Inside Lisa Wilkinson's WILD week in Bali: Resurfaced article from the Project host's days as Dolly editor hints she 'indulged in a fe
Inside Lisa Wilkinson’s WILD week in Bali: Resurfaced article from the Project host’s days as Dolly editor hints she ‘indulged in a few raw prawns’ on a location shoot
She’s known to millions of Aussies as a respected TV anchor, having hosted Nine’s Today show for more than a decade before jumping ship to Channel 10’s in 2018.
But before becoming a small screen star, Lisa Wilkinson, 60, was a successful magazine editor who oversaw the iconic teen publication Dolly.
On Friday, a long-forgotten article from in 1984, which was originally published in a internal newsletter for Dolly’s then-owner Fairfax Ltd., resurfaced online.
Inside Lisa Wilkinson’s WILD week in Bali: A resurfaced article from the Project host’s days as Dolly editor hints she ‘indulged in a few raw prawns’ on a location shoot
The article was shared on a private Facebook page for ex-staffers of ACP Magazines, which purchased Dolly from Fairfax Ltd. in 1988.
The lighthearted piece documented a then-25-year-old Lisa’s visit to Bali with the Dolly team for a location shoot.
The writer cheekily hints that Lisa may have overindulged during the trip, hinting she became unwell after eating a ‘few raw prawns’.
The article states: ‘In Bali, no photographer meant no shots. Editor Lisa Wilkinson, fashion editor Patricia Mark, hair and makeup artist Richard Keagh and their three models were hard at work searching for locations…’
‘Then disasters… one of the models sliced her leg open on a motorbike, someone else lost their passport and a certain editor – indulged in a few, ah raw prawns.’
Throwback: The black-and-white printed article also showed a series of photos of The Project’s host and her team in Bali
The vintage article was accompanied black-and-white photos of Lisa and her staffers. One picture shows her looking rather worse for wear wearing nothing but a striped towel.
At the age of 21, Lisa became the youngest editor of Dolly magazine, after working her way up from a junior role.
After four years, she moved on and became editor of Cleo, and eventually was made the publisher’s international editor-in-chief.
Back in the day! Lisa started her role at Dolly when she was just 21 years old and became the youngest editor of the magazine
She started her TV career in the late 1990s as a regular panellist on Channel 10, as well as a co-host on Seven’s The Morning Shift.
In 2005, she started hosting Weekend Sunrise, before moving on to co-host Channel Nine’s Today show two years later.
In 2017, Lisa resigned from Nine after a pay dispute and jumped ship to Channel 10’s The Project and The Sunday Project the following year.
Career: She started her TV career in the late 1990s a regular panelist on Network Ten as well as a co-host on Seven’s The Morning Shift