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Mara Carfagna, Former Topless Model, Berlusconi's Escort To G-8 Meeting (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/07/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:35 PM ET

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi received plenty of attention a few months ago for stacking Parliament and his cabinet with former beauty queens and attractive actresses, something even his wife, Veronica Lario, publicly attacked him about.

No doubt Lario, who has filed for divorce, would be similarly unamused to learn that Berlusconi has chosen as his escort for the upcoming G-8 meeting a former topless model, Mara Carfagna. She also happens to be his "opportunities minister."

From the Telegraph:

The one-time Miss Italy contestant will be supported in the role by another attractive young member of the cabinet, education minister Maria Stella Gelmini.


Mr Berlusconi is said to have chosen Miss Carfagna and Miss Gelmini to reward them for being "staunch champions" as he has battled allegations that he slept with a high-class call-girl at his mansion in Rome last November. Together they will guide the G8 wives around Rome and the mountain town of L'Aquila 65 miles away, where the summit is being held from Wednesday to Friday..

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