Who is Sofia Valastro?
Sofia was born in New Jersey, USA, on 23 April 2003 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds American nationality. She’s a student and TV personality, but probably known best for being a daughter of Buddy Valastro, a famous American baker and reality TV personality.
Early life and education
Sofia was raised in New Jersey alongside her siblings Bartolo ‘Budy’ III, Carlo and Marco, by their father and their mother Lisa Bartolo, who’s a housewife.
Sofia grew up being interested in a number of activities, including becoming involved in her family’s cake business at quite an early age – she was seven when she appeared in the episodes “Cassata, Cheesecakes & Crates of Wine” and “Santa, Sunrise & Snowmen Cupcakes” of her father’s reality show “Cake Boss”.
In 2013 aged 10, Sofia competed together with her family, in the game-show “Family Feud”.
She was mostly into playing sports while attending a local high school, and was on her school’s volleyball team.
Sofia matriculated in 2021 and then enrolled into an unnamed college, from which she should be graduating in 2024.
Sofia is yet to launch her career in any field, but some of her father’s fans believe that she will eventually join the family cake business.
Love life and relationships
Sofia prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and hasn’t spoken of any boys or girls whom she has perhaps been with, however, there are today various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both her current relationship status and sexual orientation.
Some of Sofia’s fans believe that she’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity American boy, who can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures; others believe that the two are only good friends, but none of this has been confirmed.
There are also those who think that Sofia’s perhaps a lesbian, and that this is why she avoids talking about her love life, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of June 2022, Sofia seems to be unattached.
Hobbies and other interests
Sofia’s main hobby is perhaps running her Instagram account, which is today followed by more than 320,000 people; she’s uploaded over 60 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her spending time with her friends and family.
She’s a fashionista, and is keeping up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading various fashion magazines, such as “Elle” and “Vogue”.
Summer is Sofia’s favorite season, as she enjoys sun tanning at the beach, and swimming in the ocean.
She’s into travelling, and often goes to Italy with her family, as her parents are of Italian descent; Sofia has also been to a couple of other European countries, including France and Spain.
She enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite films are “Scarface”, “Scent of a Woman” and “One Day”.
Age, height and net worth
Sofia’s age is 19. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of June 2022, she doesn’t have her own independent wealth, but her father’s net worth reputedly stands at over $10 million.
Who is her father, Buddy Valastro?
Bartolo ‘Buddy’ Valastro Jr. was born in Hoboken, New Jersey USA, on 3 March 1977 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s probably known best for starring in the reality show “Cake Boss”, alongside Mauro Castano and Danny Dragone; it follows Buddy and his staff at Carlo’s Bakery, with each episode showing them preparing two cakes. The series has been airing since 2009, and was nominated for a 2011 Astra Award for Favourite Program – International.
Buddy was raised in Hoboken alongside his four sisters, by their Italian mother who was born in Altamura and their Italian father who was born in Lipari.
He became interested in baking while attending Ridgefield Park High School, and thus began taking baking lessons at Bergen County Technical School; it was his father who was the owner at Carlo’s Bakery, and Buddy began working in it aged 11.
Buddy was 17 when his father passed away, and he thus took over the family business; his mother eventually married her second husband, Sergio.
The show “Cake Boss” made Buddy and his cake shop very popular, so much so that he went on to open 17 more bakeries; in 2012, the newspaper “The Hudson Reporter” named Buddy amongst the 50 most influential people in Hudson County.
Seven of Buddy’s bakeries are in New Jersey, while some of his others are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Orlando, Florida.
In June 2014, he launched his catering and event planning company Buddy V’s Events.
The year 2016 saw Buddy and the company Whole Earth Sweetener Co. collaborate on the campaign Rethink Sweet, which aimed to launch a line of lower and zero-calorie sweeteners, hoping to make cakes and cookies healthier.
Buddy partnered with The Pound Bakery in 2018 to launch a new line of pet treats together, and the same year saw him launch his new company Buddy Valastro Foods, which today collaborates with a couple of other companies to make Italian Biscotti cookies, buttercream icing and fondant.
Buddy has had some problems with the authorities, as he was arrested on 13 November 2014 for drunk driving; he paid a $300 fine, and had his driver’s license suspended for three months.
In September 2020, Buddy had to undergo two surgeries after his right hand had been impaled by a bowling pinsetter.
The success of Buddy’s show “Cake Boss” led to the release of many spin-offs, such as “Next Great Baker” in 2010, “Kitchen Boss” in 2011, and “Bake You Rich” in 2013. Since 2018, he has been hosting the reality game-show “Bake It Like Buddy”, in which he’s today starring alongside Ralph ‘Ralphie Boy’ Attanasia III and Chad Durkin; each episode follows two families as they compete in cooking.
Buddy supported Chris Christie during his 2016 presidential campaign, and had baked a cake for his birthday two years earlier.