21 year old youth worker old Marty Smiley (pictured, second from right) is the winner of the Channel [V] Presenter Search 2012.
Smiley, from Melbourne, beat Bridget Hustwaite to take out the ful-ltime gig that sees him join Billy Russell, Danny Clayton and Carissa Walford. Channel [V] had 6000 applicants for the role.
“This has undoubtedly been our biggest presenter search to date,” said Shaun James, General Manager, Foxtel Networks Music Channels.
“Channel [V] was searching for a talent with a unique style and genuine passion for music who complemented our current [V]J line-up. From the get-go, Marty was someone that made us instantly stop and take notice. He has an incredible screen presence and what‟s exciting about him is his unpredictability. A whirlwind of creativity, we can’t wait to have him join the Channel [V] family.”
“I don’t care if its clichéd but it’s been my dream to work in music television for ages,” said Marty Smiley.
“So I’m totally stoked to get this opportunity and finally follow my bliss! I’m an ambitious kid with a head full of dreams and today I think I’ve officially ticked one off. I turned 21 this month, but I think this milestone trumps it! I cannot wait to start working with the Channel [V] Crew, the [V] presenters who I’ve gotten to know closely and to have Foxtel as my new dad. Musicians and artists worldwide: get yourself ready. Channel [V] has been crazy enough to give me a job, so expect my face on the other side of your interview. PEACE. Biggie Smiles.”