Roberta Mancino might not be a household name yet, but she should be. Roberta Mancino isn’t just a beautiful model who’s graced the pages of some of the world’s best magazines, but she’s also one of most extreme adventure athletes out there! In addition to being a world record-holding skydiver, Roberta Mancino also is an avid B.A.S.E. jumper! And while you might not want your daughters jumping off some of the tallest man-made structures in the world, it’s nice to have someone like Roberta Mancino showing them that if they want to do that they can!
Men’s Fitness magazine asked Mancino what her thoughts were right before she’s about to jump out of a plane, to which she replied; “What am I doing? Am I crazy?” Yeah, I think that would be my thought too!
Roberta goes on to talk about how skydiving is her passion and how she trains for International Skydiving competitions. She even talks about how her parachute has failed to open 5 times! 5 times! I’m pretty sure that would be the end of skydiving for me if my parachute failed to open even once!
Roberta Mancino is a great example to young women that you can be extreme and athletic and beautiful at the same time. She has over 4,000 jumps logged in addition to being the Italian national freestyle champion and the Free Fly Record Holder.
Wow, my hat is off to Roberta Mancino! I wouldn’t have the guts to look at someone jump out of an airplane, much less jump out of one! Do you think Roberta Mancino is a good role model for our girls?