He shone as a vedette, for a pifie he was called “Miguel” and now he is dating his love from the neighborhood: the thousand lives of Naanim Timoyko

“Minguito told me The ponjaBrown The Japanese. My fantasy name is actually Nannine, but when I debuted at Maipo, Naanim was on the billboard and it stayed that way forever, although when I was born for a few days my name was Miguel, incredible, now I’ll tell you,” he details. naanim hairstyle -last name of her grandfather of Austrian origin-, dancer, actress and vedette of those who were familiar with the greats of the show that marked history.

Already at the beginning of the conversation with THE NATION raises an intrigue that was not known about his exciting life. How is it that he came to be called Miguel? She clarifies it between laughs: “The story goes from the beginning. Nannine is a French name. My grandmother gave it to me because she is the character of Margarita Gautier’s housekeeper in The Lady of the Camellias. She loved that name, but at the time they didn’t accept it.”

Naanim was sought after by the magazines of the time for her success as a vedette along with other figures such as Olmedo, Porcel or Tato Bores.

Complications kept happening until everything turned out with an unusual ending: “My mother wanted me to wear Rosa del Carmen, Rosa for the storm since I was born on August 28, and Carmen for my grandmother. My dad went to write me down, but he didn’t like Rosa and so he decided: it would be María as my paternal grandmother and Carmen as my maternal. But in family they would call me nannine. Between so many comings and goings, the employee who registered, already exhausted, asked Dad: ‘Name?’ He thought they were consulting his, he replied: ‘Miguel Timoyko’ and left. When my mom goes to look at the document, she reads Michael and I couldn’t believe it. They didn’t want to change it for me, they only allowed me to add an a so that it could be Michael. My mother didn’t want to know anything. She finally managed to get it erased with rubber, she was noticeable, the space was left blank and below it appeared the clarification that said I was María del Carmen. My dad hadn’t even noticed. That’s why I say that for a few days, until it was resolved, my name was Miguel, LOL

Naanim explains that the first artistic photo was taken with his uncle, when he was four years old: “I used to do figure skating with the public. It was like a story, a leading role, and everything that happened was my dream. I remember it like it was yesterday. My roller skates weighed me down. I was not afraid of spectators, I loved to dance. Then, at five, I went to see the end-of-year party at the school where I was going to go, I saw a girl dancing Spanish dances and I am dazzled. I told my mom I wanted to do that. She found a teacher in Monte Grande where we lived and I was her first student. I could say that they were my beginnings as an artist, ”she assures.

When did you start working on your passion? In adolescence. “At that time, clubs were in fashion. She was 15 years old and we formed a group called Youth and Folklore… and we were doing very well. The Municipality of Lomas de Zamora hired us, I felt like Pantoja. She studied classical dances. My mom prepared my clothes. Dad liked it. I lived for that”, he recalls happily.

Live on stage: Naanim, along with his uncle, on skates and about to delight the audience
Live on stage: Naanim, along with his uncle, on skates and about to delight the audience

She says that her peak moment came after many artistic dance classes and that she is proud to have shared the stage with great women of the show: “I worked with Ethel Rojo, Violeta Montenegro, Moria Casan, Zulma Faiad, Norma and Mimí Pons, Estela Raval. With Mimi I did Extinguished not so long ago, also with the giant by José María Muscari. There I met up with other goddesses like Beatriz Salomón, whom I loved so much and I can’t believe how it went”, he gets excited.

Olmedo, with his piluso hat, Naanim with his attractive expression: his work won an Estrella de Mar
Olmedo, with his piluso hat, Naanim with his attractive expression: his work won an Estrella de Mar

“I also met José Marrone who saw me at the Nacional and took me to the TV to do Currents and Marrone; They were Juanita Martínez, Moria and Norma Sebré. With Olmedo, Porcel, Sapag, Verdaguer and Calabró I worked a lot in theater. There were also Pinti, Perciavale, Tato… I did ten seasons in a row at Maipo. I entered as a figurine and ended up as first showgirlreplacing Thelma Stefani, Ethel Rojo, Violeta Montenegro and KatIa Iaros. I went on tour to Spain to the Calderón de la Barca theater to do a magazine, I came back and did TV with Verdaguer and then I started in La Tuerca, all at sheer vertigo. The season in Mar del Plata in the summer was another challenge in my career. I arrived hand in hand with Olmedo and Porcel to do The Guapos are back And we won the Starfish!”, he tells, like a resume, about all the heavyweights who accompanied the scene.

