Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Gilles Marini became the runner-up to Olympic gymnast
Gilles Marini (born January 26, 1976) is a French actor from Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. After working as a baker in his father's bakery since he was 8 years old and graduating from high school, Gilles joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he acted as a fireman for the famous Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris. It was in Paris where Marini met Fred Goudon, a famous photographer who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, he went to the United States to learn English while working as a model. He and Burke scored the first perfect 30 of the season in week 4 on March 30, 2009, for their performance of the Argentine Tango, the performance prompted judge Carrie Ann Inaba to blush heavily and judge Bruno Tonioli to pronounce him as "the quintessential Latin lover." On May 11 in week 10, Marini scored a perfect 60 out of 60 for his waltz and salsa. On the May 19, 2009 season finale, he was the runner-up to Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Tom Bergeron stated that the difference separating the two was less than 1% and thanks also to Wikipedia for the support, all photos are copyright to their rightful owners.