What Italian stereotype do you completely live up to? I could eat pasta for every meal.
What movie title best describes your life and why? Sleeping Beauty because I seriously can’t get enough sleep!
Favourite Italian expression and why: “Le bugie hanno le gambe corte.” My nonna has said this to me ever since I was a little girl. It’s an important phrase to live by. Don’t lie!
Photography by Stephen Gaitan/Makeup by Camila Notari