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ANH’S BRUSH WITH FAME 8PM, TUESDAY, ABC
THE recent disintegration of the Australian magazine industry will inevitably rob many creatives in this country of the opportunities previously afforded to remarkable media talent like Lisa Wilkinson. While today’s audiences know her as the vivacious and pioneering presenter on The Sunday Project, her first steps into the industry were in magazines – anointed the youngest editor of Dolly at the age of just 21. The achievement so soon into her career is even more surprising when you understand Wilkinson’s confidence-shattering experience with bullying during her high-school days. Recounting the fear and loneliness to artist Anh Do continues to be a wound Wilkinson obviously carries; but one she has used to power her determination to be the woman of her own making. The portrait sitting also gives her the chance to share thoughts on her former Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic and the compassion she feels for those young “churnalists” tasked these days with writing clickbait for gossip-hungry readers. An inspiring episode and yet another stunning painting produced by Do.