Scherri-Lee Biggs is a model, television presenter, charity ambassador and former Miss Australia. She grew up in Perth, where she began modelling at the age of 16 featuring in campaigns both in Australia and overseas. She has worked with labels such as Aurelio Costarella, Timothy Godbold, Nike, Calvin Klein, Forever New and Westfield, and has also graced the catwalks for Myer and David Jones.
Scherri’s big break came in 2011 when she was crowned Miss Universe Australia and went on to compete in the Miss Universe finals in Brazil, finishing in the top 10.
In the last year Scherri has expanded her career into the world of television. She is currently a presenter on Coxy’s Big Break, and has been a member of Channel 7’s broadcast team for the 2012 Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, as well as the 2013 Australian Open. In 2013 Scherri was named as an ambassador for the YGAP 5cent campaign, which encourages the public to donate their 5c pieces to raise funds to make lasting change both in Australia and overseas.
What out for this Perth beauty when she takes to the track at the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
Growing up I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do I just knew I didn’t want to do the same thing day in and day out. So for me I’m living the dream, just having so much fun, and doing something different all of the time. Sometimes I’ll be at a race event, sometimes I’ll be courtside with tennis players, and sometimes I’ll be at a crazy event on a rooftop. Just something different and fun every day, every day is a new adventure.
How would you describe yourself as a driver?
Lead Foot, I’m a confident driver but not over confident. I told my mum about the Celebrity Challenge today and she was wondering if you knew how I drove. . .
What does racing in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge mean to you and what are you looking forward to most?
Having the competition but a friendly competition. I think it will be an enjoyable experience with a bit of competitiveness and all of the hilarious people that are there. I just think it’s going to be really funny and I can’t wait for all of the stories.
You’ll learn an array of new driving skills during Driver Training, what are you most looking forward to learning and why?
Winning, and learning how to manage all of the corners.
Who is your favourite Formula One driver and why?
Mark Webber, because he is handsome, an Aussie and a great driver!