Caterina Di Fuccia was crowned Miss Universe Italy 2021 at the end of the finals, held on September 26, 2021 at the Feria in Roma. The representative of Lazio succeeds Miss Universe Italy 2020 Viviana Vizzini and become the official representative of Italy at the upcoming edition of Miss Universe, scheduled to be held in Eilat, Israel.
The 23-year-old beauty queen is an Italian teacher, model, dancer, runway coach who was born in Marcianise, Caserta, Campania. She went to Liceo Linguistico G.B. Novelli in Marcianise.
She is not a newbie to pageantry. In 2016, she represented Campania at Miss Mondo Italia 2016 and failed to land in the Top 15. She competed at Miss Campania 2016 and won the Miss Rocchetta Bellezza Campania 2016 title.
In 2019, she was crowned Miss Rocchetta Bellezza Campania 2019 in Jesolo, Venice. She represented Campania at Miss Italia 2019 and finished in the Top 10. While working as a primary school teacher in Lazio, Italy, she competed at Miss Universe Lazio 2021 and won the crown to win the opportunity to represent Lazio at Miss Universe Italy 2021.