Here’s the actual headline: “This Gorgeous Model Is A Finance Wiz Who Turned Down A Job At JP Morgan!“
This headline was in one of our nation’s leading business news dailies yesterday (Friday), and it says all you need to know about the arrogance of Wall Street bankers. It might as well have said: This Dopey Broad Turned Down A Job At JP Morgan. Can you imagine That?
Swiss model Xenia Tchoumitcheva, who interned at JPMorgan London offices last summer, stopped by (this news daily) to talk about her experience working in finance and to fill them in on why she could possibly turn down such an offer. I mean, she was just an intern and the amazing house of Morgan was ready to make her a Wall Street Master of the Universe.
“I have to say it was a very positive experience for me — better than any other industry in the world — I would say, or whatever else I tried — because there was a huge respect for my skills and what I was able to do …”.
Despite receiving an employment offer from JPMorgan, Xenia decided to pursue her own business interests. Since her internship, the 2006 Miss Switzerland pageant first runner-up (at 17) has been hosting beauty contests and last month she started hosting her own business TV show in Italy called “L’Italia Che Funziona.” (Italy That Works.) She graduated college in 2010 after having achieved a 3-year Bachelor Degree in economics. She speaks five languages (Italian, Russian, German, French and English). Six, if you include economics, having interned in 2011 at Merrill Lynch.
Good for you, Xenia … good for you!