Marichka Padalko (born February 26, 1976) is a prominent Ukrainian journalist, television personality, and athlete hailing from Kyiv. With over two decades of dedicated service, she has been a steadfast news anchor for 1+1 news. Beyond her professional achievements, she has garnered attention as an Instagram influencer and is celebrated for her advocacy of feminist ideals.
1+1 News is a Ukrainian news outlet broadcasting in the native language, and it is under the sole ownership of the 1+1 Media Group. The channel’s headquarters are situated in Kyiv, Ukraine, and it has been in operation since 1995. The leadership of 1+1 News is overseen by Alexander Rodnyansky.
Padalko has been making headlines in Ukraine since July 17th, receiving praise for her unwavering dedication and unwavering professionalism. She continued her broadcast even when her tooth fell out while she was on the air.
Marichka was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, SSR, during the era of the Soviet Union. She recalls that one of her most challenging childhood experiences was getting a haircut. She completed her undergraduate studies at Kyiv National Linguistic University in Ukraine.
While details about her parents remain limited, it is evident that she shared a deep bond with her grandmother, Umanec Tamara Dmitrivna. Sadly, her beloved grandmother passed away at the age of 95 on February 14, 2020, as she posted a photo in her memory on her Facebook timeline. Her grandfather, Umancu Vasilu Andrijovicu, had preceded her grandmother in death.
Her grandfather dedicated his entire life to music, and she posted a picture of herself with her grandparents from when she was three years old on her Instagram page.
She is wed to Yehor Viktorovych Soboliev, a politician who leads the political party called Self Reliance. He is one year younger than his wife, being born on February 26, 1977. It’s quite a coincidence that they share the same birthday.
- Full Name: Marichka Volodymyrivna Padalko.
- Nickname: Marichka.
- Profession: News Anchor and Journalist.
- Birthday: 26 February 1976.
- Age: 44 years (as of 2020).
- Ethnicity: Ukrainian.
- Religion: Orthodox Christian.
- Gender: Female.
- Sexuality: Straight.
- Horoscope: Pisces.
- Hobbies: Swimming, Cooking, Sports, Reading Books, and Traveling.
- Food Habits: Non-Vegan.
- Mother: Homemaker.
- Father: Businessman.
- Sister: Will update.
- Brother: Name not available.
- Grandmother: Umanec Tamara Dmitrivna.
- Grandfather: Umancu Vasilu Andrijovicu.
- Eye color: Dark Brown.
- Hair color: Brunette.
- Hair Type: Straight.
- Body Type: Hourglass.
- Feet & Inches: 5′ 7″
- Centimeters: 170 cm.
- Meters: 1.7 m.
- Kilograms: 62 kg.
- Pounds: 134 lbs.
- Highest Qualification: Graduate.
- Alma maters: Kyiv National Linguistic University and Florida State University.
- School: Public School in Kyiv, Ukraine.
- Contact: Email: [email protected]
Marichka is married to Yehor Viktorovych Soboliev, a politician who leads the Self Reliance political party. She is one year older than her husband. Marichka had a previous relationship before marrying Yehor, but there is limited information available about it.
She is the mother of three children: two girls and one boy. Her eldest daughter, who is 13 years old, has a passion for dogs and dance. Her son, who is 11 years old, is enthusiastic about outdoor games. The youngest daughter is 9 years old and enjoys spending time with her mother, especially when Marichka is cooking.
- Marital Status: Married.
- Past Affair(s): Names are not available.
- Boyfriend: None.
- Husband/Spouse: Yehor Viktorovych Soboliev.
- Daughter: Kateryna Soboliev and Mariya Soboliev.
- Son: Mykhailo Soboliev.
Marichka, a news anchor with two decades of experience, has been fortunate in her career. On July 17, 2020, an extraordinary incident occurred while she was live on air: one of her teeth unexpectedly fell out. Remarkably, she didn’t miss a beat in delivering the news, demonstrating her profound passion and unwavering dedication to her profession.
Her friend Nata Goncharova sent her a text, describing how someone reacted as if they were losing their teeth daily. She believed that nobody had initially noticed this incident, as TSN had deliberately refrained from posting it on their YouTube channel. However, a blogger named Elulka shared this episode on her profile, causing it to go viral on social media.
She graced the cover of the March 2018 edition of the fitness magazine “Dietika” as one of the most physically fit journalists. In 2019, she earned the prestigious title of “Best Athlete” and became the youngest European champion in the history of water jumping.
Marichka, a news anchor, boasts a substantial income. In 2019, her net worth ranged from $50,000 to $2 million, and in 2020, it increased to $100,000 to $5 million. Her sources of income encompass news anchoring and several brand endorsements, such as Nivea. Although it’s known that she resides in a cottage, it remains unverified whether she is the owner of the property.
- Net worth: $500,000 – $2 Million US Dollars, as of 2020.
- Income source: News anchoring and Brand Endorsements on Instagram.
- House: Lavish cottage in Ukraine.
- Cars collection: Audi, Ford Fiesta, and KIA Sportage.
Other Information about Marichka Padalko
- Padalko has been part of many marathons and runs and even won medals for that.
- Marichka always wanted to take part in dance competitions which were not possible as she was pregnant during that time period.
- Marichka is a reader and a translator to her translation work includes DON’T BELIEVE IN IT which is a translation from Ukrainian to English.
- In 2016 Marichka has taken a part in Kyiv half Marathon 2016 and ran up to 21 kilometers in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Furthermore, in the same year, Padalko has participated in another marathon Poltava half Marathon of 21 kilometers in 2 hours 5 minutes and 26 seconds.
- In 2017 Padalko participated in Kyiv Marathon 2017 of 41 kilometers in 4 hours 12 minutes and 3 seconds.
- Marichka as an active swimmer participated in Nation swim of 1000 meters in Bosphorus in 2018.
- The same year, Padalko participated in the AQUAMEN swimming competition which was about 3800 meters four times more than the nation swim.
- In 2018, Marichka also addressed the Parliament of Ukraine about the children combating cyberbullying.
- In 2019, she along with her husband participated in Tetriga Marathon in Riga which was about 21 kilometers long.
- Marichka Padalko lives a quite healthy lifestyle and diet her diet includes Asparagus, Funduk Kernels blueberries as a new addition to her dietary chart.
- She consumes a lot of baked stuff which is baked by her and is healthy. Her workout usually takes place in a Gym club names Podolskiy which is cleared from her post on Instagram dated 1 June.
- The journalist maintains her skin with NIVEA HYALURON CELLULAR FILLER. Her clothes are from brands Vivalon Coat, Papaya store, Bant Fashion, and Keybeauty.