Who am I and what am I doing while traveling in the world
Hi to all of you old and new followers. I have so many new blog readers and followers that I think it’s better to answer a million questions I have received in one blog. Also, I want to tell the loyal followers more about who I am nowadays, what I have planned in the future and what do I dream about.
Well, I am Elina Tervo TV and Media person, Miss Helsinki and Social Media Influencer.
I’m also a former Fitness athlete, now more like an Adventure Sports Enthusiast – full day traveler and marketer.
What have I done
I have worked years in sport’s, I have been a sports Massage Therapist, personal trainer, fitness coach and of course I was Miss bikini fitness athlete and fitness model. Sports will always be close to my heart. But for the coaching and as a trainer, I didn’t find the passion anymore after I retired as a professional fitness athlete. Now I just enjoy fully on my own training and extremely hard competitions as well as adventure sports. Fine tuning my body to the max is still my passion, and fitness on it’s all forms will always be part of me, but now my main focus is health and not so much on the sports that concentrate mostly on your looks and appearance.
There’s the reason why I’m not doing fitness modeling anymore, it’s hard at the moment to maintain that kind of body. I do enjoy still commercial modeling and I hope I can do that even when I’m old.
What I love to do
I love to perform, it’s one of my greatest passions, even bigger than sports. I graduated from media school when I was 18 years old and after that, I have worked my entire life among commercials, TV and movie productions in front of the camera as well as behind the camera. Honestly, I can work on the production side but the front of the camera feels more natural to me, always.
I’m dreaming and still working with my own traveling show and I hope it will come true in the near future. I believe and I know I have a lot to give for people who like to travel, brows new locations and the ones who want to live an active life. After all, I have been on the road more than 4 years now, non-stop.
I have traveled around the world many times and on my list of countries, I have over 70 that I visited. Cities I can even keep up with. I have experienced budget traveling as well as luxury travels and all their variety.
How long still
How long am I planning to travel and why, are the most asked questions. Well, I’m planning to stay on the road at least for a year, probably five 😀 when I have a round number like ten years of traveling, I have told to myself it’s time to get home and stay put for a while. I am extremely lively and attracted by all new things. I love adventures, new places, people and experiences and so curious that I want to see and feel everything. Even if it’s crazy or dangerous, I don’t care. If someone has done it before me, so can I. I’m a person that lives from lived life and adrenaline. I need it every day. Normal office hours are suicide for me, can’t do it. I love everything different, the more strange it is the more curious it gets and I just love arts as a visual person! sense I’m esthetic and over sensitive, I can strongly sense and feel others feelings and my own.
Maintaining my life by working as a social media marketer aka I am an influencer. My goal is to make myself even bigger brand and have an international career as a model, tv person, and a social media megastar.
What about the future
What’s happening in the near future.
I’m getting ready for my first ever Ultra Run, that will happen in September in Italy. I’m training for it in Africa for the next month, where my first high altitude training is Kilimanjaro. It will be one-week long trekking to the highest peak in Tanzania. Followed by a full marathon in Kenya. My first training competition was here in Utah, one of the toughest marathons in the world Bryce Canyon Race. After the marathon in Africa, I continue training around Europe and in September, I will settle down for a month.
Am I always on holiday
Obviously, these are not vacation trips or training holidays, these are well-planned work trips where photo shoot are organized beforehand for brands.
Every place I go has always a link to my work from social media campaign or marketing photos for brands so I’m never on a real holiday. Also, these running competitions are part of my brand and my persona. Otherwise, I would just train in a dark cellar and would never show off. These are real and expensive competitions and in these competitions, I always have sponsors or partners without them, it wouldn’t even be possible.
Rest of this year and beyond
After the Ultra Run in Italy, I’m heading to a super photo/ video shoot trekking in Nepal and yes, you guessed it, to Annapurna. This means that the end of the year is filled with sport and work. I do wait for every trip with passion and I can’t believe in my wildest dreams what kind of adventures I can participate.
Next year will be totally different. This year I have focused on different hikes, treks, climbs, and marathons so next year I want to do something different and really cool!!!! I will start pushing my Youtube show with a slightly different format. I will reveal this, there will be some road trips around the world.
What is my motivation
Like I mentioned Youtube and TV productions are my next big goals and I’m going to grow my Instagram account following too so a lot of effort is needed and I’m going to push and grind because I’m going to be successful with this.
I’m a person who wants to be brave, open, broad viewed and enthusiastic. I want to renew, again and again, stay interesting and surprising. I don’t want to just talk, I want to do and carry out every single idea that pops into my head.
Hope you enjoy the journey with me now and in the future. I promise to take you to the most wonderful places and adventures. I will inspire you to travel and see the world more. This is my purpose in life, to entertain.
Peace and Love!!