Juggling a career in the spotlight with a quiet home life where she and her family enjoy Switzerland’s natural beauty, Monika gives us a glimpse into her world… and even her cosmetics cabinet!
When I was 19 years old, working as a medical assistant, I was approached by a modeling agency who invited me to do a photo shoot test with them to see how I felt in front of the camera, acted and reacted. After that, I had modelling jobs in my home country of Switzerland, and then in Milano, Hamburg, Münich, Athens and London. Although I never had a Supermodel career, I built a life for myself modelling.
For the last 10 years, I have been working as a moderator, presenter and event host. This job provides the perfect work-life balance for me.
Haha. First of all, my day starts with a good coffee. I need a strong – yes, really strong one - to start the day. So, when I get out of bed, I go directly to the kitchen where I have 5 minutes all alone… me and my coffee.
After that, I wake up my two beloved «earthquakes» - my daughter, Alina, 7 years old – and my son, Ascanio, 3 years old. This is when the day really begins. Breakfast with the kids, sending them to school, housekeeping, jobs, meetings and so-on. In the evenings, the same program, kids coming home, husband coming home, cooking, washing…mummy’s life. I love it!
On the weekends and in the evenings, I work as a moderator, presenter and host, which is great because my husband can then look after the kids.
Family time is very important to me, so we try to go ice-skating, skiing, biking, swimming, bouncing, hiking and picnicking together as much as possible. We are happiest in nature, close to the river where we live.
Hmmmm… dishonest people, arrogance and injustice. I appreciate it when people are straightforward; just tell me what you think – don’t go behind my back.
As a moisture boost for my skin, I love the Cell Shock Age intelligence Recovery Serum – mixed together with the Source Booster, which contains hyaluronic acid. I also love Force Vitale Aqua-Vitale Lifting Moisturizer - it smells sooooo good, and Cell Shock Luxe-Lift Rich Cream, especially in winter.
Staying hydrated is really important for your body and skin, so I always drink a lot of water during the day. I am thankful we can drink the water from the tap here in Switzerland.
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