I only had one rule; to be real, honest and be myself
i, e a n. th Tkautz in a steamy scene with co-star Andre Eikmeier from Channel Nine’s short-lived 1990s soap Pacific Drive. w with the misconception that her c career entered a wilderness after EStreet, the early ’90s soap she starred in for three years as troubled teen Nikki Spencer. The truth is that in those supposed wilderness years she was busy recording music, performing, presenting and starring in a string of TV shows including Pacific Drive, P Paradise Beach and All Saints. “It’s not like I went from E-Street to Real Housewives, there was a whole care career in between,” she says. “I had small breaks around the time my children were bo born, but otherwise I have worked consisten consistently. I started in the industry when I was four, m modelling and doing commercials. I don’t know how to do anything else.” The 43-y 43-year-old — who lives on Sydney’s northern be beaches with investment banker h husbandb dK Kwesi Nicholas and their children, Ayla, seven and Cuba, four — says she would gladly return to the show if she was asked. “I know the show didn’t sell overseas but it rated really well and had a huge following, I don’t want people to think it failed,” she says. “At the moment it’s a waiting game, we don’t know if a second season will be announced or who the cast will be but I would do it again.” icole Reaney, media commentator and founder of social influencer agency #AsSeenOn, says we are living in an era where everyday people become celebrities through reality TV, most notably Big Brother runner-up Chrissy Swan, Australian Idol contestant Jessica Mauboy and Sophie Monk — who rose to fame after appearing on Popstars in the early 2000s.
“You generally open yourself up to scrutiny once you become a public figure,” Reaney says. “It really depends on your end-goal. If you are CONTINUED NEXT PAGE