Omni Tv (tm) Announces Final Five In Host Search

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Friday 26th March 2010



Latin dancer, production assistant on MasterChef, children’s relaxation teacher, Kiwi

with a passion for sailing and a former Miss World Australia finalist are on the cusp of

launching a TV career after being announced as finalists in the OmniTV™ host search. 

The final five were selected from 68 entries received for the competition, which will give

the winner the opportunity to present OmniTV™, a new web-based lifestyle program

being launched soon by Omni Wines. They will also receive a $10,000 cash prize.

The public will now be given the chance to vote for their favourite host over the next two

weeks. Voting closes on April 7.

The public voting stage of the competition is being promoted through Facebook and

Twitter and to a list of over 5000 OmniTV™ subscribers. All votes will be cast through

The finalists, who include three residents of New South Wales, one from Victoria and

one from South Australia will also be free to run their own campaigns to attract votes.

To take part in the competition, entrants had to submit a short video to demonstrate their

presenting and interviewing skills and zest for life. 

The entry videos were hosted on a You Tube Channel, which last week became one of

the top viewed channels in Australia. 

OmniTV™ is being launched by Omni Wines to provide subscribers and viewers with all

the latest news on fashion, music, movies, food and wine, travel and sports. 

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This is the first time that a wine brand has developed an online lifestyle program.

Hosted by the competition winner, regular episodes of OmniTV™ will be produced and

screened on the website.

Subscribers will have the opportunity to provide feedback and engage in an ongoing

discussion about the show and the things that matter to them through the Website,

Facebook and Twitter.

To view the finalists’ entries, visit


Simon Hatcher on 0419 780 071 or

Media Note: Interviews with the finalists are available upon request


Georgette Boehm (26) – North Bondi, New South Wales

Originally from Adelaide, Georgette moved to Sydney last year to attend NIDA after

living in Melbourne for a number of years.

She currently works on the top rating Channel 10 show MasterChef but this is her first

time in front of the camera.

Georgette started out working for the radio street crews in Adelaide and then Melbourne

and has also worked for Rove McManus’s production company Roving Enterprises.

She’s a beach person, a self-confessed shoe addict and a regular at markets and op-


Fiona Goldfinch (29) – St. Kilda, Victoria

A New Zealand girl with a passion for sailing, Fiona moved to Melbourne recently to

continue her career in television production.

She spent the last few years travelling the world including living in London, where she

worked as a sports producer with Sky Sports and British Eurosport. Omni TV is her first

time in front of the camera.

Fiona is a self-described outdoors person and also a keen dancer.

Yvonne Laycy (26) – Redfern, New South Wales

Born in Singapore, Yvonne moved to Sydney as a young girl and showed promise as a

performer from an early age. 

She is an accomplished dancer and has toured the world performing in Latin and salsa

dance troupes. 

Yvonne is also passionate about the environment, describes herself as a greenie and

currently works in sustainability for a large bank.

Emma Grant (30) – Coogee, New South Wales

Born in England, Emma moved to Australia aged six and spent the rest of her childhood

in Melbourne.

She currently runs children’s relaxation classes that introduce children to fun and simple

relaxation tools to help them sleep better, stress less, and become more relaxed and

happy individuals.

A trained actress, Emma has appeared in a number of films, TV shows and theatre

productions but has never presented on television.

Amy Schapel (26) – Glenside, South Australia

South Australian born and bred, Amy works in PR and marketing and previously worked

in the wine industry.

In 2003, she made it into the final 12 for the Miss World Australia contest and has also

acted in films including 2:37, opposite Gary Sweet.

Amy spent some time living in Melbourne and London before returning to her home city,

where she indulges in her passion for dance and music.

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