Speakers Profile - Laura Csortan

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Laura Csortan (pronounced Sortan) began her career as the Miss Australia entrant in the 1997 Miss Universe and Miss World pageants the first model to represent Australia in both international pageants.

A former model and fitness instructor, Laura has become one of Australia's leading TV presenters, travelling the world and building an enviable television CV along the way, both here and overseas.

Laura is highly skilled, media savvy, glamorous yet remarkably down to earth. A polished emcee, presenter and hostess, Laura brings style and grace to any function.

While best known for her undoubted travel-related credentials, her MC skills also include fashion, music, high level corporate and more. Laura can present and host across all genres.

As a model, Laura featured in the Australian Fashion Awards, on The Battle of The Sexes on the Ten Network and appeared on the covers of national sports magazines.

As a TV presenter, Laura travelled the world for seven years for one of Australia's most successful lifestyle programs, The Great Outdoors.

She then co-hosted the internationally acclaimed Wheel of Fortune with Larry Emdur, gracing our screens five days a week.

Laura continued her passion for travel as a presenter on Channel 9's Holidays for Sale. She also presented the Discovery Channel's World's Best Beaches, Channel 7/ BBC's Massive Nature and Channel 7's Racing Today and Good As Gold. In 2011 Laura also presented for Fox Sports News.

Laura has hosted Qantas' destination guides and currently presents the onboard cruising/destination TV show on P&O ships throughout the country.

Originally from Adelaide Laura gained certificates in both Outdoor Leadership and as a Fitness trainer before studying a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sport and Recreation Management. Her skills include solo sky-diving, rock climbing, cross country snow-skiing, advanced scuba diving, competitive swimming, whitewater kayaking, horse riding and water skiing.