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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...

Alex Buffone

Occupation: Personal trainer at Pro Gym Age: 23 Generation: Third generation Dad’s side from: Lamezia Terme (Catanzaro), Calabria  Mom’s side from: Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Raised in: Montreal Speaks: English, French, Italian Who do you speak Italian to? My nonni Passion: Bodybuilding and helping people reach their fitness goals Goal in life: To own my own gym Main...
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:...

Alessandro Papa

Nickname: Sandro or Papa Occupation: Photographer Age: 23 Generation: Second Dad from: Santa Maria a Vico, Caserta, Campania Mom from: Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso, Veneto Raised in: TorontoSpeaks: Italian, Napoletano, English Who do you speak Italian to? My nonni and some friends Passion: Photography, music, motorcycles and cars Goal in life: To build a life...

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