Brigette Paroissien, Model,
Actor and Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur
Man Australia continues to interview Australia's most
successful and gorgous models and movers and shakers
in the entertainment industry.
My parents are French, though I was born in Australia.
are you best known for?
would probably have to say the TV commercials I have
done, such as Keno, Pepsi, Eagle boys and The Absersizer
are the main ones people on the street recognise me
from. Though my fire twirling and acrobatics displays
are also well known through QLD and NSW.
are so much more than just another pretty face. Explain
to our readers why its so important to be more than
"just" beautiful these days to make it in
the entertainment industry?
days people want to know someone has substance, they
want more then just an exterior. Depth, knowledge
and experience all contribute to enhancing ones performance
and people skills. If you are more then just a pretty
face it stands out. I am studying my second university
degree, and in 2007 I will complete my bachelor of
Pharmaceutical science. Studying broadens your horizons,
enhances your thinking skills and teaches you discipline
which every employer seeks in an employee.
do you consider the highlights of your life and career?
piece of film and TV I am involved in seems a highlight
as its my passion. I have done a few stunts in my
career which were extremely fun! Other great times
that come to mind are touring with bands back up dancing,
and fire twirling at the Pirelli Calendar launch,
and a cat walk fashion show with snakes. I modelled
for Tracey Moffatt last international exhibition.
She is a very worldly and eccentric lady and I learnt
much about the arts from my time with her.
are your current projects?
have been working on the new TV series H2O just
add water, a popular teenage drama, as Candy
the doctors girlfriend. I just wrapped up working
on 2 film clips, with Artists Scott Brewer
and Exquisite . I did all my own stunts
as a super hero on Scott Brewer's project. I am currently
training up for a lead role in an urban street fighting
film, set to start filming early 2007.
very sporty and athletically gifted. How many sports
do you excel at?
main sports I train at on a regular basis are motocross,
horse riding, gymnastics, surfing and kung fu.
did your love of bikes come from?
My mum got me onto a bike at a young age as she rode
herself. After my first ride I was sold! I rode an
old Kawasaki LTD 250 on the road for 4 years before
I bought my first car. Now I mainly ride on the dirt,
we built a motocross track on my property so I have
a fun park in my backyard!
main attributes of yours got you in the FHM Sexist
100 women in the world?
Im really not sure, though they seem to like the bum
shot the most, so I would say my bum.
are your mentors and why?
My father, he is a very motivated positive person,
just amazing to be around.
has been most supportive of your career and what sponsors
have backed you up?
parents are extremely supportive, along with my best
friends and sports teachers. I have local sponsorship
from various gold coast bikini labels.
are based on the Gold Coast and often travel down
to Sydney. What sort of assignments are you doing
Sydney I tend to perform at a lot of openings and
launches. Also lots of magazine and artistic modelling.
hear your quite a good actor. What was it like to
act in 'The Marine'? (many wrestling fans will read
this and John Cena is also ultra popular like you).
I only had a small role on The Marine but my time
spent on set was great , a really lovely cast and
does the internet assist you?
gives me access to contact photographers and produces,
and vice versa. I get most of my modelling work via
the internet modelling websites, its unbelievably
is your stylist?
Michael from the salon time for hair in
Southport gold coast, when only the best will do.
My hair often has fire damage so it always needs serious
are your favourite fashion labels?
I am not a very fashion conscious person, my wardrobe
still has clothes from my teens. I love being comfortable,
so anything that allows me to do my crazy stuff, is
good for me. Though I have my bikinis tailor made
as my bum is too small for main stream labels. Troy
costumes set me up with the hottest little numbers.
is your favourite performing artist and why?
hard, too many great ones out there.
are some of your hidden talents, that your not to
shy to for "the world" to know?
think the world has seen most of my talents. I have
owned snakes my whole life so maybe snake handling
counts as a hidden talent.
star sign are you?
I am continually balancing my life and myself. And
do you look for in a man?
A great sense of humour. I love a man that makes me
note: what an amazing talent in so many ways. Our
friend Neal Cameron really knows how to pick them.
Paroissien is the appidimy of brains and beauty and
I know we will hear a lot more from her.
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