Aussie ad artist a net sen­sa­tion

The Sunday Times - - CONFIDENTIAL -

AUS­TRALIAN per­for­mance artist

Gabrielle Miller has be­come an in­ter­net sen­sa­tion af­ter star­ring in a mas­sive TV and print cam­paign by ho­tel search site Tri­vago.

An ac­tor, dancer and theatre per­former, Miller is now fa­mil­iar to mil­lions of peo­ple, with her ads on air across the UK, Aus­tralia, Ire­land, New Zealand, the US and South Africa.

She landed the gig af­ter film­ing an au­di­tion video on a nud­ist beach in Greece. While she was clothed, she said the trick was to avoid the “bare bot­toms” in the back­ground.

Two years later, she’s be­ing recog­nised in London, where her pic­ture has been splashed across train sta­tions, in­side tube car­riages, and all over prime time TV.

Miller, who lives in Berlin told Con­fi­den­tial she was recog­nised “for the first time last week in London, which I found hi­lar­i­ous and a bit shock­ing too”.

“At the air­port I placed my bags on the se­cu­rity check and the guy leaned in and whis­pered, ‘are you who I think you are?’, and I was like, ‘well’, and he said, ‘you know, I feel like I know you’,” she said.

Con­fi­den­tial caught up with Miller at the Flash Fes­ti­val in Arezzo, Italy, last week, where she was per­form­ing with Zap, the swing jazz band she formed with her Aus­tralian fi­ance Will

Hen­der­son, and Greek per­cus­sion­ist Pet­ros.

Miller was born in Coffs Har­bour and, along with her two broth­ers, grew up trav­el­ling Aus­tralia with her par­ents, who ran a mo­bile breast can­cer screen­ing clinic. The fam­ily set­tled in Cairns, where Miller spent her high school years and she later moved to Yan­d­ina on the Sun­shine Coast.

She left Aus­tralia nearly five years ago to study in Berlin.

Gabrielle Miller. Pic­ture: Ella Pel­le­grini

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