Georgia Salpa (born 14 May 1985) is a Greek-Irish model.
Born to a Greek father and Irish mother in Athens, Salpa moved to Ireland aged four and was raised in Killiney, Dublin. Her mother paints. She is the eldest of four children, having two sisters and one brother. In secondary school she was, in her own words, “a bit of a nerd, always very thin and had really curly afro hair and had to wear glasses and a patch over one eye”. After school she backpacked the globe for two years, visiting more than 30 countries including India, Thailand, Costa Rica, Brazil, Australia and China.
In Ireland, Salpa has undertaken modelling assignments for various publications. She has made TV appearances on such programmes as The Podge and Rodge Show, Republic of Telly, Celebrity Salon and Catwalk to Kilimanjaro. She played a role as herself on Republic of Telly.
Georgia writes a weekly feature in the Irish Daily Star newspaper.
She reached a new peak in the presence of public consciousness in August 2009 after posing in a bikini for a controversial photoshoot for Food & Wine magazine alongside chef Neven Maguire. The magazine apologised after those offended vented their fury on Liveline.
Salpa then shocked her Sleeping Beauty colleagues, including Alan Hughes, in late 2011 when she quit the pantomime via a text message days before it began.
Salpa has since moved over to the UK, where,she participated in the Channel 5 show Celebrity Big Brother where she was the third housemate evicted. While in the house she dismissed her relationship with Calum Best as “a simple fling”. She was up for eviction on the first turn but defeated Andrew Stone to secure her stay in the house. She then faced eviction for a second time following the third round of nominations after fellow housemate Kirk Norcross nominated her for resisting his advances. She was evicted on that occasion.
In February 2012, Salpa topped a poll to find Ireland’s most desirable Valentines.
In May 2012 Georgia finished 5th in FHM’s 100 sexiest women poll;she was beaten to 1st place by Tulisa Contostavlos, who coincidentally like Salpa is of Greek-Irish parentage.