Last week we brought you a list of pro athletes with a penchant for patronizing the world’s oldest profession, and among them was Italian soccer superstar Mario Balotelli. A surprise? Well, yes and no. On the one hand, he’s a pretty wild dude who seems to burn the candle at both ends, so the fact that he hooks up with hookers isn’t surprising. On the other hand, the guy “dates” so many really hot women—he’s like the Jeter of Itlay, only less classy—that it’s hard to imagine why he would ever pay for sex.
In any case, in doing a little research concerning Super Mario’s for that list last week, we discovered something rather shocking that somehow escaped our attention: Mario Balotteli is engaged. As in, to be married.
Why is this shocking? Well, let’s just say Mario isn’t exactly known for his excessive faithfulness and loyalty to the women he’s with. And on top of that, he’s still only 23-years old. Could it possibly be that he’s already sowed all his wild Italian oats?
In any case, all of this provided joyous inspiration for today’s list: the 15 hottest girlfriends* of Mario Balotteli. Maybe you’re not a soccer fan, and you don’t care a lick about this guy. But his lady friends are hot. And you do like looking at pictures of hot women, right?
*Obviously, we use the term “girlfriends” so lightly as to render it nearly meaningless. Just go with it.
Since we mentioned Super Mario's fling with a prostitute in the introduction, we might as well get that one out of the way first: this is her. Her name is Jenny Thomas, and she has also "serviced" Wayne Rooney in a, erm, professional capacity.
As you will soon discover, Jenny really is the least hot woman on this list. So once again...why, Mario? Do you really have that much trouble figuring out what to do with all your money? Because I'm pretty sure you can donate some of it to charity (like, an organization, not a stripper named Charity) instead of spending it on something you get for free all the time.
I'm just saying.
Okay, now on to the women who slept with Mario Balotelli for free...
15. Jenny Thomas
Apparently Italian model Eliana Cartella had a fling with Super Mario in September of 2012 that did not end so well. Her biggest complaint? Balotelli doesn't respect women—you know, because she so obviouslyrespects women.
14. Eliana Cartella
Word has it Ms. Evans here—some sort of model from some country or another—was a regular slumber party guest of Mr. Balotelli between 2010 and 2012. She was never his main squeeze, though, and there seem to be no pictures of them together. In fact, she's pretty much the only source about their relationship.
So what did she have to say about the Italian stallion? Well, apparently (1) he shaves "down blow"; (2) she had to "fake it" every time; and (3) he liked to wear makeup and a blonde wig.
All of that could be made up. But I hope not.
13. Chloe Evans
Enlish pinup girl Sophie Reade was one of Mario's first "girlfriends" after moving from Inter Milan to Manchester City in 2010. Unfortunately, things ended when—according to Reade—he hooked up with her best friend at his apartment...while Reade was just sitting in the other room...on New Years Eve.
True story? Who knows. But let's meet her best friend...
12. Sophie Reade
So yeah, this is Sophie Reade's former best friend Fay, who reportedly rang in 2011 by knocking boots with Super Mario. Fay, like Sophie, is a model. Though she seems to be far less successful. And let me tell you, she does not always look this good. (Google her.)
11. Fay Evette Betts
Italian showgirl/TV personality/model Rafaella Fico may not be engaged to Mario Balotelli, but she allegedly has one legal tie to him that will remain permanent: she is his baby mamma. Or we should say, she says she's his baby mamma. Word is Super Mario requested a paternity test to see if Fico's little girl really is his, but if such a test was ever conducted the results were never made public.
In any case, these two were on-again for about a year in 2011 and 2012, and despite the fact that he was "seeing" other women the whole time, Fico is still one of the most serious (relatively speaking) relationships Balotelli has had.
10. Rafaella Fico
Most of the models Super Mario seems to date are of the busty nude variety. However, back in 2010 he did briefly date a genuine fashion model in Betty Kourakou. It lasted...oh, about a month.
9. Betty Kourakou
In June of 2012, while vacationing in Ibiza, Mario reportedly hooked up with French model Vanessa Lawrens.
Who doesn't love a good summer romance?
8. Vanessa Lawrens
Does that name seem familiar to you? Well, it's probably because she's populated the internet's "hottest female athletes" lists for years now.
Who is she? Well, not much of an athlete, really. Galimberti was a competative runner at one point, but she became famous in Italy as a contestant in the Miss Italy pageant. According to Italy Today (Oggi.it) these two became acquainted on Facebook and had a brief fling in real life.
7. Sara Galimberti
At number six we have yet another pageant contestant. Her name is Melissa Castagnoli, and she was a Miss Italy finalist in 2010. The funny thing? She also met Mario on Facebook. Then they dated for a month, and he dumped her via text. Like you do.
6. Melissa Castagnoli
At number five? Yep, another Italian pageant girl.
Apparently the guy likes a girl who knows how to put vaseline on her teeth and how to glue her bikini top to her chest.
5. Dayane Mello
Guess what Desirée is known for? That's right. Pageants. She and Mario supposedly dated in the summer of 2012.
4. Desirée Busetto
Barbara Guerra, an Italian "actress" and showgirl, was Mario Balotelli's first high-profile lady friend after making his pro debut with Inter Milan in 2009.
The man certainly hit the ground running, didn't he? Good. Lord.
3. Barbara Guerra
So this is Mario's fiancée, Fanny Neguesha. And yes, you're right, this is the woman Mario said Real Madrid could sleep with if they managed to stage a comeback in the Champions League semifinals against Dortmund earlier this year. Apparently they broke up after that—shocking—but later patched things up and decided to take it to the next level.
Oh, and by the way, Fanny is a Brazilian model. Obviously.
2. Fanny Neguesha
Meet Tabby Brown. She's an English model and, yes, Playboy Bunny. She and Mario were spotted canoodling last October, but rumor has it singer Trey Songz stole her away from the superstar soccer player.
That had to sting.
1. Tabby Brown
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