Kiwi-born Charlotte Dawson began her TV career after a decade modelling in Europe and the US. In Australia she worked as a fashion correspondent across networks. During five years back in NZ, Dawson presented for chat show How's Life, travel series Getaway, and appeared in adoption doco Charlotte's Webb. She returned to Sydney as a judge on Australia's Next Top Model. Dawson died on 22 February 2014, aged 47.
Charlotte was obviously very talented and determined, but more than that, she was incredibly open and honest, which is a real rarity in this industry. She was never afraid to talk truthfully about her problems and I really admired her for that. Australian broadcaster Jackie O, after Dawson's passing