Annalisa Minetti , Minetti with former Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Born (1976-12-27) December 27, 1976 (age 35), Rho, Italy Residence Milan, Italy Occupation Singer, Athlete Website www.annalisaminetti.com , Annalisa Minetti (born 27 December 1976 in Rho) is an Italian singer and Paralympic athlete. Beauty contest: She has been a beauty pageant contestant in the 1997 edition of Miss Italia; she gained public attention because she was the first blind woman admitted to the competition. She placed in the top ten and won the title of Miss Gambissime (Miss Super Legs). Sanremo Music Festival: In 1998 she won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song Senza te o con te. Paralympic Games: She competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in the 1500 metres track event with a T11 disability classification. She ended the race in third position but set a new world record for her class beating the previous record set by Czech athlete Miroslava Sedlackova.