Murdoch to head up Foxtel's Australia's
Next Top Model - announced October 2008
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Murdoch (born Sarah O'Hare on May 31, 1972), was born
in London, England, and grew up in Sydney, Australia.
She went to school at The McDonald College, a performing
arts school in Sydney, where she studied ballet. After
being told by the ballet master, Allan Cross, that
she was too fat and would never make it as a ballerina,
she changed direction. She had apparently not realized
her beauty until this point in her life.
longer needing to aspire to the conservative role
for ballet she cut her hair very short and pierced
her ears. People now saw her as stunning and her modeling
succeeded Eva Herzigova as the Wonderbra model, appearing
in its international ad campaign.
has also appeared in ads for Revlon and Ralph Lauren,
as well as the 1999 and 2003 Sports
Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
1999, she married Lachlan
Murdoch, son of Australian media mogul Rupert
Murdoch. The couple live in Sydney, Australia
and have two sons, Kalan, born in 2004, and Aidan,
born on May 6, 2006.
Murdoch is heavily engaged in assisting not-for-profit
arts and charitable bodies, where her name and connections
add gravitas and fund-raising capacity.
was appointed International Ambassador of The Australian
Ballet in 2004 and became a director of the ballet
in February 2006.
is also Ambassador of the Murdoch Children's Research
Institute (appointed in 2000) and a member of its
Murdoch is Patron of Australia's National Breast Cancer
Foundation and addressed Australia's National Press
Club about the activities of the Foundation on 4 October
2006. The address was televised Australia-wide by
the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
is Patron of The McDonald Foundation. (Credit:
Murdoch to head up Australia's Next Top Model
- announced October 2008
turns to a Murdoch to boost ratings, by Julietta Jameson
- 12th November 2006
It's the toughest race in show business, but Sarah
Murdoch said she was excited to be taking the baton
from Jessica Rowe and running the next leg of Channel
Nine's Today's race against the timeslot leader Channel
Seven's Sunrise in the morning TV steeplechase.
34-year-old Bonds girl and daughter-in-law of Rupert
Murdoch will take over as Today co-host on December
9 when Rowe vacates the chair for six months' maternity
is only scheduled to do the first month, with the
permanent partner to Karl Stefanovic yet to be announced.
model wife of media identity Lachlan Murdoch, charity
spokeswoman and mother of two small children is a
newsmaker herself and has moved in high-powered circles.
"I have this remarkable opportunity to meet and
talk to some of those fascinating people who make
the news," she said of her Today job.
said she had always loved live TV. "When I've
had the opportunity to do it, I've felt very comfortable.
It's an exhilarating business," she said.
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