13 February 2009

Megan Gale, b 1975, Australia

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  1. Gale is of half-British, half-Polynesian heritage.

    Megan Gale has been described in an article as "Italy's hottest star since Sophia Loren".

    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.

    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 She has since been replaced by Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr.

    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 before the project was permanently shelved.

    Reports suggested that Gale would take over hosting duties of the television series, Australia's Next Top Model in 2009. However the position has since been filled by Sara Murdoch.

    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.