Those interested in online discount fashion stores will be interested to hear that the model and actress Megan Gale has been given a top TV job for Foxtel.
The online discount fashion stores will be delighted to learn that Ms Gale has won the coveted role of front woman for Project Runway Australia; her first major fashion TV role.
It was reported in the media that the plum job as anchor for Project Runway Australia will go some way to make up for the breakdown of her relationship with comic Andy Lee. The pair had been together for over four years.
Ms Gale replaces Project Runway’s former host, Kristy Hinze, who is said to be returning to University and settling down with husband Kim Clark.
After spell as a top model, Ms Gale scaled down her activities on the catwalk to pursue a career in acting and her new bosses hope she will raise the viewing figures for the ever popular franchise.
There’s also been a change in the show’s judging panel, with rumours that designer Jayson Brunsdon – who’s closely aligned with Myer – is likely to be left out in favour of Alex Perry. It’s also expected that he will still be in place on Australia’s Next Top Model which is shortly to start production again.
Ms Gale was born in Perth in 1975 and is part Maori, and started professional modelling when she was 18, coming first in regional competition. She then moved to Sydney and following a number of years as a model, won a part in a number of advertisements for Vodafone Italy (used to be called Omnitel) from around 1999 to 2006. The Italian connection continued when she was chosen by the Australian Tourist Commission to be their face in Italy in a 2003 campaign.
Her career as a model has included work for many Australian and indeed Italian designers. Names such as Sass & Bide, Colette Dinnigan and Gianfranco have all used her services as a model to show off their collections.
But she is perhaps best known as a the face of David Jones, the upmarket Australian department store. She began in 2001 and used a David Jones winter collection show in Sydney in 2008 to announce her retirement from modelling. She remains a David Jones Brand Ambassador.
She has also appeared in a number of mostly Italian movies, including Stregata Dalla Luna, Bodyguards, Vacanze di Natale and Guardie del Corpo.
Whether she focuses on her new television career, or uses it a stepping stone remains to be seen, but online discount fashion stores aficionados will undoubtedly keep an eye on her future career in the media. But one thing is for certain, the name of Megan Gale will remain up there for some years to come.