Birth name Mario Lorenzo Falcone

Birthday 21 February 1988

Star sign Pisces

Birthplace Essex

Many years before he found fame on TOWIE, Mario Falcone was born to mum Kim and dad Mario in Essex in 1988.

He has two older sisters called Giorgina and Giovanna. Giovanna is married to McFly star Tom Fletcher.

Marioattended the Anglo European School. He always had an eye for the ladies and claims to have lost his virginity at the age of 15.

Since then he says he has slept with over 500 women and has had ‘threesomes, foursomes and fivesomes’.

Mariostarted working as a tailor and found success designing smart suits.

In 2011 he joined the cast of hit ITV2 show The Only Way Is Essex while dating TOWIE regular Lucy Mecklenburgh.

The Italian stallion certainly made a memorable entrance. In his first scene on TOWIE, Mario Falcone appeared naked after a shower with just a towel covering his modesty.

Marioand Lucy’s on-off relationship became a central storyline in the show. The couple got engaged on screen during a trip to Marbella in the summer of 2012.

But just a few months later the engagement was called off and the relationship soon ended following allegations that Mariohad been unfaithful.

Away from TOWIE, Mario Falcone confessed to Now in March 2013 that he’d been suffering from depression. He revealed a few months later that he had tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose after he’d been accused of cheating on Lucy.

In August 2013, Mario entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. He made it to the final and came in 5th place.

The Essex lad launched his own dating website called Mating With Mario before returning to TOWIE. Meanwhile Lucy left the show in the 2013 Christmas special.

Mario briefly dated fellow TOWIE star Chloe Sims in 2014.

In June he was suspended from the show after footage emerged which appeared to show him snorting cocaine. He issued an apology two months later.

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