Whether you remember her as Nadine in “Melodrama Habibi,” or you know her as your morning friend/co-host of Future TV's Akhbar Al Sabah, Pierrette Katrib has a face not to be forgotten. In honor of both Mother's, it only made sense to feature this lovely lady as our interviewee. Pierrette is the loving parent of a little girl named Valentina!
Name: Pierrette Katrib
Date of Birth: 9-10-1980
Occupation: Actress/ TV Presenter and proud mother!
In the media...
Where and when did you get your first break in the television business?
In 2003 with a television show about tourism called “Allo Siyaha.”
Do you find it challenging in your line of work being a woman?
Not at all; maybe because the number of women in the Lebanese media field surpasses the number of men.
Who has been a role model for you within the media?
What do you think is the secret to your success?
Are you still the ambassador for Sensodyne Pronamel?
I was the ambassador of Sensodyne’s Pronamel until the end of 2013.
Do you prefer acting or being a TV presenter?
Which acting role has been your favorite till now?
Nadine in “Melodrama Habibi.”
C’est la vie…
How do you define your life?
As an adventure.
What is your biggest fear?
What gives you the most pleasure in life?
What is your motto in life?
If it’s meant to be, let it be.
Do you have any regrets in life?
No because each “mistake” is a lesson.
Who has touched you most deeply in your life?
When did you know you were talented?
At a young age; I used to participate in all the plays at school.
What did you study in school?
I have a Teaching Diploma in Theatre (as a first major) and a Masters in Translation (as a second major).
The opposite sex…
What is the first thing that you notice in the opposite sex?
What is the most irritating trait for you in the opposite sex?
What do you think is the sexiest trait in the opposite sex?
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes I do.
What is the last thing you do before sleeping?
Recheck that my alarm is on!
How do you keep in shape?
By working out at least 3 times per week.
Do you follow a certain type of diet?
Do you have any other hobbies?
I have a huge collection of matchboxes from around the world.
When you have spare time on your hands, what do you like to do?
It’s either going out or sleeping!
Are you very selective in the brands or types of clothes that you wear?
Not really; I have to feel comfortable in my clothes.
How do you balance work and motherhood?
It’s my new lifestyle, and till now, things are going ok; however, I had to refuse a major project that would have demanded my presence in Dubai for 5 consecutive months.... I want to stay by my little one as much as I can, she’s too young right now. Motherhood is my priority.
Do you have a favorite author or book?
Mario Vargas Llosa.
What is your favorite show to watch on TV?
Des Racines Et Des Ailes.
What is your favorite type of food?
What is your favorite sport?
Do you have a favorite perfume?
Chance from Chanel.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Do you have a favorite movie?
Dances With Wolves.
Do you have a favorite watch brand?
Baume & Mercier.
What is your favorite snack?
Fruits, fruits, and fruits!
Do you have a favorite quote?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Do you have a favorite singer or band?
Favorite actor and actress?
Julia Roberts, Vincent Gallo, and Russell Crowe.
Do you have a favorite beauty product?
Lipstick; I always carry at least one in my bag.
Do you have any beauty secrets?
Using sunblock with high protection.
How important is money to you?
It is important, but not that essential.
What makes you cry?
It depends on my mood.
What gives you inspiration?
The success of others.
As a child, what did you dream of becoming?
A veterinary surgeon.
Growing up, who inspired you?
Self made individuals.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
To stay calm in the worst situations.
A promising future…
Do you have any dreams?
To star in a Hollywood production and visit all the countries before I die! I’ve visited 23 so far...
What challenges do you face in your career?
Always giving something new as a public figure, because if you don't, you can easily be forgotten.
What are your future plans?
To still co-present "Akhbar Al Sabah" on Future TV and continue playing my role in Mr. Romeo Lahoud’s production, "Tarik Al Shamess."
Is there anything about you or your personality that others would be surprised about?
I have a "serious" personality with a twist...
Love is in the air...
What is your favorite gift to receive? To give?
I love receiving jewellery! I give whatever my husband needs; it might be a drill (since my husband is into “do it yourself” tasks) or a treadmill.
Are you a romantic person?
How would you describe motherhood?
Until now, it’s easier than I expected... but I know that the real challenges haven't started yet.
How has your daughter Valentina changed you as a person?
She made me realize how precious my parents are; we come to understand this when we become a parent ourselves.