Jo Squillo, whose real name at the registry office is Giovanna Coletti, is an Italian singer, showgirl and activist known to the public especially for her musical and television career in the 80s and 90s. During the Lockdown she became the protagonist of some Dj Set live on Instagram in the company of two mannequins. It was a competitor of the Big Brother VIP 2021.
Who is Jo Squillo?
- First name: Jo Squillo
- Real Name: Giovanna Coletti
- Date of birth: June 22, 1962
- Zodiac sign: Cancer
- Age: 58 years old
- Profession: singer, showgirl, presenter and activist
- Birth place: Milan
- Height: 165 cm
- Weight: 54 kg
- Tattoos: No visible tattoos
- Official Instagram profile: @jo_squillo
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Jo Squillo, whose real name is Giovanna Coletti, is an Italian singer, showgirl and activist known to the public especially for her musical and television career in the 80s and 90s.
Jo Squillo was born in Milan from a very close family: in fact his parents, Aldo Coletti and his mother ten years younger, were a close couple who stayed together for 60 years. We remember their death as the tragic mourning that struck Jo Squillo a few days before the departure of the famous 2019 for L’Isola: a few days later both the father and the mother passed away. Her mother had a degenerative disease that had kept her hospitalized for six months, while her father had a stroke that turned into something more serious. It can be said that the couple was together until the end even in death. Jo has a monozygotic twin sister to which it is very linked: Paola Coletti. Jo told Eleonora Daniele’s Italian Stories that “ ” My sister is beautiful. Ours is a beautiful story, I have a hard time talking about it. It struggles because I just lost mom and dad within a month and my sister is my whole family. ”
Jo approaches music not yet of age and in particular is fascinated by the Punk genre. Her career first as a musician and then as a showgirl and presenter had the song as its highest moment becoming an icon of Italian music “we are women” paired with Sabrina Salerno. Already in those years Jo Squillo was a woman who stood out for her strength and for her self-affirmation, and indeed in recent years it has been spokesperson and testimonial of various campaigns against violence against women.
Jo Squillo she has had a partner for many years: in fact, since the 80s she and Gianni Muciaccia they live and work together, effectively creating an important partnership. He is a former frontman of a Punk music band (in this environment it is likely that he met Jo) and subsequently became a successful record producer and artistic director. He has worked on various programs and songs for his wife so much that since 1999 he has also been the director of TV Moda, a program broadcast on Class TV hosted by Jo Squillo herself.
Dj Set Instagram
Jo Squillo during the quarantine from Covid-19 was protagonist on Instagram of wild Dj Set who have seen her entertain over 150,000 people live on her profile. Jo Squillo in his Dj Set live from the terrace calls “In The House” she has always used two female mannequins who are often with her even at live concerts: Michelle and Valentina, whom she called dancers. In an interview made for Rolling Stones Jo Squillo revealed how the idea came to her: “From the needs of the friends who called me saying that they felt alone, that they were in tears and could not even get up. My dancers Valentina and Michelle missed me a lot because we don’t do concerts anymore, as all activities have been canceled.“
Work and Career
Jo Squillo made his debut not yet of age in the 80s within the punk movement Italian
in a female group, the Kandeggina Gang, born in the milanese social centers.
His talent was confirmed in 1981 with the release of the first solo album Girl Without Fear, which featured 16 punk rock songs. In the following years he abandoned the punk scene to move towards style new wave and disco publishing many songs and participating in the Festivalbar with the single I Love Muchacha: a very successful song written in 4 languages. In 1991 he participated in the Sanremo Festival with Sabrina Salerno duet in the song We are women, a very successful single.
Jo Squillo’s debut as conductor for Antenna 3 with a music program entitled Scorribande. In 1992 she was excluded at the last minute from the Sanremo Festival because the song with which she was presented was not an unprecedented one: the case of the exclusion, however, is a great publicity for Jo Squillo who that year sells many copies of his album.
Her career as a TV presenter took off in 1993 in which she presented: The great game of the goose
on Rai 2, the Castrocaro Festival And Famous Sanremosi for Rai 1.
Throughout the 1990s, Jo Squillo has participated in many TV shows while his musical production decreases. A significant experience was the conduct of Fashion TV for Rete 4 which in the 2000s allowed it to create its own highly successful satellite TV channel which in 2007 changed its name to Class TV Fashion, joining the Class Editori Group. For over twenty years he has been leading the fashion program which for some years has been airing again on Italia 1 in the morning band with the name ModaMania.
In 2019 Jo Squillo is a competitor of the reality show The island of the famous, who, however, must abandon due to an injury. Between 2019 and 2020 she participates as a fashion expert in the broadcast No sooner said than done conducted by Bianca Guaccero on Rai2.
Big Brother VIP 2021
Jo Squillo is a competitor of the Big Brother VIP 6: deejay sets and a good mood are guaranteed in the house given the charge of energy. The other competitors of the Big Brother VIP 2021 are: Sophie Codegoni, Katia Ricciarelli, Soleil Sorge, Andrea Casalino, Amedeo Goria, Samy Youssef, Tommaso Eletti, Carmen Russo, Raffaella Fico, Gianmaria Antinolfi, Aldo Montano, Alex Belli, Miriana Trevisan, Manuel Bortuzzo, Giucas Casella, Davide Silvestri, Francesca Cipriani, Ainett Stephens, Manila Nazzaro, Nicola Pisu, The Ethiopian Princesses: Lucrezia Hailè, Clarissa Hailè and Jessica Hailè.
In the house of Big Brother Jo Squillo immediately becomes the protagonist with a Dj Set on the occasion of Carmen Russo’s birthday, on October 3. Jo also in the first three weeks of her stay in the Big Brother house stands out for always being on the side of women, so much so that she appears in the episode with the Hijab, the famous Islamic veil that leaves only the eyes uncovered.
Jo Squillo in the house has had to say with Katia Ricciarelli and ends up in the nomination in the episode of 25 October. Jo also sided in favor of Carmen Russo, again in the discussion against Katia. Jo is eliminated in the episode of November 5, on televoting against Gianmaria, Soleil and nicola Pisu.
Joke The Hyenas
Jo Squillo is the victim of the joke of Le Iene aired on May 26 on Italia 1. In particular, the woman, with the complicity of her manager, is invited to do a live broadcast of the his famous dj-set with i mannequins Michelle and Valentina in a clothing store that wants to promote its brands through the famous singer. As soon as she arrives in the shop, however, Jo finds herself in front of a character sui generis who says he too has a boundless love for mannequins so much that dream them and talk to them at night.
- It was the protagonist of a comic strip titled The Adventures of Jo Squillo for
the Dauntless children’s newspaper
- He participated at the benefit concert organized by Laura Pausini, Friends for Abruzzo, in 2009 at San Siro
- In 2005 she participated in the reality show La Fattoria, hosted by Barbara D’Urso, where, however, she was disqualified for not respecting the rules of the broadcast.
- Jo Squillo is a women’s rights activist and has created a “Wall of Dolls” project present in many Italian cities
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