IF YOU live in the Marbella area it is more than likely that you will have heard of the irrepressible and vivacious Nicole King.
With her weekly radio and TV Programmes Mi Marbella broadcast by RTV Marbella, her support of the Triple A animal charity, her involvement of Costa Women and her annual United Nations of Marbella conference, she doesn’t exactly adopt a low profile.
The bilingual Nicole was born in the UK but spent many happy holidays in Marbella before returning to her favourite city in Spain for 10 years after finishing her education.
She then migrated to Madrid with husband Bobby running promotions for a number of international brands before dedicating herself to discovering why her children had so much difficulty in learning.
Helping to resolve this problem gave them a new business as her son and daughter were treated with prescribed special lenses for their glasses and this Nicole became the Spanish distributor of ChromaGen which she still represents today.
In 2012, the couple moved back to Marbella which Nicole calls her happy place and almost by chance she took on her new role as an English speaking presenter on the Marbella council’s broadcasting channel.
Nicole was delighted to share some time to give readers of the RTN some insight into the woman behind the TV screen.
How do you feel about Brexit and were you able to vote?
Personally I was surprised and I’m not happy about it, particularly as I was not able to vote in something that affects me so directly, professionally with our business we import product from the UK to Spain and I thought I’d seen the last of customs clearance, import taxes, duties and middle-men years ago; it’s like a big step backwards.
What is your greatest fear?
Not having my children around me for ever and ever
What is your favourite food?
In Marbella we are spoilt for choice so I can’t just choose one thing
Who would you invite for a meal?
Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla
What is your secret pleasure?
Singing; I love to sing, for myself and by myself (which is better for everyone lol)
What attracted you to Bobby?
Everything; he’s handsome, clever, creative and he doesn’t worry what people think about him; he just does his thing.
What attracted him to you?
You’d have to ask him that…
Where do you find the energy to keep going at 100 m.p.h.?
As long as I don’t stop it’s OK, my driving force is my kids and I love what I do; so it’s hard not to just do it
Which public figure do you dislike the most?
Anyone famous person who acts out and sets a bad example for our youngsters which includes politicians who lie!!
What song would you like played at your funeral?
First time I’ve ever thought about that day …. perhaps the Dirty Dancing track “(I’ve had) The Time of My Life” …. hopefully though I have a long time to make a final decision on this one.
If you could go back in time when would it be too?
When my dad passed away, to have a few more moments just the two of us together…
What’s top of your bucket list?
I don’t really have one; I try and do everything as it comes up; but I still haven’t learnt to play the drums
What do you like about yourself most?
That people motivate me, not money. I have a gift of being able to tune in to the unique aspect of each person and can highlight that; which makes me feel good.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Hopefully me; if not, perhaps Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts.
What was your ambition when a child?
To be an actress and a barrister
What question should we have asked?
Do you think we can achieve world peace from Marbella? Answer YES – we already have it on a small scale, 127 nationalities living together in harmony; now we just need to show the rest of the world how it’s done.