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Sarah Murdoch
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Biographical
Gender: Female
Born: May 31, 1972
Age: 49
Home: Croydon, South London
Occupation: Model, actress, presenter
Height: 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Friends and Family
Spouse: Lachlan Murdoch (M. 1999)​
Children: Kalan Alexander (Son)

Aidan Patrick (Son) Aerin Elisabeth Murdoch (Daughter)

Appearances
Cycle Run: Cycle 5-Cycle 7

Sarah Murdoch, née O'Hare, is a British-Australian model, actress and reality TV personality. She is best known for hosting cycles 5 through 7 of Australia's Next Top Model from 2009 to 2011.

Early Life

Sarah was raised in Sydney, Australia. She attended Western Sydney at Strathfield's The McDonald College of the Performing Arts, where she studied ballet. After being told by the ballet master, Alan Alexander Cross, that she was too tall and would never make it as a ballerina, she changed directions.

Career

Her modelling career began at 17, after being signed to Vivien's Management in Sydney. Soon after she moved to Paris and started working as a runway model for Karl Lagerfeld, Issey Miyake, Chanel, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianfranco Ferré, Givenchy, Alberta Ferretti, Kenzo, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta. She appeared in campaigns for Bonds, L'Oréal, Revlon, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, and Estée Lauder, as well as the 1999 and 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. Her magazine covers include Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, GQ and Harper's Bazaar. She has appeared on magazine issue covers in Australia, Spain, the UK, and the US.

She filled in for Jessica Rowe on the popular morning news and interview show, Today while Rowe was taking four months maternity leave. On March 26, 2007, it was reported in The Sydney Morning Herald that Murdoch would finish up her hosting duties on Today and stepped down on March 30. Nine News presenter Kellie Sloane replaced Murdoch until May 2007, when Lisa Wilkinson took over as the new co-host on Today. Murdoch returned as a guest host on the October 4 episode, alongside Karl Stefanovic, to raise awareness of breast cancer as she is a patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sarah starred with fellow supermodel Shalom Harlow in the romantic comedy Head Over Heels. She also appeared in season 7, episode 7 of the popular sitcom, Friends.

She replaced Jodhi Meares as host of AusNTM after Meares infamously blundered her way through the third season's live finale in 2007 and flat-out refused to appear in the 2008 finale. In addition to hosting Top Model and an executive producer on the show, she also inked a deal with Foxtel to create documentaries with her production company, Room 329 Productions. She experienced media scrutiny during the 2010 Grand Final for announcing an incorrect winner.[1][2][3][4][5] On December 12, 2011, Murdoch announced that she was leaving the show after three seasons.[6][7]

Screened in November 2009, Room 329 Productions, along with Foxtel, produced four episodes of Pride of Australia with Sarah as host. The program tells inspiring stories of everyday Australians exhibiting acts of great courage, love and determination when faced with adversity. The stories were taken from thousands of people nominated to News Limited papers across Australia. She also hosted the Network Ten reality dance show Everybody Dance Now in August 2012. However, due to poor ratings, the series was axed after just four episodes.

Personal Life

In 1999, the then-Sarah O'Hare married British-born Lachlan Murdoch, the eldest son of Australian-born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The couple reside in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.

She is engaged in assisting non-profit arts and charitable bodies. She was appointed International Ambassador of The Australian Ballet Company in 2004 and joined The Australian Ballet Board of Directors in 2006. She is also ambassador of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and joined its Board of Directors in 2014. The Institute was established in 1986 by her husband's grandmother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, and is the largest child health research institute in Australia. She is patron of Australia's National Breast Cancer Foundation, and addressed the National Press Club of Australia about the activities of the foundation on October 4, 2006 and again on December 24, 2008. The addresses were televised nation-wide by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She is a keen rugby league fan and supports the Manly Sea Eagles.

She has no known social media.

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