TOP FLOR Meet Floriana Messina, the ‘Kim Kardashian of Vesuvius’ and stunning sports presenter who Napoli stars obsess over
ITALIAN football is blessed with stunning female TV presenters.
The brilliant Diletta Leotta has made DAZN her own through the years with their Serie A coverage.
Italian football is blessed with stunning female TV presenters like Floriana MessinaCredit: floriana_messina instagram
While Barbara Francesca Ovieni hosts the popular Rabona show - and has wowed fans through the years with her sultry looks and knowledge of the beautiful game.
But over in Naples, it's Floriana Messina who is raising temperatures as host of Tutti in Campo on Canale 9, reporting on Serie A.
Because she is the spitting-image of one of the world's most famous celebrities - she has earned the nickname the 'Kim Kardashian of Vesuvius'.
And she too got her big break on reality TV.
Big Brother is watching you
Messina, 33, first caught the eye of Italian TV viewers when she appeared on Big Brother in her homeland in 2011.
Then she was just a student with aspirations of fame and fortune - and was the 19th to be evicted.
She is half-Colombian and half-Italian - and is an avid Napoli supporter.
No doubt, she would have been very disappointed by the club's sale of Kalidou Koulibaly - that left fans rioting.
But she is clearly a die-hard fan - once taking a visit to Napoli's favourite son Diego Maradona's mural in the city and sharing a video online.
Although her Instagram is private, she has amassed almost 790,000 followers.
Gossip weekly Chi even labelled the influencer "the erotic dream of Napoli fans and footballers".
Napoli fans have christened Messina the 'Kim Kardashian of Vesuvius'Credit: floriana_messina instagram
Diego Maradona's new mural😉— HooligansTV (@HooligansTV_eu) October 2, 2020
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Amusingly, British football fans stumbled across Floriana, famed for wearing low-cut tops, online.
And some were adamant they wanted her to present Match of the Day instead of Gary Lineker last year.
Fan Tommy Potts said: “I’ve always liked Italian football, honest.”
Frank Doran said: “Yeah but at least we can concentrate on the footy.”
Rattman Ratten added: “I bet she doesn't present it in her boxers like Gary did.”
Tom Simpson joked: “She's no Kamara though.”
James Morton said: “Absolutely stunning.”
David Johnson went with: “Beautiful yes but has she got the timing, wittiness or that twinkle in the eye of a Lineker or a Jeff Stelling doubtful.”
British football fans called for Messina to replace Gary Lineker as Match of the Day host 7 British football fans called for Messina to replace Gary Lineker as Match of the Day hostCredit: floriana_messina instagram
Napoli fan Messina in all her glory presenting Tutti in Campo on Canale 9Credit: floriana_messina instagram
Draggan Kacanski gave a staunch defence of the former Barcelona player and wrote: “Gary Lineker was the best English striker in the World Cups.
“She has nothing to do with football. I rather watch and listen to Lineker when I'm watching games than her.”
Floriana saw the funny side and shared a screengrab of the post on her Instagram story.