AMRA DŽEKO "A better versión of myself since I became a mother"
In addition to having had a very successful career as an international model and actress, Amra also dedicates herself to the wonderful role of mother of 4, wife of Bosnian Edin Džeko and, business woman with OREA not to mention all her hard work with charitable foundations. NFF had the opportunity to chat with Amra and learn a little more about her busy life and some of her beauty tips!
The average mom struggles to balance taking care of their children, working, keeping their household running, and finding time for themselves.
How do you feel about being a parent in the public eye?
Being famous also means being in the spotlight in every situation and at any time. For that reason, celebrities are constantly being judged and criticized as parents.
It also means (in most cases) being able to afford great education and being able to offer more opportunities in life for your kids.
Any advice for parents of large families?
Good organization is everything!
How do you think being a mother has changed your point of view?
Becoming a parent is definitely a life changing experience.
Your priorities change. The amount of responsibility rises to levels you never knew it could… and you suddenly understand unconditional love.
I have definitely become a better version of myself since I became a mother.
What is a day like in the DzeKo family?
I wake up at 6:45am, make and drink my coffee, prepare mentally, start waking the kids up (all that in 5 minutes), take them to school, and go to the gym. I take the baby for a walk outside (if I’m not working). I then wait for my husband to come home after his mandatory team lunch with the club. We usually pick Una and Dani up from school together and always try to do something fun with them… movie theater, play in the park, or meet with friends.
Most of the time I cook dinner and we all eat together at home
What is your favorite part of being a mother and the hardest?
Pure and unconditional love, is the best part of it all!
Watching them grow, learn new things every day, and watching them explore and discover the world. Their laughter!!! I can’t get enough of that most beautiful feeling of seeing my kids healthy and happy.
The hardest part of being a mother is being tough on myself, always questioning if I am doing everything the right way, can I do better …..tons of doubts.
Sleepless nights are in there too.
How do you think the role of the father in the home should be? And what do you appreciate most about the work your husband Edin Dzeko does as a father?
The role of a father is very important in a child’s life. Spending time with them, providing a feeling of security and a safe home, explaining good from bad, establishing some boundaries… and creating an amazing team with their mom.
What I appreciate most in our life, with the restricted time that we have together as a family, is that it’s all about quality. I have the full support of my husband even when he is away, he is present at all times and always there when we need him.
In addition to your home and childcare obligations, you also have a very successful modelling career and do a lot of philanthropic work. How do you teach your kids about your job? What do you love most about what you do? Do you have any advice for people who want to be part of a philanthropic organization?
The best way to teach your kids anything is by example really.
I’ve witnessed that fully with my oldest one, Sofia, who has always been involved in a few humanitarian activities with her school, and on some occasions on her own initiative.
Being able to do philanthropic work, to help others in need helps me a lot too. It helps me stay strong and grounded, appreciating everything I have (good physical and mental health are the biggest treasures we have), and appreciating the loved ones being by my side.
It is our duty to help in any way we can, and there is always a way. Even if you think that what you have to offer is little, it is not. Your little can be huge for somebody, never forget that.
If you wrote a book about your career, how would you title it? Why?
Life- my biggest passion.
Why? Because I truly love life and always try to find the positive in any situation, no matter what. Because when you realize how powerful your heart and mind are and remember to laugh- you will have the world!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Sensitive, stubborn, control-freak
Do you have any beauty routine that you can recommend?
Laughing, eating well, exercising, drinking lots of water, washing your face thoroughly and hydrating it.. and a positive mind
Any wellness council which you swear by?
In addition to everything I said above, I really like to read good inspirational books that help me balance things in my life.
Photo: Kei Moreno