I’m pretty much a country girl at heart as I was born in a small country town called Mirboo North in Victoria Australia. As a kid I loved riding my motor bike and collecting all sorts of animals to play with. Snails being my favorite catch. Sometimes I would line the little guys up on my belly and let them have a race. I know strange child. I definitely loved to be surrounded by animals all the time and it seems to be something that I have carried on into my adult life. If you are ever around Central in Hong Kong you will most probably catch me walking my huge rescue dog Roxy around the streets while people run in fear.
I lived a pretty complicated childhood moving around Australia with my Dad before we settled on the Gold Coast, with my Mum. This is where I went to one high school ( I went to 6 primary schools) Living on the Gold Coast as a teenager was amazing. Surfing as a school sport, sunshine, the beach, amazing food, it was pretty much heaven. My mum is kind of a hippy so we were always trying all kinds of alternate eating ideas. Raw food one minute, juices and strange tasting supplements the next. All very strange to a teenager girl. Definitely took me some time to realize the hippies were on to something.
When I was growing up what I wanted to do when I left school was always changing. One minute I wanted to be a child psychiatrist, then an actress, a vet, own my own vegetarian cafe the list goes on. One thing I didn’t want to be was a model. My Nanna always wanted me to be a model but I was never interested. Even if I had wanted to be (which I didn’t) modeling, hosting and acting never really seemed like a real job that a little farm girl could get. With no complaints I fell into modeling (Nana would be so proud) I have travelled the world with both modeling and hosting and I’m still having an absolute blast doing so. Seems very surreal, and it is! Everyday I go to work I feel so lucky to be where I’ am, almost to a point I need to pinch myself sometimes. Ouch… I just did.
Something I have learnt thru my years that has stuck with me, I guess from all the influences in my life like my Nana, my hippy Mum, my Dad having cancer and my own heath issues and life in general is that you can have everything in your dreams but if you don’t have your health your pretty much screwed and if you don’t share your wealth and have a kind and empathetic heart karma will bite you in the ass! This is why I dreamed up Genie.