Former Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung has been announced as E! Australia’s new Entertainment reporter.
The 25-year-old Australian model is set to replace Ksenija Lukich, who has been at the network for the last five years.
‘I’m incredibly excited to join the E! Australia family and can’t wait to bring my passion for style, celebrities and entertainment to the screen,’ Francesca said in a statement.
‘It’s an absolute dream for me’: Former Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung (pictured) has been announced as Ksenija Lukich’s E! Australia replacement after five years
She added: ‘I’ve always been a huge fan of E!, so to be the new E! host for Australia is an absolute dream for me.’
Francesca will present local and international stories, including reporting live from red carpets as well as providing in-depth fashion commentary.
‘We are delighted to welcome Francesca to the E! Australia family. As the brand continues to grow, we are confident Francesca will bring our audience compelling celebrity interviews, work seamlessly with our valued partners and represent the heart of pop culture in Australia,’ Chris Taylor, NBC Universal Managing Director said.
Roving reporter: Francesca will present local and international stories, including reporting live from red carpets as well as providing in-depth fashion commentary
Model behaviour: Francesca was crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2018. She later represented Australia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant where she placed in the Top 20 (Pictured in December 2018)
Francesca was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2018 pageant.
She went on to represent Australia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant where she placed in the Top 20
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the network confirmed Ksenija’s departure earlier this week in a statement to The Daily Telegraph.
Stepping down: Ksenija Lukich (pictured) has announced her resignation as host of E! Australia after five years in the role
‘Ksenija has decided that after five years with E! Australia, she will step down from her hosting duties with the channel,’ a spokeswoman told the newspaper.
‘Over the past five incredible years with E!, Ksenija has loved every second and has interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars.
While it’s not known what her next move will be, the spokeswoman said she was considering ‘various opportunities’.
Meanwhile, E! confirmed former Loop host Scott Tweedie will be hosting the New York City based E! News morning shows and Pop Of The Morning from January 6.
Into the future: While it’s not known what her next move will be, the spokeswoman said she was considering ‘various opportunities’. Pictured interviewing Timothée Chalamet