Saturday, September 8, 2012
Fronting The Media
Today I was taken over to the ABC's studios which are located in a HUGE massive building the size of two football fields. This is the same building that housed all the media from around the world for the Olympics. I was escorted by the Australian Media staff to do a live stint on ABC2's evening show. The panel is hosted by Stephanie Brantz (known as the walking sports encyclopedia) with her side kicks being comedians Lawrence Mooney, Sam Pang and Adam Zwar.
I was taken through enormous security (actually there is enormous security everywhere) to makeup. For those who know me I don't wear a lot of makeup but it is always nice to have a professional pamper you with makeup and hair.
Towards the end Stephanie told me to look straight down at the camera and send a message to Russ. She could have warned me as it took me off guard and my brain ran at 1000miles an hour to think of what to say. In the end I just waved, said "hi honey, I'm heading out to get one more tomorrow", then gave him the thumbs up. Sounds kind of dorky right? Well it was!
When I left the studio and grabbed my stuff, my mobile went nuts with text messages and the first one was from Russ, telling me that I had made him cry! And I thought I was dorky!
It was a lot of fun and my first dealings with the media as a Gold Medallist!