Mattia is the winner of the twenty-second edition of the friends to Maria Devilipi, the Canale 5-branded talent officially ended with its final broadcast on Sunday, May 14th. Member of the TodArisa Team Raymond Todaro And ariseEpisode after episode, the Latin American dancer managed to win over the audience and the judges, winning countless challenges until he reached the highest point on the platform.
Nineteen years old, from Puglia, Mattia Zinzola is the classic example of “He who lasts wins”: he trained from a young age with Alberto Beto PerezColombian dancer and choreographer and founder of Zumba Fitness, in 2017 he participated in the World Latin Dance Championships in Bucharest, took first place in the Italian Fids Championship (Italian Sports Dance Federation) and then entered a school friends In the 2021/2022 edition.
Forced to retire due to an injury a few steps away from the evening, Mattia was able to enjoy a second chance thanks to the teacher Raimondo Todaro, who brought him back to the office in September for the current edition, finally overcoming the competition and positioning himself first.
“In the ordeal and in so much suffering I tried to do everything possible to get better,” he admitted, “it was hard, there were times when I thought I couldn’t take it because the pain was so intense.” And Mattia did everything just right, instead distinguishing himself for his performance (often paired with his colleague Benedetta) and managing to get into the good graces of the home crowd, which he crowned last night. “I dance because it doesn’t make me think about anything” are the words of a dancer who is now at the beginning of a great adventure: “When I grow up? I want to do what I’m doing now.”
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