Born: 27th November 1979
Nationality: Russian (born in Siberia)
Lives: Monaco & Moscow
Occupation: Tv & Radio presenter, model, actress, former reality star in Russia
Victoria Bonya has been on the JetsetBabe blog for a while now.
From the beginning she was an ordinary girl, who lived in Krasnokamensk, Chita region in Siberia. As a 16 year old she moved to Moscow and worked as a waitress. Her big break through came in 2006, aged 27, when she entered one of Russias most famous reality shows “Dom 2” (similar to Big Brother). She remained on the show for 10 months, and became a well known face across the country.
Thanks to the show and a lot of hard work, Victoria got a career as a model, actress, radio & tv presenter with which she still works with today.
In the midst of her career break through, Victoria met the son of an Irish billionaire, Alexander Smurfit.
It’s been said that the 5 years younger Alexander, did not interest Victoria due to his reputation of being a womaniser when they first met. But after giving him a chance, they became loving sweethearts still going strong today.
In the beginning of their relationship they faced a lot of challenges.
The father of Alexander wanted his son to marry an aristocrat, but Alexander had set his mind on Victoria, the ordinary girl from Siberia. Today they live in Monaco with their daughter Angelina, and seem to be a very happy Jet set couple.
My personal opinion of the little I’ve seen of Victoria is positive. I’ve seen her many times on tv, and she is a fearless woman with a strong character who is not afraid of speaking her mind. I think that has helped her reach where she is today in life, she is a typical “go-getter” who is not holding back in terms of hard work.
Although she has nailed a wealthy man, she still keeps it classy and focuses on her career. I believe women with this attitude in life are able to keep men like Alexander by their side, because they keep them interested while having their own independence. For me this couple is an inspiration, as for once the Jet set Babe breaks the pattern by marrying a rich, young and attractive man rather than the usual old-and-ugly-rich-dude.