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Megan Gale

Megan Gale

Megan Gale (born August 7, 1975) is an Australian supermodel and actress.

Career

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Gale is of half-British, half-Polynesian heritage and is the youngest of three children, one of them being an older brother.

Megan Gale has been described in an article as "Italy's hottest star since Sophia Loren" whilst Roselyn Della Sabina (a singer songwriter) was named next after Megan Gale.

Modelling

At 24, while studying at university, she won a modeling competition and was cast by Australian casting director Toni Higginbotham, to appear in a series of advertisements for the Italian telecommunications commercials, Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy); she appeared in the company's advertising from 1999 until nowadays. She was also retained by the Australian Tourist Commission in 2003 as 'their face of Australia in Italy'.

Gale has modeled for Italian fashion houses such as Genny and favors many Australian designers, such as Akira Isogawa, Sass & Bide, and Alex Perry. Recently she was the fashion commentator for the Australian television awards, the Logies. She was the face of the upmarket Australian department store David Jones. Gale's appearances on the catwalk in the famous annual fashion parades are extremely popular and she has helped to raise David Jones's profile to the younger market and trendy fashion designers.

In January 2008, Gale announced her retirement from catwalk modeling after 15 years and strutted down the catwalk for the last time just weeks later at a David Jones winter collection launch in Sydney. She has since been replaced by Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr.

Acting

Megan Gale also tried her hand at acting and appeared in the movies Vacanze di Natale and Stregata Dalla Luna. She also won a cameo part in the 2005 movie Stealth where she played a role as Dr. Orbit's secretary. In January 2008, it was announced that she had been offered the part of Wonder Woman in the upcoming George Miller movie version of Justice League of America.

Television

In 2005, Gale became a guest reporter for Nine Network travel show Getaway from October 2005 to June 2006.

She also worked with Mike Munro as co-host of the Australian documentary TV show What a Year, which first aired on the Nine Network on October 2, 2006, and was made up of nine episodes. In 2007, they were replaced by Bert Newton and Julia Zemiro and the show has since been axed.

Current reports suggest that Gale will take over hosting duties of the smash-hit television series, Australia's Next Top Model in 2009. This will be its fifth cycle.

Gale also became the National Ambassador for Kids Help Line in February 2005.

Personal life

Gale was previously in a four year relationship with Italian model and singer Marzio Canevarolo. She also briefly dated 33-year-old Australian model Josh Clapp. She is now in a relationship with Andy Lee, the latter half of comedy duo Hamish and Andy.

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