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Mark Paternostro

Nickname: Marco Occupation: Library Technician Age: 28 Generation: Second Dad from: Rende, Consenza, Calabria Mom from: Noranda, Quebec Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English, Italian and some French Who do you speak Italian to? I speak Italian to my aunts, uncles and other members of my father’s side of my family....

Celina Pecchia

Nickname: Celi Occupation: Human resources administrator and co-owner of Leave it to Her Age: 23 Generation: Second Dad from: Gaeta, Latina, Lazio Mom’s side from: Sora, Frosinone, Lazio Raised in: Vaughan Speaks: English and some Italian Who do you speak Italian to? Speaking in Italian is definitely a work in progress...

Daniela Testani

Nickname: Dani Occupation: Fourth-year Human Biology and Italian Studies student at the University of Toronto Age: 21Generation: Second Dad side from: Torrice, Frosinone, Lazio Mom side from: Modugno, Bari, Puglia Raised in: Etobicoke Speaks: English, Italian and French Who do you speak Italian to? My nonni, my professors and my...

Louie Di Benedetto

Nickname: CPT LUIG Occupation: Sales representative at Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc., Brokerage Age: 27 Generation: Second Dad side from: Pisticci, Matera, Basilicata Mom side from: Pisticci, Matera, Basilicata Raised in: Etobicoke Speaks: English and Italian Who do you speak Italian to? My nonna and clients Passion: Real estate Goal in...
Nickname: Anto Occupation: Entrepreneur and investor Age: 19 Generation: Second generation Dad from: Nola (Naples), Campania Mom from: Cattolica Eraclea (Agrigento), Sicily Raised in: Rivière-des-Prairies Speaks: English, French and Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I’m currently running a personalized apparel business while being a full-time...
Nickname: Aless Occupation: Accounting graduate from John Molson School of Business and CPA candidate Age: 23 Generation: Third Dad from: Montesarchio (Benevento), Campania Mom from: Panni (Foggia), Puglia Raised in: Sainte-Thérèse and Saint-Léonard Speaks: English, French and Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? When I was...

Amanda Linardi

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...

Sabrina Cesari

Nickname: Bina Occupation: Law student at the University of Ottawa Age: 28 Generation: Second Mom and Dad from: Acquasanta Terme (Ascoli Piceno), Marche Raised in: Montreal Speaks: Italian, English, French What would someone be surprised to know about you? I love interior decorating and that I have taken part in a...
Combing through the hairdresser-client bond by Loretta N. Di Vita “It’d be like a betrayal,” says Chiara D’Alessio, recoiling at the thought of replacing her hair stylist of 20 years, Jovanna Grigoropoulos, who works at the Gossimo beauty workshop. In fact, the first time a beauty emergency forced D’Alessio to have...
Nickname: Brie Occupation: Social work student at Marie-Victorin Age: 19 Generation: Third Dad’s side from:  Sinopoli (Reggio Calabria), Calabria Mom’s side: Sassano and Teggiano (Salerno), Campania Raised in: Saint-Leonard Who do you speak Italian to?  Family members and elders Passions: Singing cheesy 80s love ballads, discovering new places and spending time with my...

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Jackie Lina Alexander

Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English

Kristine Centis Jorge

Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese

Victoria Celeste Caprara

Nickname: Toria Occupation: Part-time daycare teacher and a full-time Concurrent Education student at Lakehead University Age: 21 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Supino, Frosinone, Lazio Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Mississauga Speaks: English and Italian

Lauren Bianca Lopez

Occupation: Student Majoring in Art History - Interning at the Casa d’Italia community center, Age: 22, Generation: Second, Dad from: Brescia, Italia,Mom from: Montreal, Canada, Speaks: English, French, Italian and Spanish,Raised in: Montreal

Marco Mancini

Nickname: Marcuccio - Occupation: Geographic Analyst for Nokia - Age: 25
Generation: Second - Dad from: Pontelandolfo, Benevento, Campania
- Mom from: Cairo, Egypt - Speaks: English, French, Italian, a little Arabic
- Raised in: Laval

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Kristine Centis Jorge

Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese

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