Ok, this is my first time ever seeing the Farm, since it’s not where I live. I’ve never seen it played, and from what I read, it’s the style of a Big Brother’s public vote, but the nominees are decided by like a winning group of people who won a challenge, or something, I guess I’ll find out. So, this is my first time following a foreign show from start-to-finish. I would watch you tube videos, but my main source is getting the information from it’s official site. All cast members will receive facts, as it’s hard for me to judge what they’ll be capable from, since I’ve never seen this series.
Barbara Guerra – She is a 30 year old single model born in Mariano Comense. It says in her biography that she hates pasta, ha, so she doesn’t fit the Italian stereotype.
Carla Velli – She is a 27 year old single model born in Venice. She dreams of becoming a sports journalist. She claims the work on the farm won’t bother her, as long as the hens stay far away.
Ciro Petrone – A 21 year old single actor from Napoli. Before his acting career took off, he worked with small parts, the eventually got better roles. He was given “Actor of 2008” award, and he claims he is searching for a beautiful girl.
Daniela Martani – A 35 year old flight assistant from Rome. She is described to be tough, combative, and ironic. Se looks to entering the real world of entertainment. She has several quarrels with her sister.
Fabrizio Corona – A 34 year old separated from marriage and entrepreneur from Catania. Fabrizio loves sad-melodic Italian rock, and claims to be a free spirit. He was once arrested, but the bio didn’t mention why.
Linda Batista – A 36 year old producer/actress from Salvator de Bahia. She’s divorced and describes her relationship to be very bubbly, and they fought often. She has produced many films, and hopes to avoid pigs and horses while at the Farm.
Giovanna Rei – A 36 year old single actress from Napoli. She wanted to become an architect, but got distracted with theatre, and has a sister with leukemia. She loves animals and her friends claim she’s loyal and reliable.
Marco Baldini – A 49 year old radio/TV presenter from Florence. He started working with radio at age 21. And he seems to be very dedicated to Radio Production.
Marianne Puglia – A 24 year old single model from La Victoria, Venezuela. She immigrated to Italy hoping to become famous, s\thinking The Farm/La Fattoria will help. After high school, she wanted to become a journalist.
Marina Ripa de Meana – A 67 year old married fashion designer and actress from Roma. She is writer of a book “My First 40 Years, which was best selling. She says over the years, she’s become extremely libertarian. Marina has lung cancer, and is doing this show to show to prove you can live with cancer.
Morena Zapparoli – A 42 year old journalist and widow from Milan. Experience of the Farm would be a “break of light” for her. She was host of Canale 5’s “Face to Face”.
Riccardo Sardona – A 37 year old engaged actor from Milan. He is an actor who’s appeared in a few movies, and was on Dancing with The Stars season 4. He has a tight bond with his mother, who, I believe, is apparently in Canada.
Rocco Pietrantonio – A single TV conductor, aged 26. He claims that becoming famous would let him learn and dream. He describes himself as stubborn, impulsive, and capricious.
So, this cast is, like, all celebrity. I personally am the few North American Reality fan who doesn’t have a problem with celebrities being on Reality TV. I think they have an OK bunch, and can’t wait to see how they do. I personally think they should have an even or closer-to-even gender balance. I really like how Marina is trying to prove you can be a Reality Star and cancer patient at the same time. Giovanna and Marianne stick out a little for me though, and I like Ciro too. However, that’s just first impressions from a show I know very little about. This is the first foreign show I plan on finishing, and I really am looking forward to it.
Check out the cast photos here:
Check out a promo here (In Italian):
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