The Malta Independent 25 September 2022, Sunday
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Getting to know Antonia Micallef

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 31 July 2022, 10:30 Last update: about 3 months ago

TVM journalist and newscaster Antonio Micallef tells us that her favourite actor is Al Pacino, that she is fussy with food and would like to see major changes in how social media operates.

But what is her favourite type of pizza? And who would she like to go to dinner with?


What was the last book you read?

“She Said” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohe

Who is your favourite author?

A few… if I had to choose… Ayn Rand and recently I’m discovering Marilyn French

What was the last film you watched?


Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

The Lion King… but the best version was the musical at the West End!

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Al Pacino.

What is your favourite TV series?

I really liked “The Alienist”

What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?


Which team do you support?

If we’re talking about football, it’s Real Madrid.

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

“I Am What I Am”

Who is your favourite singer/band?

Various from classical composers to heavy metal like Metallica, White Snake, Guns N’ Roses, Queen, etc…

Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?   

A concert by The Doors

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Hmmm…. Assuming there’s fresh water on the deserted island, coffee, kettle and a lighter.

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?


What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

I can’t think of anything since I’m very fussy with food

What is that one thing you could not go a day without?


Which fictional character do you relate to most?


Do you check your horoscope?


What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?


What invention would you erase from history?

Social Media. Not erasing but redesign with major changes.

Would you like to know the day when you will die?


What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food? 


What is your favourite hobby?

Painting and gardening

What's your favourite season?


What's your favourite ice cream topping?

None, just ice-cream

What's your favourite board game?


What is your favourite pizza?


What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?


What is your favourite cartoon show?

The Simpsons

What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?

Beach activities organised by my mum for me and my friends

What career did you see yourself in when you were young?

Pilot, architect, and some others… except a journalist.

What is your best childhood memory?

When I placed 1st in the annual gymnastics competition in the 1990s

Did you learn how to ride a bike?

Not in my childhood but later in life

Who was your super hero?

I don’t’ recall admiring any

Which toy do you wish to have kept?

The aeroplane toy

What subject did you excel in at school?

Physical Education, Art and French

What subject did you dislike the most in school?


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

Christmas lunch

What are the best values you owe to your parents?


What would you change about yourself if you could?

If only I were slightly taller…

What really makes you angry?

Hypocrisy and lies

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Depends on the situation

Are you a sore loser?

Again depends of the situation

What is your biggest regret?

It took me too long to be who I am today

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

Nowadays, I go for intelligent and genuine people

What is your greatest fear?

I don’t overthink, I try to deal with whatever life throws at me

What is your life motto?

If I was meant to be controlled, I would have come with a remote

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Stay real or stay away

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

mmm… ok.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

Go for a very long trip around the world

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

My partner Steve to introduce him to my late dad Victor, Frida Kahlo and Coco Chanel 

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

My dad

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

Probably I would choose the roaring 20s in New York City

If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

Typical summer day when I was a child

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?

Northern Spain or Austria

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

What I find to be the biggest enigma of all is that we still live in a world made by men, for men! 

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it?

Sloth because if good people act as they should, they would drastically reduce the other deadly sins

If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

The ability to keep the temperature from rising above 29 C.

Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?

Mobile phone

Black or white?


Film or TV series?




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