We have known her welcoming face for several years now and she continues to greet us in the morning like a close friend we have grown to love. Nadia Bsat has worked in the TV business for more than a decade now and she's not going anywhere any time soon.
Name: Nadia Bsat
Marital Status: Mother of two beautiful teenagers
Occupation: MTV Host / TV Presenter and Producer
Birthplace: Believe it or not, I was born in my mother’s bed at home.
In The Media...
Where and when did you get your first break in the television business?
Future TV in 1997. It wasn’t planned at all. The funny part is that before I went live on the air in Alam Sabah, I tried to do a pilot for two weeks (sitting in the studio in front of the camera and practicing) but I simply couldn’t say a single word - not even my name. I was sooo afraid of the camera - so the producer forced me to go live on air; I started talking and I haven't stopped since... LOL
Do you find it challenging in your line of work being a woman?
Sure; I always have to be up to the level.
What is the secret to a successful interview?
One should simply be well informed and keep eye contact with guest at all times so that they feel comfortable while asking short questions.
Any funny situations ever occur while live on TV?
I was doing an interview live on air when suddenly a cat entered the studio and started running towards me - and since I am terrified of cats - I started shouting and ran away. Viewers had to watch an empty couch on air….
C'est La Vie…
How do you define your life?
Full of passion!
What is your biggest fear?
Cats! They freak me out!
What gives you the most pleasure in life?
What is your motto in life?
That there is no motto in life (each moment has its own motto). But I do love this quote: "Contented with little, yet wishing for more." (Charles Lamb)
Do you have any regrets in life?
Not yet... but counting on having some soon.
Who has touched you most deeply in your life?
My deceased dad.
When did you know you were talented?
When I was 6 years old and started imitating family members and friends. I still do it for fun till this day.
What did you study in school?
I studied law at Saint Joseph University because my father forced me to. However, it turned out to be a very wise choice and helped me a lot in my work.
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?
Mr. know it all!
What do you think is the sexiest trait in the opposite sex?
Sense of humor.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes I do.
What is the last thing you do before sleeping?
How do you keep in shape?
I work out and I try to eat healthy.
Do you follow a certain type of diet?
I try to... but it keeps running away :)
Do you like to exercise? What do you do?
Tennis and swimming are two of my favorite hobbies.
Do you have any other hobbies?
I like to take pictures to keep concrete memories of cherished moments.
When you have spare time on your hands, what do you like to do?
I don’t really have spare time, but when I do, I like to read and cook.
Are you very selective in the brands or types of clothes that you wear?
I am selective only when it comes to bags and shoes...however, I am not picky when it comes to the brands of the clothes I wear. As long as they suit me.
How do you balance work and motherhood?
No mother can balance between work and motherhood - I juggle between both.
Who is your favorite author?
Amin Maalouf, Judith Krantz, Marc Levy, Najib Mahfouz, and many others.
What is your favorite show to watch on TV?
The news bulletin and sitcoms (especially Friends).
What is your favorite type of food?
Lebanese or Italian food (I know, so cliché).
What is your favorite sport?
Do you have a favorite perfume?
I only wear Chanel numero 5!
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Do you have a favorite movie?
Nottinghill (I watch it every time I feel down).
Do you have a favorite watch brand?
Bulgari and Rolex.
What is your favorite snack?
Do you have a favorite quote?
“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” Tony Gaskins
Do you have a favorite singer or band?
Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Kazem Saher.
Favorite actor and actress?
Robert De Nero, Denzel Washington, and Julia Roberts.
What beauty product can you not live without?
Do you have any beauty secrets?
How important is money to you?
I believe the greatest things in life are for free.
What makes you cry?
Any injustice related to children.
What gives you inspiration?
As a child, what did you dream of becoming?
I wanted to be a professional photographer but always had the feeling I will become famous somehow.
Growing up, who inspired you?
My deceased father was my greatest inspiration. He was a self-made man.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Do things by yourself.
A Promising Future…
Do you have any dreams?
I have plenty. Do you have enough space? I need pages...
What challenges do you face in your career?
The hardest challenge is to wake up at 6 am in the winter and get to work on time!
What are your future plans?
Learn Italian, move to a new house, go on a trip to New York, lose 2 kg, and workout more :)
Is there anything about you or your personality that others would be surprised about?
About my personality: In real life I am funny and not as serious as I look on TV.
About me: I don’t like to watch myself on TV.
What do you believe is the key to success?
Love Is In The Air...
How do you usually spend Valentine's Day?
That's confidential information!
What is your favorite gift to receive? To Give?
I like to receive flowers and I love to give surprising gifts.
Are you a romantic person?