Laura Csortan

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Laura Csortan
Csortan in August 2015
Born (1976-11-09) 9 November 1976 (age 47)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation(s)Television presenter, model, MC
Years active1996–present

Laura Csortan (born 9 November 1976[citation needed]) is an Australian model, television presenter and beauty pageant titleholder. She is known for winning the title of Miss Australia in the year 1997 and represented Australia at Miss Universe 1997 where she was unplaced and at Miss World 1997 pageant where she made it in top 10 semi finalists.



Csortan was crowned Miss Australia 1997 and represented her country in Miss Universe 1997, where she won Miss Congeniality and finished in 13th place. Csortan competed in Miss World 1997, where she was a top 10 semi-finalist.[1]


From October 2000 until November 2008, she was a host of The Great Outdoors on the Seven Network.[1][2] She formerly co-hosted the Australian version of Wheel of Fortune, with Larry Emdur.

She hosted Channel 7's broadcast of the BBC's Massive Nature, Racing Today, blooper show Good As Gold and was a panellist on Grand Prix TV. In 2009 Laura was a newsreader for Fox Sports News. Csortan hosted a behind the scenes show for Australia's Got Talent in 2012.[3]

Since 2012, Csortan has been a regular on Channel 7's The Morning Show where she hosts travel segments. Csortan has regularly appeared on Sunrise as a panellist.


Csortan has appeared in advertising for Qantas.[4] She lent her support for Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony campaign,[5] the RSPCA's Set a Sister Free campaign,[6] SunSCHine (Sydney Children's Hospital) Variety Club, and the Pink Hope Bright Pink Lipstick Day charity campaigns.[7]

Csortan has performed internationally as a master of ceremonies for a number of events including Gday USA for Qantas,[8] Fashions on the Field events for Myer and Emirates, Schwarzkopf Face of the Year, and the Good Food Expo, as well as for brands such as Toyota, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz and Ducati.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Csortan grew up riding dirt bikes on her family's farm and has been described as a "petrolhead with a penchant for motorbikes".[10][11]

Csortan gave birth to a daughter, Layla Rose, in 2016.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2006 The Great Outdoors Herself Co-host
2005–2006 Wheel of Fortune Herself Hostess
2007 Good As Gold Herself Host
2009 Fox Sports News Herself
2010 20 to 1 Herself Episode "Sporty, Rich & Sexy" (#9.4)[13]
2012 Australia's Got Talent Herself Behind the scenes host[3]
2013 Celebrity Splash Herself Contestant[14]
2010– Sunrise Herself Panellist
2012– The Morning Show Herself
2016 Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar Herself Documentary[11]


  1. ^ a b Field, Melissa. "The Good Life", The Daily Telegraph, 17 September 2006, URL last accessed 26 November 2006.
  2. ^ Jeffrey, James, "Postcards From the Cutting Edge", The Australian, 18 February 2006.
  3. ^ a b "Laura's got talent". 20 October 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Laura Csortan". Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Sydney get ready for Wednesday's Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Walk! | TLL". Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  6. ^ "RSPCA Australia". Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Laura Csortan Puckers Up for Bright Pink Lipstick Day". 10 September 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Stars turn up for G'Day USA". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Speakers Profile - Laura Csortan". Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Top Gear gals keen to host". 11 February 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Aussie model and Dakar rider in TV special". 26 September 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  12. ^ "Baby joy for Laura Csortan who welcomes her daughter into the world". Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  13. ^ Sporty, Rich & Sexy, retrieved 14 January 2020
  14. ^ "Yahoo Australia | News, email and search". Yahoo Australia | News, email and search. Retrieved 14 January 2020.

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