The nun Cristina Scuccia, whose triumph in the Italian version of the television contest «The voice» in 2014 she went around the world, she has hung up her habits and now lives in Spain, where she continues to sing and works as a waitress to earn a living.
Sister Cristinawho had moved and surprised the world performing Alicia Keys’ “No One” in her first performance and who ultimately won the show, embarked on a singing career and was part of the cast of the musical “Sister Act”, as well as appearing in 2016 among the protagonists of the musical “Titanic”, but without abandoning religious life.
After spending a few years away from the stage, Cristina Scuccia appeared this Sunday on Canale 5’s “Verissimo” program with a surprising makeover and, dressed in a red pantsuit, announced that she had left religious life and that she currently lives in Spain, where she continues to cultivate her passion for music and works as a waitress.
«Sister Cristina It is inside me. I am who I am now thanks to Sister Cristina», Said the former Ursuline nun, explaining that she had «carried out a wonderful path in which there have been difficulties», but that right now she can smile «even more than in the past».
She assured that she “continues to believe in God” and that “she has no intention of abandoning her path of faith” and that she is “grateful for everything she has experienced so far.”
After 15 years of religious life, he explained that “this media exposure, over time, was the engine of many questions” and that everything precipitated with the pandemic, when everything stopped and he was able to reflect on whether he was happy.
She explained that she had to be helped by a psychologist because she couldn’t get out “of the dark.” “She didn’t understand who she was. I have never denied God, but it was not within my habit, “she added.
On whether she will find love, the former religious affirmed that “she believes in love, but it is not something she considers now.” “It’s not my priority right now. You have to take care of yourself, love yourself, before you can love others,” she said.
Born in 1988 in Vittoria, in Sicily (south), she entered the convent at the age of 19. After being discovered by “the voice Italy» in a religious singing contest they called her to participate in the television program.
Her audition for “The voice»with »No One» by Alicia Keys, she exceeded 90 million views on YouTube in one week and during the program received praise from one of the judges, Raffaella Carrà, who assured that Sister Cristina “I was born to be on stage.”