Meet Channel Nine’s next breakout star: how weather host Scherri-Lee Biggs went from beauty pageant runways to stealing the show on Celebrity Apprentice
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice is an ratings winner for Channel Nine.
And one of the show’s standout stars might just be Scherri-Lee Biggs, who entered the competition as an intruder this week.
The former model, 30, rose to fame when she won Miss Universe Australia in 2011 – the year after Jesinta Franklin took the crown.
Breakout star: Scherri-Lee Biggs is currently stealing the show on The Celebrity Apprentice
She represented her country in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and finished in the top 10.
The South African-born beauty, who emigrated to Australia as a child, has since built an impressive television career.
She got her first break as a sports and travel presenter for Seven News in Melbourne.
Stunning: The former model rose to fame when she won Miss Universe Australia in 2011
She then moved to her hometown of Perth to become the new weather host for Nine News, replacing Sally Ayhan.
For a time, she made headlines as footy WAG while dating Brad Sheppard of the West Coast Eagles.
The couple dated for about 18 months and broke up after a seemingly romantic European vacation during the AFL hiatus in October 2019.
Hard at work: The 30-year-old works as a weather presenter for Channel Nine in Perth
Flashback: For a while she made headlines as a footy WAG while dating Brad Sheppard (right) of the West Coast Eagles, but the couple has since split up
Scherri-Lee is now back in the spotlight thanks to her stint on Celebrity Apprentice.
“It’s such a thrill and a real privilege to be part of the amazing lineup,” she told WAtoday last October.
“I’m ready to step out of my comfort zone and take on any twists and turns that come my way,” she continued.
Showstopper: The model shone on the red carpet at the 2019 Brownlow Medal ceremony
“Yes, Lord Sugar may seem intimidating, but I’m a lady on a mission, focused on raising a lot of money for charity.”
The blonde has already lifted Celebrity Apprentice, with her first episode, which aired on Sunday, keeping ratings high for the season.
Outside of her TV career, Scherri-Lee also works as a professional speaker and event host.
Golden girl: Scherri-Lee is back in the spotlight thanks to her stint on Celebrity Apprentice