Dec 14, 2016

How gossip queen Roxy Jacenko conquered Sydney

It's not often you see a book on a Sydney celebrity published through a university press. But Jacenko has been rather more interesting than most publicists.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

If you want to conquer Sydney, you need two things: wealthy parents and famous friends.

That’s the key — though perhaps not unexpected — takeout from Blonde Ambition, the newly released biography of Sydney PR queen Roxy Jacenko, by Daily Tele gossip hound Annette Sharp.

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9 thoughts on “How gossip queen Roxy Jacenko conquered Sydney

  1. Geelong Flyer

    Never heard of this person.
    Clearly this woman has added no actual benefit to our society (medical research, philanthropist, educator… just for example) so why must there be so much kowtowing to what is essentially a PR spiv with the benefit of a wealthy family.

  2. MAC TEZ

    Most peoples success is enabled by their parents…it’s called the birth lottery.
    Some very successful folk know they’re much more fortunate than others and feel the need to proclaim they’re self-made rather than admit to their exceptional circumstances and acknowledge that their shit does stink and without their bloodline they’d be less than average.

  3. Draco Houston

    Never, ever heard of this woman, and about 2 sentences in I decided to keep it that way.

  4. paddy

    Seems a bit strange to have this as lead item on the daily Crikey.
    Looks much more suited to Friday’s edition of who’s reading what this week.

  5. [email protected]

    Please Miriam,
    Footpaths in Australia, sidewalks in America.

  6. zut alors

    Until a few months ago I had no clue about this person until seeing an item on the news where her husband was sentenced for fraud. I am now no better off.

    Miriam, you were able to justify the Armytage piece in yesterday’s edition but Crikey’s readers are here because we prefer a celebrity-free diet. We do not require a second helping, thanks.

  7. AR

    As Zut notes, once Armytaged, twice Jacenko no, no no, NO!

  8. PaulM

    Was her self-made jewellery sold in the USA, where they have sidewalks, or in Sydney on a footpath?

  9. Gregory Killen

    I found Myriam’s review of Annette Sharp’s book interesting. It gave me enough information about the subject to know that I don’t really want to read what may well be an interesting and well-written biography or find out anything more about what sounds like a driven, unhappy, mercenary Roxy Jacenko.

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