Marinka found her interest in fashion when she signed a modeling contract in 2003. That led her to start blogging about fashion and style from 2007 on and later filming make up videos. Fashion blogging is still part of her routine but now her blog and YouTube videos focus more on healthy lifestyle and her passion for yoga and skin care. She is now a video blogger and a influencer based in Helsinki, Finland.
She appeared as herself in a multimedia talkshow SportGirl2016 in which she is promoted her passion for yoga and healthier lifestyle. The show was broadcasted during Fall 2015. During the show her first self designed 10-week training program “Yoga x Gym” was open for all the viewers of the show inside an app ‘MunTreenari’ (My trainer). The training program was an instant success with over 500 participants.
Marinka was a featured blogger during 2015 under the blogging platform of a popular Finnish women’s magazine MeNaiset with almost half a million visitors monthly. Prior to that Marinka blogged for another Finnish blogging portal FitFashion for one year during 2014. Marinka’s desire to blog globally and more freely about lifestyle and her interests she decided to create marinkaessel.com in 2015 to have an easy access for anyone to connect with her and the media she publishes.
Marinka has a bachelor’s degree on radiography and radiotherapy from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences which has helped her get a more profound image of the human anatomy and the medical world and connecting with people from very different backgrounds. This has helped her on her yoga journey. However her dreams are in acting, modeling and business. So who knows what’s up next.