Irena Ponaroshku (her real name is Irina Filippova) is a Russian TV presenter and VJ on MTV Russia channel.
Irena was born on October 14, 1982 in Moscow.
She writes a weekly column for OK! magazine, The Week with Irena Ponaroshku (Nedelya s Irena Ponaroshku). Her photos appeared in the men’s Maxim magazine.
At the age of 16 Irena became a participant of the TV program 12 Zlobnih Zritelei (12 Angry Viewers) on MTV-Russia channel. After this she worked as a producer’s assistant.
Before becoming the regular host of Russian Top 10, she appeared in the programs Fooling Around (Durakavalyaniye), Night Flirt (Nochnоy Flirt), The Total Show, and Combined Chart (Svodny Chart), Clinica Ponaroshku (Ponaroshku’s Clinic), at the same time she was hosting Utro na TNT (Morning at TNT) and Zvezda On-line (Star On-line) at Zvezda channel.
She studied economics at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow.
She was the backstage reporter of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.
Irena is a presenter of the TV program Ponaroshku Crazy News.
Her biography on the MTV web site formerly told a story of the daughter of a bass player from the Polish group Chervony Gitary, Yanyk Ponaroshku, whose family fled Poland for the Soviet Union in 1989 following the rise of the Solidarity movement. But Irena stated in interviews that she was born in Moscow, and her real name is Irina Filippova.
Irena is a vegetarian.
In December 2010, Ponaroshku married Russian DJ List (Alexander Glukhov). Irena gave birth to a son on March 31, 2011. The boy was named Seraphim.