Nikko Santo Pietro Wiki Bio
Nicholas ‘Nikko’ Santo Pietro was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 10 June 1994 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He’s a chef, but perhaps only widely known for being the son of Vanna White, a famous American TV personality and actress.
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Early life and education
Nikko was raised alongside his younger sister Giovanna ‘Gigi’ in Los Angeles, by their mother and their father George Santo Pietro, an American restaurant owner; their parents divorced in November 2002. Vanna became engaged to businessman Michael Kaye in 2004, but they called it off two years later; since 2012, she has been in a relationship with American contractor John Donaldson.
Nikko grew up being interested in various activities, but was mostly into playing sports while attending a local high school, on his school’s soccer team, and also playing basketball and baseball. He was around 16 years old when he became interested in cooking, and it was his mother who taught him the basics.
Nikko matriculated in 2012, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s believed that he attended college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2016.
Nikko has been working as a chef for a couple of years now, although it remains undisclosed at which restaurant he’s currently employed.
He tried to become a YouTuber, having launched his channel back on 13 April 2007, but there are only four videos uploaded onto it, and only five people are subscribed to the channel.
Nikko appeared in the 2010 episode “Beaches Resorts Week 4” of the game-show “Wheel of Fortune”, which has been hosted by his mother since 1982, and he was featured in a 2020 episode of the show “CBS News Sunday Morning”.
Love life and relationships
Nikko prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He’s uploaded many pictures featuring himself and his girlfriend Codie Jascor, onto his Instagram account – the two apparently met at college, and have been together for more than seven years now.
There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Nikko and Codie have exchanged vows, as one of Nikko’s fans has claimed to have attended the ceremony, however, no other evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Nikko addressed these rumors.
There are also those who think that Nikko and Codie have separated, as it’s been a while since Nikko’s uploaded any pictures featuring them together, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of May 2022, Nikko’s in a long-term relationship with Codie Jascor, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Nikko’s physically highly active, as he goes hiking several times every month, and often plays various sports with his friends; he has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week as well, and is following a strict diet.
He’s quite active on Instagram, and has uploaded close to 200 pictures onto the network, while he’s today followed by over 3,000 people; Nikko appreciates his privacy, and one thus has to become his follower if he/she wants to see his pictures and videos.
He’s a lover of animals, and has volunteered at an animal shelter on a number of occasions.
Nikko’s a fan of Marvel movies – his favorite actors and actresses are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of his favorite films include “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Avengers: Endgame” and “Iron Man”.
Age, height and net worth
Nikko’s age is 27. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of May 2022, Nikko’s net worth stands at more than $300,000, while his mother Vanna’s net worth has been estimated at over $85 million.
Who is his mother Vanna?
Vanna Marie Rosich was born in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA, on 18 February 1957 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s known best for being the hostess of the family game-show “Wheel of Fortune”, created by Merv Griffin, and which is also co-hosted by Pat Sajak. Each episode features three people trying to guess the letters required to complete a word or a phrase, and the game-show has won nine of the 89 awards for which it’s been nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Vanna was raised in North Myrtle Beach solely by her mother Joan Marie (nee Nicholas), who divorced Vanna’s father Miguel Angel Rosich not long after she was born; Joan married real estate broker Herbert White Jr. a couple of years later, and he legally adopted Vanna. She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1975 moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she studied at The Atlanta School of Fashion and Design. Vanna worked as a model during these years, then upon graduating in 1979 moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career.
She made her debut film appearance in the 1981 horror “Midnight Offerings”, and her debut TV series appearance in the 1982 episode “The Boy Next Door” of the comedy “Star of the Family”; the remainder of the ’80s saw her make a guest appearance in an episode of various popular series, such as the comedy “Gimme a Break!”, the action crime adventure “The A-Team” and the comedy “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”.
In 1994, Vanna played a supporting character in the critically acclaimed crime comedy movie “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult”, directed by Peter Segal, and which starred Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and George Kennedy. It follows police officer Frank Drebin who has come out of retirement to help his former police squad, and the movie won three awards.
Vanna has since been focused on working as a game-show host, and has appeared in only a couple of TV series – her two most recent roles have been in the 2001 episode “Inner Tube” of the comedy “The King of Queens”, and the 2017 episode “B as in Best Friends” of the comedy “Fresh Off the Boat”.
Some of Vanna’s other works include her autobiography “Vanna Speaks!”, published in 1987, her posing for a “Playboy” pictorial in 1987, and her voicing of a supporting character in the Canadian animated TV special “The Real Story of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.
She’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to various charity organizations; her highest donation was $1.8 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Vanna was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 20 April 2006.