Naanim, in pure brilliance: with Tato Bores in full action, in his time as a star
Naanim, in pure brilliance: with Tato Bores in full action, in his time as a star

Then the experience with the show came to his artistic life Argentine Tango in Paris: “It was amazing, with Roberto Goyeneche, Raúl Lavié, Elba Verón, the Sexteto Mayor, Horacio Salgán, Juan Carlos Copes and María Nierves, Nélida and Nelson, Mayoral and Elsa María. We used to go to the Chatelet theater in Paris, like the Colón here. Then we acted in the cities of Grenoble and Lyon, and we went to Italy. Months later we were in Canada, San Antonio in the United States and the City Center in New York, we ended up touring the whole country”.

Naanim with a great Argentine humor: Juan Carlos Calabró
Naanim with a great Argentine humor: Juan Carlos Calabró

Until the opportunity came to visit Oriente, but she already had her children, Rosa María (30) and Juan Bautista (25): “In addition to Juan (Alberto Mateyko, her husband at the time, their father and one of their great loves), much happiness did not give him all this. It wasn’t that I had someone by my side who pushed me and said ‘Dale’. I remember him saying to me: ‘And the boys, and the house? How are you going to go?’. I wasn’t thinking of leaving them anyway because I really enjoyed being a mom. Today Rosita has a degree in Communication and he wants to be an airplane pilot, he is studying. I tell him to hurry up because I want him to take me everywhere for free.”, he jokes.

Mateyko and Naanim: together they had two children, who are now adults and professionals
Mateyko and Naanim: together they had two children, who are now adults and professionals

His artistic actuality is found with his programto Tango Mode in Zonic Radio: “I have been doing it for four years with all the news and my great friends who are tango dancers and know a lot locally and internationally: Silvia Rojas and Nélida Rodríguez. We go on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. I also have my little heart in it Run Run of the Show. I burst out laughing on Crónica TV with Fer Piaggio and Lío Pecoraro, two divine human beings and professionals. And Raúl Martorel, whom I have known for decades. They are so beautiful as people, a love, I love them so much. I have a lot of fun”.

Air!  Naanim Timoyko at the head of his Radio Zónica program, which he has had for four years
Air! Naanim Timoyko at the head of his Radio Zónica program, which he has had for four years Ignatius Sanchez

Another curious situation in his life happened to him with love. Naanim relates it naturally: “I’ve been in a relationship for eight years but we each live in our own house. Me with my son and him alone. He is in San Fernando, I am in Palermo. His name is daniel second and is a physicist by profession. I’ve known him since we were 16 when we were dating, LOL. He still lived in Monte Grande, we hung out together and we met near Constitución to see each other. He took three trains to be able to meet us. We had met in Córdoba in a summer. Time passed, I forgot. One day they call my house, my daughter answers and Daniel tells her: ‘Tell your mother that I’m Daniel from San Fernando.’ I immediately realized who he was, we saw each other the following week”. love was born. Or reborn…

Naanim Timoyko, with the usual drive: she does radio, TV and accelerates in love... with her first boyfriend of 16 years!
Naanim Timoyko, with the usual drive: she does radio, TV and accelerates in love… with her first boyfriend of 16 years! Ignatius Sanchez

The intrigue for her was knowing who she would meet after so many years: “In those days he was an Argentine judo champion, tall, skinny, black hair. He had been looking for me before on Facebook, but since I don’t accept friendships if I don’t know the person, I didn’t answer. He told me that later he read that he had made me sick and since he did not answer him he believed that he had died”.

Naanim, along with her boyfriend - whom she has known since she was 16 years old - and her two children, from her relationship with Mateyko
Naanim, along with her boyfriend – whom she has known since she was 16 years old – and her two children, from her relationship with Mateyko

-Did love resurface immediately or did you make it wait?

-It is that I felt as if I had been with him all this time, as if I had never stopped seeing him. And the truth is that life itself happened to us. He has three children, he is separated for a long time.

-Did you find an image similar to the one from then or not?

-Yes, gray-haired nothing more. He is a little chubbier because he was an asparagus then, but he was always strong because he did a lot of sports. That day coffee was combined with dinner, the following week we met again and that’s how we started. Love surprised me again, I can’t complain…

Naanim Timoyko has fun: time passes and his desire to do things remains intact
Naanim Timoyko has fun: time passes and his desire to do things remains intact Ignatius Sanchez

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