Karine Ferri (born on April 25, 1982) is a French television presenter.
Early life and education
Karine Ferri was born Karine Jalabert in Suresnes in the department of Hauts-de-Seine, to a French father and a Portuguese mother. She grew up in Rueil-Malmaison with her older brother David. After obtaining her high school final exam and studying modern literature at university, she started a modeling career. In 1999, she was elected first runner-up of Miss World FRANCE 2000, Sandra Lou.
In 2004, she is one of the finalists at the second season of Bachelor, le gentleman célibataire (French version of The Bachelor) on M6. She began presenting television programs while continuing her modeling career.
The same year, she co-hosted with Alex Fighter the program En direct avec les colocataires on M6 just after Les Colocataires and joined the team of C'est pas trop tôt ! where she presents a sequence about seduction and life on the same channel. In the meantime, she presents the weather on the same channel until 2008.
She then presented on Fun TV 100 choses interdites aux moins de 30 ans from September to November 2004. In 2006, she presents Le Hit TF6 on channel TF6. From 2006 to 2009, she presented a number of programs on M6, these include La Route en Direct, Club alternating with Ariane Brodier, Star Six Music with Alexandre Delpérier, and Fan De in which she became the third presenter.
In 2007, she presented Hit de la Pub on TF6 succeeding to Virginie Efira. In 2008, she presented on W9 the fashion show of Victoria's Secret from Miami and Le Meilleur des caméras cachées on TF6 that she recorded in Las Vegas. From August 2009 to July 2010, she co-hosted Absolument Stars and Absolument Stars, la suite on M6 with Jérôme Anthony.
In early 2010, Fan De was then broadcast on W9 and was named Fan de Stars. She presented the program from January to July 2010. After that, she announced her departure of M6, W9 and the other channels of the group to join Direct 8 in September 2010. She presents an this channel three new programs, Mademoiselle Cinéma, L'Amour au menu and Ma Vie, a society program.
From August 2010 to June 2011, in addition to her new programs on Direct 8 including À chacun son histoire, she joined the radio NRJ to present along with Nikos Aliagas the morning program Le 6/9 every day of the week. In summer 2011, Direct 8 entrust her the presentation of the daily program Mag de l'été. From August 2011 to June 2012, she became a columnist for world television in the team of the program Morandini !, broadcast on the same channel.
In 2012, she joined TF1 to co-host with Nikos Aliagas the second season of The Voice: la plus belle voix, where she replaced Virginie de Clausade. She also presents the programs Toute la musique qu'on aime, Tout pour la musique and Le Grand bêtisier de l'été.
Karine Ferri was the partner of Grégory Lemarchal, the winner of the fourth season of Star Academy in 2004, from 2005 until his death on April 30, 2007. Since then, she strongly participates at the activities of the organization dedicated to him (Association Grégory Lemarchal) of struggle against cystic fibrosis. In summer 2013, she appeared in an episode of the game show Fort Boyard on France 2 with Leslie Lemarchal (Grégory's sister) and other personalities to raise funds for the Association Grégory Lemarchal.