Foxtel has today announced Australian supermodel and actress Megan Gale, will host the third season of the fashion reality series Project Runway Australia.
Gale replaces model Kristy Hinze, who hosted the first two seasons in 2008 and 2009 on the Arena channel. The programme will also shift to Foxtel's flagship channel FOX8 this year.
"We are thrilled to welcome Megan to Foxtel and very happy that she will helm a new exciting season of Project Runway Australia," said Brian Walsh, Foxtel's executive director of television.
"Megan’s extensive international fashion credentials and star status, along with her down-to-earth Australian sensibilities make her a perfect fit to take Project Runway Australia into a fresh new phase."
Gale is thought to have beaten a string of Australian personalities to score the role, including model Nicole Trufino, who impressed executives with her hosting style on Search For A Super Model in America.
The show is a return to television for Gale, who has previously appeared on the Nine Network's Getaway, What A Year, Bodyworks, and host of the Red Carpet Arrivals at TV Week Logie Awards.
"I am so excited to announce that I'll be hosting and working on Project Runway Australia, as I feel it is something that sits extremely well with what I do, having worked almost two decades in the fashion industry and now as a creative director and designer of my own label," Gale said.
"There's advice that I can give, but I think there will much more that I can learn about fashion via this show and add it to what I already know, which will be an incredibly positive thing."
During her time as a model, Gale has graced the covers and pages of international magazines, including Marie Claire, Australian and Italian Vogue, Black & White, In Style, Harper’s Bazaar, Madison Magazine, Men’s Style, and Australian and Italian GQ.
Gale continues to work on her own Isola collection of swimwear and resort wear, as well as being a store brand ambassador for David Jones, and national ambassador for the Australian Red Cross.
Final auditions for the top twelve designers takes place this week. The FremantleMedia Australia production will return to screens mid-year.
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