In this engaging and revealing video, Georgie Gardner shares her thoughts on beauty and ageing in a visual medium and how she aims to age authentically and set a positive example for her children.
Georgie starts by explaining the “gift” a producer gave her after allowing her to interview superstar band U2 and how an offhand comment she made after seeing her appearance in the raw footage ended up influencing her self-worth as a journalist.
“I wasn’t employed for my looks, I was employed for other attributes,” said Georgie.
“I’m not silly. Of course it’s an aesthetic medium, and of course, the way you present plays a role,” said Georgie. “But it’s one part of who I am,” she said.
It is this belief, that looks are only one part of who people are, that she is determined to instil in her children, Bronte and Angus.
“I’m really determined to just go down that part (of ageing gracefully),” she said.
“For now, at the age of 46, I’m pretty comfortable with where I’m at,” said Georgie.
Here more of Georgie’s thoughts on ageing in front of the cameras in the video above.
About Georgie Gardner
Georgie Gardner is a Perth-born journalist and Australian television personality.
The Channel Nine newsreader is well known for her time on national breakfast television with the Nine Network’s Today show.
Georgie started her career in television with Network 10 in 1997 after five years of radio news. She joined the Nine Network in July 2002 and was a Today Show presenter for seven years before stepping down to spend more time with her family.
Georgie is currently the weekend newsreader at Channel Nine.
In 2012 Georgie Gardner gave a revealing interview to Australian Women’s Weekly about her childhood and the turbulence her parents’ divorce created. She says as a result of her upbringing, cultivating close family relationships and protecting her children is a strong focus in her life.
Georgie Gardner’s interests include all things Italian, photography, tennis, golf and walking. She also supports several charities including The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, The Breast Cancer Foundation and Amnesty International.
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