Model Brooke Ho­gan is all revved up for the F1 Aussie Grand Prix.


Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents - Pho­tog­ra­phy JUSTIN RIDLER Styling GEMMA KEIL Words AL­LEY PAS­COE

Petrol is in Brooke Ho­gan’s blood. “My dad is a bit of a car fa­natic, so he used to drag me along to the Grand Prix when I was lit­tle,” she says. Hav­ing grown up watch­ing the For­mula 1 with her rev-head dad, the 24-year-old Mel­bourne model has now been named as this year’s fe­male am­bas­sador for the event.

As the face of the F1, Ho­gan is ful­fill­ing a life­long dream. “I’ve been af­ter this role for a while, so it’s ex­cit­ing to be named the 2017 For­mula 1 Rolex Aus­tralian Grand Prix am­bas­sador,” she ad­mits. The hard­est part of the role? Re­mem­ber­ing her ti­tle: “It’s a bit of a tongue twister...”

Ho­gan, who drives a Land Rover, wouldn’t trust her­self be­hind the wheel of an F1 car, but is happy to get be­hind Aus­tralian driver Daniel Ric­cia­rdo when he takes to the track next month. “I’m bi­ased be­cause I’m an Aussie, but I’ll be cheer­ing Danny Ric on.”

Away from the burn­ing rub­ber, Ho­gan is look­ing for­ward to the

“I’m bi­ased be­cause I’m an Aussie, but I’ll be cheer­ing Daniel Ric­cia­rdo on”

en­ter­tain­ment off the track. At the Glam­our on the Grid launch event, guests walk the Al­bert Park track in black tie. “Walk­ing down the red car­pet through the pit lane on the road where they drive is sur­real,” says Ho­gan, who will be host­ing this year’s event.

Af­ter ap­pear­ing on Aus­tralia’s Next Top Model in 2013 and amass­ing 630,000 fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram, the lo­cal beauty is no stranger to red car­pets. And hav­ing crossed the F1 am­bas­sador­ship off her list, she is now ready to take the next step in her ca­reer. “It would be great if they brought the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret show to Mel­bourne,” she jokes. The 2017 For­mula 1 Rolex Aus­tralian Grand Prix runs from March 23–26.

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(left) Georgia Alice coat, $1439, geor­giaal­; Witchery top, $80,; H&M pants, $70,; (be­low) Al­bus Lu­men top, $150, al­bus­lu­men. com; Ellery pants, $1590, (02) 8068 2361; (bot­tom) Al­bus Lu­men kaf­tan, $575, as be­fore

HAIR Peter Beck­ett MAKE-UP Belinda Zollo us­ing MAC Cos­met­ics

Shot on lo­ca­tion at Al­bert Park

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