The Bachelorette’s Sophie Monk was named the TV and Radio Personality of the Year at the 11th annual Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards this week.
Australian television icon Kerri–Anne Kennerley was inducted into the Hall of Fame for her longevity and leadership in the entertainment industry.
Other winners this year included 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford (Performer), Bree Johnson and Jess Hatzis, founders of Frank Body (Entrepreneur), and social media influencers Lauren Curtis, Elle Ferguson and Tammy Hembrow, who were named Social Media Stars in their respective fields.
Paralympian Jessica Smith was given the Game Changer Award. Nine presenter Sylvia Jeffreys was the MC for the awards lunch held at The Calyx in Sydney on 26 October.
The luncheon was also attended by model Samantha Harris, TV presenter Phoebe Burgess, singer Nat Conway, former Bachelorette and TV journalist Georgia Love, actress Nicole da Silva, Nine presenter Amber Sherlock, KIIS Network’s The Thinkergirls presenters Stacey June and Kristie Mercer and The Bachelor season one winner Anna Heinrich.
Bauer Media’s Cosmopolitan editor Keshnee Kemp said: “We are privileged to have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all of our winners and finalists in doing what they love with the utmost integrity and success.
“Cosmopolitan sends a big thank you to Avon, our principal sponsor, as well as Rip Curl, Pantene and REST Industry Super, who were the supporting hands behind the event.”
Bauer Media director of sales Fiorella Di Santo said: “As a publisher, we’re proud to provide a platform to celebrate the brave and the bold and demonstrate women supporting women.”
Entrepreneur: Bree Johnson and Jess Hatzis, Frank Body
Fashion Designer: Yiota & Thessy Kouzoukas, Sabo Skirt
Game Changer: Jessica Smith, Paralympian, Author & Motivational Speaker
Performer: Katherine Langford, Actress, 13 Reasons Why
Social Media Star (Beauty): Lauren Curtis
Social Media Star (Fashion): Elle Ferguson
Social Media Star (Fitness & Travel): Tammy Hembrow
TV & Radio Personality: Sophie Monk
Sportswoman: Joany Badenhorst