"I was born melancholically philosophical."
Full name: Aiste Smilgeviciute
DOB: October 29, 1977
Place of birth: Plunge, Lithuania
Aiste Smilgeviciute facts
She’s in a band called Skyle. They rock.
She was Lithuania’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, and she sung a modern folk song. They came 20th, with 13 points.
She has a Philosophy degree from Vilnius University.
She shares a birthday with Bones actor Brendan Fehr.
Why we love Aiste Smilgeviciute
FIRST APPEARED IN FHM LITHUANIA
So tell us, how did you find yourself in TV?
God… I expected anything but this! Not again. How did you manage to come up with such a question?
It’s gift. It’s called wit. If you've heard this question before, we bet you someone has stolen it from us. So, enlighten us about your thorny road to TV screen?
Well, I went, went and lo, there it was. And you are absolutely right about the thorny aspect – it was barbed, prickly and even coniferous.
But you were assisted by the shining light at the end of the tunnel – your undying desire to get into TV?
I would not call it undying, but I can admit that I had some plans for similar job. However, I knew if I would ever land such a prize, it will be only according to my own rules. I would never sacrifice my own principles.
What? You mean this overrated Decalogue that Moses stumbled upon on Mount Sinai?
Honest, I would not be even able to recite all ten commandments. Even more so, since most of them are absolutely irrelevant to my TV career. It was more important that I would stay true to eleventh commandment: “thou shalt not seek your career by bedding a man”.
Any intent? What about really noble and worthy of celestial approval intent, like conquering the heart of a certain shy, demure but devilishly attractive FHM interviewer? Isn’t bedding him the straightest road towards such intent?
Conquer? [laughs]. You know, I can’t recall when the last time I thought about conquering a heart was. I'm only 21 but find it hard already to wink or make eye contact.
God, you are aging fast. What about other universally approved moral principles? For instance, we men, have a very high opinion about women who don't lie.
That depends upon a lie. Sometimes you say something without thinking. But I completely fail to understand people who lie to themselves. That’s where major problems start. I doubt, though, that lying is such a feminine thing… I guess that gossiping is. Plotting and intriguing – even more.
Please, don’t say that you never sat with your girlfriends and said: "Just look, how awful she looks… Check out her medieval makeup"...
No, the strongest thing I am able to say is that this girl did not adjust her dress to her body type. Or that she has no taste. Or… Well, sometimes there is very little you can add when you fail to notice a person behind the screen of loud and expensive labels.
Then it must have been difficult for you to grow up in Kaunas. Versace boulevard, Dolce and Gabbana drive, Ferre avenue...
It was fine until I was a kid. Then I realised that either Kaunas is a problem, or I am the problem. Since the latter problem is easier to solve, I moved to Vilnius. Still, I can solemnly proclaim that it is more important who you live with, not where you live.
You mean, with a guy?
Why necessarily with a guy?
You mean... you live with a girl?
[laughs] It could be a nice company.
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