Just because her dad Joe is a famous actor doesn’t mean Gia Mantegna was handed the title of Miss Golden Globe 2011.
“It was a lot like auditioning for a film or TV. You go in and meet with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” the 20-year-old actress told Access Hollywood.
Gia said she had to “just sit and talk about yourself for 30 minutes,” chatting about everything from her hobbies to growing up with a parent in the business.
“It was nerve racking, not gonna lie!” she added.
Don’t forget to catch Gia hand out trophies during the Golden Globes ceremony this Sunday (January 16) on NBC!
Gia Mantegna has no clue what designer she is going to wear for Sunday night’s 2011 Golden Globe Awards, but she does know one thing — no black!
The 20-year-old actress and this year’s Miss Golden Globe sat down with Zap2It about deciding what she’s going to look like on awards night.
Gia shared, “It will be something appropriate for the event. The Golden Globes are definitely more elegant and classy. I’ll have my hair pulled back and clean makeup. My personal style is very edgy and not Golden Globes-friendly. I am always trying to not wear black. I wear black all the time, every day, and it’s always a struggle to get me to wear color. I am definitely wearing something not black.”
She continued, “I am relying a lot on [my stylist] Taylor [Jacobson] to guide me through the appropriate designers and appropriate dress. It’s important I wear something not too flashy that will outshine anyone else and that mirrors my role in the ceremony.”
Mitchel Musso proudly shows off the 2011 Miss Golden Globe and girlfriend Gia Mantegna at the announcement party held at Cecconi’s Restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday night (December 9).
The 19-year-old musician just released the newest music video in his Brainstorm series, “You Got Me Hooked.”
Don’t forget — Mitchel will be performing alongside BFF Emily Osment at the 2010 Salvation Army Rock The Red Kettle Concert. Are you going to go?
Gia is also pictured below with Kevin Connolly.
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Congratulations to Gia Mantegna!
The 20-year-old actress was just announced as Miss Golden Globe 2011 by InStyle mag and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at Cecconi’s Restaurant in Los Angeles.
As Miss Golden Globe 2011, Gia will help hand out trophies during the 2011 Golden Globes ceremony on January 16th.
Send Gia congrats on Twitter @GiaMantegna!
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Tony Oller strums a little tune on his guitar in this new still from Gigantic.
Check out what’s happening in back-to-back episodes tomorrow:
@9:30PM: “An Awesome Night of Awesomeness” – After listening to Waltâ€™s (Oller) latest song, Anna (Grace Gummer), Finn (Malcolm David Kelley) and Joey (Ryan Rottman) encourage him to give a small, low-key performance in his backyard for their friends. However, Vanessaâ€™s (Gia Mantegna) eagerness to help goes too far and she turns the night into a chaotic event with the paparazzi. Waltâ€™s dad sneaks in a surprise guest to hear his music.
@10PM: “Perfect Complications” – Jennifer and Vanessa are spending lots of time together, participating in photo shoots and interviews, which creates tension between Anna and Vanessa. When a mystery man appears in Vanessaâ€™s life, Anna takes it upon herself to find out more about Vanessaâ€™s secret past. After his less than professional behavior around Piper (Jolene Purdy), Hugh quits as the family shrink and all goes haywire in the Katinsâ€™ household.
It all starts TOMORROW, October 29th at 9:30PM ET/PT on TeenNick. Check out the clip below!
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Gia Mantegna plays the emancipated actress Vanessa King on TeenNick’s new series, Gigantic and JJJ got the scoop on the resident mean girl.
The 20-year-old actress shared, “I have such a good time playing her because she’s got such this great sense of style and she’s so different from myself. She’s famous for being herself, has won Golden Globes and actually is at the peak of her career. You see how she deals with that and she how much envy she has for Grace‘s Anna.”
Gia continued, “In the episode this Friday [TONIGHT!], you’ll see how Anna’s mom Jennifer [played by Helen Slater] takes Vanessa out to lunch and really puts her in her place. She reminds Vanessa about being a kid. Seeing how obsessed with the media she is, Jennifer reminds Vanessa about how to function like a normal adult rather than getting so caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle that she considers her home. Vanessa really has lost sight of the value of having a true family.”
Stay tuned for more from Gia about Gigantic on JJJ!
“Cas’ Girls Are Not That Easy” premieres Friday, October 22 @9:30PM ET/PT on TeenNick!
Gia Mantegna struts her stuff as she arrives at the 2010 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Friday night (October 1).
The 20-year-old actress currently stars as Vanessa in the upcoming Gigantic, a girl who grew up as a child actress in a messed up family and she’s now an emancipated minor.
Gia is now headed to NYC for a press tour for the show! Are you excited to see the new series?
Gigantic premieres THIS FRIDAY, October 8 @ 10PM ET/PT on TeenNick. 10+ pics inside…
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