Speakers Profile - Erin McNaught

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In late 2009, Erinís terrible dancing at an MTV event caught the eye of MTV Australiaís General Manager, and a screen test was arranged. Two weeks later, she was a full time MTV Presenter.

Quickly following this achievement, iconic Australian surf culture brand, MAMBO, picked up on Erinís quirkiness and fun-loving attitude and she was chosen as their new Mambassador to launch their rebranded MAMBO Goddess range, joining the ranks of past goddesses such as Elle McPherson and Naomi Watts. She has starred in 3 campaigns for the brand and has a continuing association with them alongside Victoriaís Secret model Jessica Hart and Sportís Illustratedís Jessica Gomes.

Late 2010 saw yet another coup for the model, with local shoe brand ZU taking her on to not only launch their SS10/11 collection, but to also design her own collection to launch alongside ZUís. Erinís collection was a national success, with the range selling out in most stores around the country. A year later, her second ZU campaign followed, along with a second NFZ (Naughty for Zu) collection that again sold extremely well.

In 2012, the producers Dancing With The Stars, requested Erin for their 12th season of the show. Unfortunately, things didnít go to plan and she was the first to be eliminated. However this could be partly attributed to a broken rib she received in rehearsals which was later found (after a trip to hospital) to have caused severe bruising to her kidney. Or perhaps she really was just a bad dancer!

Whilst far from ideal, her elimination turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as her departure enabled her to take on the role as ambassador for a new range of mobile phones being developed by LG, known as the L-Style range. This national campaign encompassed outdoor advertising, a vast range of print media, plus 30 second and 15 second TVCs which aired in primetime for a six week period that included Australian networksí coverage of the London Olympics.

Throughout all of these roles, Erin continued her presenting work at MTV. In her 2 1/2 years as MTVís main presenter, she was the face of the MTV News, hosted numerous live red-carpet events, interviewed countless artists and celebrities, and from 2011 onwards, co-hosted the MTV Hits Weekly Hot 30 Countdown. This was a unique show that was filmed in and broadcast from the studios of a national radio station, while also being simultaneously broadcast on MTV. Her interviews during this time include Vince Vaughn, Steve Carrell, The Script, Jason Derulo, The Wanted, Steve-O, Pharrell, Armand Van Helden, Lil Jon, Jensen Button, Chromeo, Paloma Faith, and Example.

Erinís additional television credits include CYBERSHACK (Channels 9 + 10), NEIGHBOURS (Channel 10), as well as regular appearances on The Morning Show, and The Daily Edition.

In 2015 Erin returned to Australia to shoot an international campaign for sportswear giant Lorna Jane.

Erin wed Elliot 'Example' Gleave in 2013. In December 2014 they welcomed Evander 'Van' Gleave. They currently reside in London, England.