Bravo’s search for a local host has uncovered eight finalists vying for a position on Bravo’s linear channel as well as its social and digital platform.
The all-female group of finalists hail from around New Zealand and believe they have what it takes to inject a local vibe into a channel dominated by international programming. In the role, the chosen host will provide local coverage of events around the country and regular updates on Bravo's programmes.
While all have thousands of followers on social media, two faces are particularly familiar as they work in adland. Rebekah Palmer is a media planner at Mediacom and Holly Lindsay is a content and brand experience direct at Fuse.
It's now up to the Bravo team to pick a final winner. To check them out for yourselves, their bios are below.
Sarah Arnold-Hall originally hails from Nelson and never misses an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She thinks she would be the ultimate local host because she is “vivacious, bubbly and can think quickly on the spot”. “I'm a huge fan of Bravo - I believe I'm a female Andy Cohen!”
Casey Radley hails from the North Shore and would love to sit down to dinner with The Real Housewives of New York so she could get the inside scoop on the ladies love lives. Radley prides herself on her ability to have a laugh and not take herself too seriously and thinks her spirit animal would be a lion. “Confident, strong and happy to lead any situation, I’m a little bit feisty, protective, loyal, intuitive and playful.”
Rebekah Palmer is originally from Rotorua and dreams that if she won Lotto, she would celebrate in style by taking her friends to a private villa on the Amalfi Coast. A big fan of social media and blogging on her food blog Peanut Butter Lane, Palmer believes she would be a great local host as she “loves meeting new people, am enthusiastic, outgoing and cool under pressure”.
Kimberley never misses an episode of Barely Famous on Bravo and works as the Friday drive newsreader on The Rock FM. She loves being thrown into new environments and cares about people's worlds. "I am a huge “yes” person and it’s lead me to the most amazing opportunities." If she could have dinner with anyone in the world it would be with Graham Norton, “not only for the company but to try his delicious rose wine!”.
Holly Lindsay hails from Auckland and if she won Lotto would move to Paris (packing a loaf of Vogel’s) to soak up the Parisian lifestyle. She thinks her spirit animal is the panther: “Passionately protective, artistically inclined and eager to discover their desires, dreams and passions.” Lindsay thinks she would be a great local host because she is “approachable, relatable, creative and confident”.
Georgina Bergson hails from Palmerston North and would love to have dinner with Channing Tatum because ”he can dance, act and not to mention how much of a spunk he is’. After spending years in the dance world, her favourite Bravo show is Dance Moms and her spirit animal is a tiger. Bergson thinks after competing in Survivor NZ being the Bravo local host would be a great opportunity as she is "up for the next challenge". "This is my opportunity to let my talent shine and put everything into this role.”
Cassidy Morris hails from the Hibiscus Coast and would love to have dinner with Barack Obama. A big fan of Million Dollar Listing and real estate in general, Morris would love to get on the property ladder if she won Lotto. She thinks that the Bravo local host needs to be “articulate, sociable, conversational, relatable, outgoing, confident, but most importantly be able to have fun”. “These are all natural attributes I know I possess!”
Kerryn Amyes hails from Wellington and loves to watch Hollywood Medium on Bravo. She would love to have dinner with Oprah and be “inspired by her incredibly positive outlook on life.” Amyes also loves to travel, showcase it via her blog ‘Kerryn Amyes on Tour’ and believes she would be the perfect candidate to be the local host with her “enthusiastic nature, passion to succeed and a love for all things trending”.