TUNING IN WITH SARAH KURVINEN

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Date of Birth: 26th May, 1978

Location: Gżira

Status: Married

Star Sign: Gemini

Main occupation: Guidance, PSD and dance teacher

Media-related occupation: Television presenter

Sarah Kurvinen has been working in local television for many years. She had started off at 16 by dancing on various weekend variety shows on different channels, and she was also a resident dancer for some of them as well. To this day, she still dances from time to time. In her early 20s, she was involved in various activities and was often invited for TV interviews.

“At one such interview, I was approached by the director and I was asked if I would be interested in hosting a children’s programme, and that’s when it all started. I hosted Owkej and also helped with the production side of things, which was loads of fun.

After returning from studying performance and dance in London, I was asked to host X’Qala L-Baħar, which involved a lot of activities and water sports, including scuba diving, sailing, fishing and wake boarding. I did that for a couple of years before we moved on to Mad-Daqqa t’Għajn, which I did for about two years. I was then asked to host Dance, which was absolutely great since dance has always been my first love since the age of 4. After 3 years of absence from the TV screens, during which I was busy having my baby, I was asked to host the exciting paranormal reality show, L-Oskur, which is currently showing on ONE TV,” states Sarah Kurvinen in this interview.

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Can you describe your state of mind when presenting?

Sometimes I’m all over the place! Too many distractions! I usually really try to focus on what I’m talking about, so I try to keep a clear head, but that can be really difficult at times with so much going on in my life. I’m better at discussions and spontaneous comments than learning long lines to deliver, and I also find that I do really well with live shows.

What do you think is your best asset?

Umm… I don’t know, really. I should probably ask a friend! However, if I’m being honest, I think it must be my communication skills.

How important is social media to you?

I do like to use social media when I have some free time. It helps me keep up to date with what’s going on, to keep in touch with people and for networking.

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What do you usually look for when you travel abroad?

I absolutely love to travel. I go for different types of holidays since I enjoy such a broad range of activities. On some holidays, I really want to experience the culture, so I mainly visit attractions and museums. Sometimes, I’m feeling adventurous, so I go for mountains and the countryside. Other times, I just want to relax on a beach or by a lake. My constant love, however, is food. I always want to taste the fine flavours a country has to offer!

What’s the best bargain you’ve ever made so far?

All my close friends know me to be a passionate online shopper, and I often get good deals on stuff, so it’s really hard to choose one. So instead, I’m going to mention a cliché and say it was my education. That was free!

What are the essentials in your life?

My family and my close friends. Nothing can replace them. I have a wonderful husband who supports me in everything I do. My baby boy puts the biggest smiles on my face. My mum, dad and brother have always been my biggest fans and my good friends are like family to me, as well.

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