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Where Are They Now? ALFIE GLEDHILL Actor / Presenter What’s your link to Townsville? I grew up in Belgian Gardens, so many childhood adventures were spent exploring the Townsville Old Common and biking down to The Strand in the afternoons for a swim. Where are you now? I live in the innerwest of Sydney. After leaving Townsville, I focused on getting involved in the industry here – taking acting classes, doing plays and offering my time behind the scenes on Indie projects. Landing my first professional gig as a host of ABC3’s Studio3 opened up a few other doors so I’ve been quite lucky to be able to work on screen, stage and in TV presenting. What does your work involve now? I’ve just finished filming for a fun new children’s series, which is set to air later this year, so at the moment I’m back to my other job – making coffee and I’ve just bought myself a new skateboard, so I’m pretty excited to put it to good use. I’ve got another gig lined up for next month, so until then I’m making the most of my downtime. How did your time in Townsville set you up for success? I have a big family who are full of love and are very supportive of my chosen career path. I was also lucky to

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So much talent, so little space to feature them all… that’s why we’re continuing our series on what former Townsville stars-in-the-making are up to now. Make sure you give us a call at DUO if you know someone we should be catching up with.

have a lot of support from the local theatre community in Townsville, in particular Karen Vane, who was the Head of the Arts Department during my time at Pimlico State High School. Do you still come back to Townsville to visit? The distance and my work schedule only permits me to travel back for the big occasions like Christmas and family or friends’ life events. Nothing beats a weekend of creek-hopping and backyard football with the family.

KIRI-MOANA PROCTOR Fashion Designer What’s your link to Townville? My previous partner and father to my children played for The Cowboys and, at 25, I moved from the Gold Coast to live in Townsville for a couple of years. When leaving Townsville, I remember it being very emotional as I was leaving so many amazing friends Where are you now? My boys and I live on the Gold Coast close to my mum and sister but I do spend quite a lot of time in Sydney as my partner is based there. I kind of have two homes. What does your work involve? I have a children’s fashion label called Duke of

London and we stock to over 50 stores in four different countries. We’re currently dressing the likes of the Kardashian kids, Stefani boys, Wiz Khalifa’s son and many sports stars’ babies within Australia and the US. It all began after having my first baby boy, London. I’m in a very happy place right now and I feel like I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. I have an amazing partner, two beautiful children, a couple of dogs and am surrounded by the most wonderful people and a beautiful family. My business is booming and everything is falling into place. How did your time in Townsville set you up for success? When living in Townsville I worked for myself for the very first time. It was in the beauty industry and was a perfect introduction to being selfemployed. I’ve been self-employed ever since and now I get to be creative and live my dream in boys’ fashion Do you still come back to Townsville to visit? I still visit Townsville regularly with my boys. I’m still very close with the football girls and my childhood best friend, who has now moved up there. We also now stock Duke of London to La Petite Boudoir so I visit for work as well.

DUO Magazine April 2017  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community. We’ve been doing it for a decade, making...

DUO Magazine April 2017  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community. We’ve been doing it for a decade, making...