This may come as a bit of a surprise, but I haven’t always been “The Rouge”. Once upon a time I went by the name of Michelle Bossano. In those days I was a student at Oxford Brookes University, where I graduated in Languages and Business Studies. After university I decided to stay in Oxford for a while and one of my jobs was with a marketing company, where I was responsible for product placement in shops and supermarkets. I ended up living in the U.K. for best part of eleven years.
Eventually, I decided the time had come to return home to Gibraltar, so I packed all my worldly possessions and drove all the way down to The Rock in two days!!! And I did it with just the car stereo for company.
Once in Gib, I found myself a job where I reacquainted myself with long-time friend – a certain Ricky Rugeroni, who is now my husband and father of my two lovely children: Carla & Mikey.
When Carla was born, I decided to become a full-time mum. However, a couple of years ago I joined Radio Gibraltar, and have since been mainly presenting my show on Sunday Mornings, as well as providing cover for my colleagues on other programmes.
Now, if you’ve been paying attention, you will have worked out that my married name is Michelle Rugeroni, a.k.a. “The Rouge”.