Who is Victoria De Angelis?
Italian bassist Victoria De Angelis was born in Rome, Italy, on 28 April 2000, so Taurus is her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for being a co-founder of the popular Italian rock ‘n’ roll band Måneskin, which was formed in 2015 when she was only 15 years old, while its other members are Ethan Torchio, Thomas Raggi and Damiano David; in 2021, the band won the Sanremo Music Festival, and then the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Zitti e Buoni”.
Education and early life
Victoria and her younger sister were raised in Rome by their Italian father and Danish mother; she hasn’t shared a lot about her parents, but it’s known that her mother died from cancer in 2015.
Victoria fell in love with music at the age of eight, especially with rock ‘n’ roll as her parents listened to it at home nearly every day. It was also at the age of eight that Victoria began taking guitar lessons, while she was 13 when she took on the bass. She was to enroll at high school in 2014, but began suffering from panic attacks and had to take a year off; Victoria went on to study at Scuola Media Gianicolo, at which she met her fellow Måneskin members, and she matriculated from Liceo Classico Virgilio in 2019.
She then focused on music, rather than to go after a college degree.
Her band Måneskin
After having met at school, Victoria, Thomas and Damiano started looking for a drummer on Facebook, and Ethan Torchio from the nearby city of Frosinone applied; although they began performing in 2015, it was only in the following year that they chose Måneskin as the band’s name, as they had to have a name when they applied to compete in the local contest The Pulse. It was Victoria who came up with the name, as she’s half-Danish and her bandmates wanted a Danish name for the band – Måneskin, which means ‘Moonlight’. They won The Pulse, and attracted even more attention when they began performing in the streets of Rome, specifically in the Colli Portuensi district.
Their first live concert was in the nearby city of Faenza, while they then went on to perform at several venues in Denmark.
The year 2017 saw Måneskin compete in the 11th season of the Italian talent show “X Factor”, losing out to Italian singer Lorenzo Licitra in the finals; their original song which they performed in the show entitled “Chosen”, was released on 24 November 2017, and peaked at #2 on the Italian Ferezione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) Singles Chart. Their eponymous extended play (EP) came out in December 2017, and was certified double platinum by FIMI.
Their first Italian-language song, “Moriro Da Re” came out on 23 March 2018, while their debut album “Il Ballo Della Vitta” followed on 26 October of the same year; its lead single “Torna a Casa” topped the charts in Italy. The band then released the documentary movie about themselves “This is Måneskin”, as a way to promote the album.
Their fourth single, “Fear for Nobody” was released in January 2019, and was followed by their fifth “L’altra Dimensione” in April, and then the single “Le Parole Lontane” in September, certified platinum, and which peaked at #5 on the FIMI Singles Chart.
Måneskin embarked on their first international tour in 2018 and 2019, with more than 70 sold-out dates.
From 2019 through 2020, they lived in London, England and recorded new music there; their seventh single “Vent’anni” came out in October 2020, and it was on 6 March 2021 that they won the Sanremo Music Festival with their song “Zitti e Buoni”. Only two weeks later, their second album “Teatro d’ira Vol. I” was released.
Having won Sanremo, Måneskin earned their right to represent Italy at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with the same song; they won by scoring 524 points, marking Italy’s third Eurovision win after Gigliola’s 1964 win and Toto Cutugno’s win in 1990. The remainder of the year saw Måneskin tour around Europe, while the year 2022 saw them tour in Japan and the US.
Their 11th single, “Supermodel” came out on 13 May 2022, and was followed by their 12th “The Loneliest” on 7 October. Their third album “Rush!” came out on 20 January 2023, and it’s recently been revealed that Måneskin is to perform at the 2023 Glastonbury Festival.
The band launched their YouTube channel, “Måneskin Official” on 9 January 2017, and there are today close to 4.5 million people subscribed to it, while all their videos together have amassed close to 1.7 billion views. We’re going to mention their three most popular YouTube videos, which’ve helped them expand their internet fanbase.
Their #1 video “Måneskin – Torna a Casa” has been watched more than 160 million times since 1 October 2018.
Their second most popular video “Måneskin – ZITTI E BUONI (Official Video – Sanremo & EUROVISION 2021 Winners)” has been watched over 160 million times since 3 March 2021.
Their #3 most viewed video, “Måneskin – I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE (Official Video)”, has been viewed close to 100 million times since 15 July 2021.
Love life and boyfriend
Victoria avoids speaking about her love life in interviews, but it’s known that she was in a relationship with Smosi9, an Italian musician who’s yet to gain recognition, and is currently focused on releasing music on his SoundCloud; he’s followed by nearly 3,000 people on Instagram.
Victoria’s today romantically linked to her bandmate Damiano David, who’s become highly popular on the internet following their Eurovision win; he’s followed by more than 5.2 million people on Instagram and has uploaded over 250 pictures and videos onto the social media network, with most of these featuring him performing. It’s widely believed that Victoria and Damiano have been together for close to two years now, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
She’s in a relationship with Damiano David as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
📸 | Damiano David and Vic De Angelis on Ig Story 💓 pic.twitter.com/32mElq0TiT
— MÅNESKIN OFFICIAL FANCLUB (@ManeskinFanClub) June 20, 2021
Interesting facts and hobbies
Victoria’s followed by more than four million people on Instagram, and has uploaded over 550 pictures and videos; most of her content features her performing with Måneskin, partying and showing off her attractive body.
She’s physically active, and works out at the gym on a daily basis, most often with her bandmates.
Victoria loves to drink cocktails and wine – her favorite cocktail is Sex on the Beach.
Some of her favorite rock ‘n’ roll bands are ZZ Top, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and AC/DC.
She’s a huge lover of animals, with cats and monkeys being her favorites.
She’s a fan of tattoos, and has several small ones inked onto various parts of her body; her boyfriend Damien has a tattoo of her head on his back.
Victoria’s favorite actresses are Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, and some of her favorite movies include “Ticket to Paradise”, “Notting Hill” and “Pretty Woman”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Victoria’s age is 22. She has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighs about 130lbs (60kgs).
Victoria’s net worth’s been estimated at over $5 million, as of March 2023.