beats McNaught to TV gig - 25th October 2007
The Daily Telegraph)
they raced each other for the affections of surf
god Kelly Slater at this year's Australian Grand
Prix, Erin McNaught beat her then roommate Lauryn
Eagle to his heart.
But in the latest wave of rivalry between the
local beauties, Eagle has landed a prize TV hosting
role ahead of McNaught.
the former Miss Universe Australia got the guy
that weekend back in March, Eagle has pipped her
to the post for the gig presenting Foxtel's popular
surf show, Ra5.
McNaught was chatting up Slater during the celebrity
race, Eagle, an Australian water-skiing champion
and part-time model, told Confidential her big
break on the new show came through meetings with
his Aussie surfing mates.
thought he was absolutely gorgeous. I told Erin
about him and she was right onto it. I wasn't
bothered though,'' Eagle added, ``I met Stuart
(Bedford Brown), one of the show's producers and
he suggested I try out.''
impressing during a screen test mid-year for the
program's presenter, Eagle got revenge on her
racing buddy and romantic rival, who was also
considered for the role.
filming on the fifth series starts next week,
the 19-year-old water babe will also take on McNaught's
beauty queen territory when she competes in the
Miss Tourism pageant in Malaysia next month -
more competition for McNaught.