Interview with Catherine Micallef

Age:- 34

Where do you live:- Żebbuġ

Status:- Married and mother of two girls

Star Sign:- Taurus

Main occupation:- PSD Primary Teacher

Media-related occupation:- Presenter of L-Irkant on TVM

Television has always been Catherine Micallef’s passion. She’s been linked with television since 1996 when she started helping out in a kids programme on TVM and she kept on producing/presenting until she found out she was pregnant. “I continued with my teaching job, but had to give up TV since priorities were the children at that time. I had been missing from TV for almost four years and I’ve been so looking forward to hit the box once again this time with an innovative programme L-Irkant – airing every Monday at 21:50hrs on TVM from January 2014”, stated CATHERINE MICALLEF in her introduction to this interview with RAMONA PORTELLI.

Do you have a grooming regime?

Well, I used to have! But with two young kids aged 9 months and 3 years, I barely have time for myself – I try to drink a lot of water, eat healthy food and moisturise face and skin regularly. Once in a while, I give a shot to a vitamin C facial.

Do you usually hoard things or regularly throw stuff out?

When I was single and living with my parents I used to hoard stuff like posters of famous people, wedding souvenirs, unused clothes, but nowadays I just give things away to people who need or like them.  I can’t afford to have more stuff in the house – girls’ toys and my husband’s paper cuttings are already too much.

What’s the number one fashion item you couldn’t live without?

A classic Louis Vuitton handbag. It matches with almost all outfits and I think it’s very chic – apart from the fact that it’s like my Mary Poppins bag.

What’s the most money you have spent in one go?

My wedding day followed by a honeymoon in America – too much but worth every penny, as I wanted a really special ‘princessy’ time.

Do you prefer dining out or clubbing?

I used to prefer the second option, but nowadays I am more of a dining out person – I love good food and red wine, and it’s also an opportunity for me to relax, unwind and communicate.

What do you consider as your biggest failure to date? 

Well, I cannot say I had failures as I always aimed for things that I can reach – keeping my feet on the ground and with a lot of hard work and sacrifices, I’ve always reached my targets.