At the tender age of four, my mum got a call from a family friend needing a fill in on a Granny davis bread ad. All I had to do was eat party food and have fun – seemed like a great career. Growing up with two brothers means you learn to eat quickly so of course the ad froze with me reaching for more food!
I didn’t work again for 15 years, meaning I had a had a very normal childhood of playing cricket in the street, monopoly marathons and skateboarding. After school I studied Commerce/Arts whilst modelling to pay the bills (such a cliche but true) . When I was 19, I totally ballsed my first audition at channel 9 but knew that I was too young to handle the attention that came with working on tv. Back to uni for me!
I finished my final exam on a Tuesday and began work on Foxtel the next day. Lets just say that I’ve never again turned up to work hungover. The 12 hour days are too punishing when you need to think fast. Later that year, I was poached by Channel 9. That was 17 years ago. In that time I’ve worked on Getaway, Nine News, TODAY show, Mornings, Logies red carpet, National IQ test, Hey Hey it’s Saturday, Things to try before you die, Temptation, Carols by Candlelight and breakfast and drive radio on Nova and Mix. In that time I’ve also got married, had two kids and moved house five times. Like you, life’s busy!
After nearly two decades working in media, I’ve hosted many corporate functions for clients including Toyota, Myer, IGA, Sydney Motor Show, Spring Fashion Week opening, Melbourne Fashion Festival opening, L’Oreal, Gold Coast Titans fundraiser, Shanghai International modelling contest, many World Vision fundraisers, Australian Open, Rugby World Cup, Property Council awards, Worksafe and many others.
We’re delighted to have been able to secure Livinia to host the night. Not only is she, without question, one of the States most popular media personalities, she has the grace and charm to host a glamorous evening with aplomb.
Trevor Hone, PICA Chairman.
Yikes, that puts the pressure on!
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