ELLE Australia

Sydney, Australia – ELLE Australia, in partnership with automotive innovator MG, last night hosted a red carpet event, celebrating the next generation of Australian creative talent. Held at the iconic Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, the event showcased the unveiling of the all-new MG3 lineup in Australia, alongside the recognition of six rising stars handpicked by ELLE Australia.

Attended by over 300 guests, the event was hosted by comedian, actor, and social media sensation, Millie Ford, adding a touch of humour and charm to the evening’s proceedings, while actress and musician, Ayesha Madon took to centre stage to perform two songs, ‘Eulogy’ and ‘Blame Me’. Attendees were treated to an exclusive glimpse of the cutting-edge MG3, which boasts a stylish new look, improved performance, and impressive efficiency, embodying innovation and style for the modern lifestyle.

Grace O’Neill, Editor of ELLE Australia, comments, “ELLE Australia celebrates the new, now, and next, and this special event was a wonderful opportunity to showcase Australia’s rising stars. As incubators of talent in music, film, fashion, and art, we are thrilled to be celebrating both young creativity and auto innovation with MG.”

A highlight of the evening was the recognition of six exceptional individuals as the next frontier of talent, each making their mark in their respective fields:

THE GAME CHANGER: MARIA THATTIL Maria Thattil, a former Miss Universe Australia, is a passionate advocate for diversity, LGBTQIA+ rights, and women’s empowerment. Her impactful TEDX talks and bestselling book, “UNBOUNDED,” have inspired individuals to live fearlessly and embrace their true selves, making her a game changer in Australian media and beyond.

THE TRAILBLAZER: AYESHA MADON Ayesha Madon is a multi-talented actress and musician whose rise to fame began with her breakout role in the global Netflix sensation “Heartbreak High.” Ayesha’s fearless pursuit of her passions, coupled with her candid discussions about mental health, make her a trailblazer in the entertainment industry.

THE MODERN ICON: FLEX MAMI Flex Mami is a polymath who defies easy definition, known for her sharp cultural commentary and innovative projects across various mediums. From hosting chart-topping podcasts to creating thought-provoking card games, Flex’s fearless approach to creativity has earned a loyal following and established her as a modern icon.

THE STYLE STAR: VIOLET GRACE ATKINSON Violet Grace Atkinson is among Australia’s most successful content creators, known for her fearless personal style and savvy business approach. Through her work with some of the world’s most renowned fashion brands, Violet has solidified her position as a sought-after influencer and style icon. THE NEXT BIG THING: MEL JARNSON Mel Jarnson is an Australian-Thai actress making waves in TV and feature films, with roles in projects like “Between Two Worlds” and “Mortal Kombat.” Her striking beauty and commitment to diversity in storytelling have garnered her acclaim both in the entertainment industry and the world of fashion.

THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY: SEAN BRADY Sean Brady is a boundary-pushing makeup artist known for their dynamic approach to beauty. Brady’s fearless exploration of makeup challenges conventional norms and celebrates the fluidity of self-expression, making them a pioneer in the Australian beauty scene.

“Each honouree embodies the essence of creativity, fearlessness, and innovation, inspiring audiences with their remarkable talent, passion, and commitment to making a difference,” added O’Neill.

Among the guests in attendance were notable personalities from the entertainment, fashion, beauty and automotive industries, including: Maria Thattil, Moana Hope, David Koch, Jess Rowe, Jimmy Nicholson, Sally Obermeder, Brooke Testoni, Jordan and Zac Stenmark, Kate Peck, Amy Pejkovic to name a few.

Jennifer Gulliver, Senior Marketing Portfolio Manager for MG Motor Australia, said: “The idea behind ELLE Australia and MG partnering for the launch of our all new MG3 was to merge the best of fashion with the best of motoring. The MG3 petrol and MG3 Hybrid is an exclusive, attention-grabbing car that truly elevates the style quotient. It’s essentially answering, ‘What if you could extend your wardrobe to your car?’ The idea behind this union of high fashion media and automobiles is to create an exclusive novelty that excites people from both these worlds fashion and functional cars.”

“The new MG3 and MG3 Hybrid+ really is extraordinarily normal,” she said. “The MG3 was always popular for its practicality and its good looks. Now we have an opportunity to reach people not necessarily looking for an EV up-front. Sure there is a price premium, but it’s also the best-equipped and efficient MG3 to date.”

ELLE Australia and MG are proud to have brought together an inspiring group of individuals to celebrate the future of Australian culture and creativity. The event served as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in shaping the cultural landscape of tomorrow.

/Public Release.