A nun who won the Italian version of The Voice has quit serving God and moved to Spain to work as a waitress.
Sister Cristina Scuccia won the Italian version of the popular television singing contest ‘The Voice’ (‘La Voz’ in Italy) in 2014, and it has emerged that she is no longer a nun in Italy and is now a waitress living in Spain.
Her rendition of Alicia Keys’ ‘No One’ moved the world. But now eight years later it has emerged that the talented singer works in a regular job to keep herself afloat.
Scuccia still performs and sings and had some success after winning the TV song contest, performing in musicals of Sister Act and Titanic, but she appeared on Italian TV on Sunday, on Canale 5’s Verissimo programme, where she surprised viewers with the new revelations about her life.
She said: “Sister Cristina is within me. I am who I am now thanks to Sister Cristina.”
Scuccia, who was born in Sicily in 1988, added that she had “followed a wonderful path in which there have been difficulties” but that right now she can smile “even more than before”.
She reassured her fans that she “continues to believe in God” and that she has “no intention” of renouncing her faith, adding that she is “grateful for everything she has experienced in life up until now”.
Speaking about why she quit being a nun, Scuccia explained that “this media exposure, over time, was the engine of many questions” and that during the COVID-19 pandemic, when everything shut down, she was able to be introspective and reflect on her own happiness.
She explained that she had to be helped by a psychologist because she could not get out “of the dark.”
Doing much better now, she said that she believes that she will find love one day but that it is not something that is on her mind “for now”. She said: “It’s not my priority right now. You have to take care of yourself, and love yourself, before you can love others.”