After being known as an inspiring Egyptian vlogger, Asma Sherif Moneer is now a hit TV host after making the talk show “Ana w Benty” with her father, Sherif Moneer. Looking as gorgeous and down-to-earth as always, Asma shared with us moments from her journey as a vlogger, TV host, and a mother.
Tell us about yourself and what you do?
I’m a TV presenter, a vlogger, and a businesswoman. I’m an Aries, so I’m a very optimistic person. I love life and care about spreading love and positivity around me.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? And least favorite? And why?
My favorite part is that I get to express myself and let the society know that women should be heard. That way I can help guide other women find their place in life. My least favorite is the haters.
What/who are you inspired by? And why?
I am inspired by Ellen DeGeneres. You can say she is my muse. She is such a powerful woman. One day, I would love to achieve what she has achieved and even more.
Tell me about your favorite performance or moment in general as a TV presenter?
The inspirational videos I make. I receive amazing feedback and I get to see how some people have turned their life around; it feels like a living proof that I’m making a difference in people’s life. And, of course, when my daughter tells me how much she loves me.
What do you have planned for the future? Are there any projects we can anticipate?
Even though I cannot talk about my future projects and plans, I won’t give up until I achieve what I want and fulfill my dreams.
What are the advantages and challenges you face in your landscape?
The love I get from my followers; it makes me wake up everyday with a purpose. However, it is always challenging for me when I have to deal with people who deliberately wants to bring you down with their harsh words.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Be who you are! Don’t ever fake it to make it! Be true to yourself and always fight to change the world around you and make a difference!
What do you like to do in your personal time?
Watching a lot of movies and reading.
How do you balance between your life as a mother and your career?
I do not believe that you can actually balance between your role as a mother and your work. But I taught my daughter that sometimes I won’t be able to be there for her because of my work.
How has your life been after the divorce?
To be honest, it was very hard in the beginning. It got better when we put our differences aside and agreed to work as a team to raise our daughter. Co-parenting really was the solution; especially now that our society is more accepting.
Any weird habits?
Singing out loud anywhere.
What’s your father’s best role, in your opinion?
Top travel destination?
Morocco, Spain and Amsterdam. But I love my country more than anyplace else in the world.