dna Posted July 8, 2008 Share Posted July 8, 2008 Marta Cecchetto (born Foligno, 1978) is an Italian model. Marta was born in Foligno where she spent her childhood, having interests in music, she played the piano for seven years, sports, horse riding and tennis above all, and dance.At 14 she started her modeling career after taking part in the Italian edition of "The look of the year" where she met a talent-scout that gave her the opportunity to work in fashion despite the fact that she didn't win the contest.She later moved to the USA and modelled for several brands such as Ungaro, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, MaxMara, Trussardi, Donna Karan, La Perla, Parah, Just Cavalli and Chiara Boni.She also appeared on the cover of several magazines such as, Vogue, Gala, Max, Maxim, Donna Moderna, Anna and Marie Claire just to name a few.In Italy she became popular after appearing in an Aperol's advertisement in which she showed her dancing abilities but especially because of her relationship with Luca Toni.She then took part in several other advertisements such as, H-Q Swiss Made, La coppa del nonno and Mercedes.In 2006 she was chosen, alongside with Vanessa Hessler, Claudia Cedro and Francesca Lancini, to be one of the soubrettes of Festival di Sanremo.In 2007 there was a rumor about Marta replacing Alena Seredova to host a very famous Tv-show about football, but she later explained that she's not interested to pursue a Tv-host career in a programs about football because she isn't interested in that topic.From 2007, when Luca moved to Munich, Germany, she has worked in many German advertisements (for example Nivea's).In 2008 she started co-hosting, with other models and stylists, a tv program named "Modeland" for boys and girls that want to become models, quite popular in Italy.Private lifeMarta is the long-term partner of the Italian player Luca Toni, who she met in a disco 9 years ago.She is not interested in getting married, but she'd like to have a child.While working as a model she finished her studies attending an Italian high school in which the main subject was arts, then she attended the University to study Philosophy. But, she gave up after some years because she was too busy with her job.She divides her time between Italy and Germany and works as a model and TV-host at the same time.She has passion for cinema and, one day, she'd like to work as an actress. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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