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Elisa Parrino’s Winning Attitude

Elisa Parrino has it all—youth, beauty, compassion, intelligence and drive. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at

In her video on, filmed in the salon where Elisa Parrino is a hairstylist, she is clearly in her element. Attractive, young and energetic, she describes the way she likes to lead her life.

“Action,” she says. “I am always doing something.”

She and twin brother Emanuele were raised as Scientologists, and although she is a professional when it comes to fashion and creating exactly the right look for a client, people are what really matters most to the 23-year-old.

“Scientology is an inextricable part of my life,” she says. “In the kind of work I do, I am always dealing with people. Through Scientology I have gained the ability to communicate to anyone.”

And she has gained the ability to help people as well, which she never fails to give if she sees it is needed.

“If there is a problem, I say ‘OK, we are going to solve it,’” she says.

The fact is, helping others motivates Parrino more than anything else, which is why she is also a staff member at the Church of Scientology of Milan. And when she had the opportunity in 2010 to begin her training as a Scientology spiritual counselor at the Clearwater, Florida, spiritual headquarters of the Scientology religion, where her twin Emanuele is also a student, she jumped at the chance to do so.

Odds are she will do well in her training and her new career, as she has in everything else. Her winning attitude and frank appraisal of her own strengths shine through in her video:

“I am very optimistic, always smiling, I have a head on my shoulders and I do things right.”

View the Elisa Parrino video at

The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.

A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.