Desk dancer, karate champ and lover of Bobo
The WAG of the Day archive is brimming with Italian talent, a fine example being yesterday’s afternoon delight Giorgia Palmas. Mrs Davide Bombardini was a ‘Veline’ or ‘desk dancer’ on hit Italian show Striscia la notizia (‘Strip the News’), who passed the flirtatious mantle onto Melissa Satta, the current beau of Christian Vieri. (Thanks to Spoiler fan Luther Blissett Project for bringing her to my attention, and for alluding to a group of obscure radical activists.)
Melissa is 22 (just 12 years younger than the Fiorentina striker) and was actually born in Boston, USA. Growing up, she jetted between Massachusetts and Sardinia, and managed to squeeze in hobbies including football and karate – she even reached the Italian karate Championships, finishing third. By the age of 16, however, she found she was most adept at removing her clothes in front of the lens, and has since fronted numerous magazines and ad campaigns in her European home nation.
Spoiler bonus: Melissa has starred in an Italian crime series and also in the Gerard Depardieu film Bastardi (about a Bastard, maybe?), but she is still best known for her desk dancing.