Studio 10 host Sarah Harris reflects on how far she’s come after growing up in housing commission

She is one of Australia’s most successful journalists and is the popular host of breakfast show, Studio 10. 

But Sarah Harris came from very humble beginnings.  

The 39-year-old TV host spoke about how she grew up in a housing commission and caravan parks with very little money in an interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly this week. 

Reflective: Studio 10 host Sarah Harris reflects on how far she's come after growing up in housing commission and caravan parks - as she stuns on the cover of The Australian Women's Weekly

Reflective: Studio 10 host Sarah Harris reflects on how far she's come after growing up in housing commission and caravan parks - as she stuns on the cover of The Australian Women's Weekly

Reflective: Studio 10 host Sarah Harris reflects on how far she’s come after growing up in housing commission and caravan parks – as she stuns on the cover of The Australian Women’s Weekly

She said it was her mother who inspired her to do well in school and ‘shoot for the stars’ and ‘dream big’.

‘When you don’t come from much you have to stop and think about how far you’ve come,’ Sarah said. 

‘Hand-me-downs were the norm, mum drove around in a fourth-hand car, we didn’t go on overseas holidays or to fancy private schools,’ Sarah explained. 

It gave her drive: Sarah revealed that she had a very humble childhood growing up and said that as a young girl she was always determined to succeed

It gave her drive: Sarah revealed that she had a very humble childhood growing up and said that as a young girl she was always determined to succeed

It gave her drive: Sarah revealed that she had a very humble childhood growing up and said that as a young girl she was always determined to succeed

Sarah got her first job at 14 and even worked at McDonald’s as a teen to help out her single mother. 

She went on to get work experience in year 10 at Channel Seven, and worked so hard she got a job offer for a weekend shift, kicking off her career in media.

‘I really pushed myself hard because I wanted to make my mum proud,’ she said, adding she always wanted to ‘create a better life for myself.’

'I really pushed myself hard because I wanted to make my mum proud,' she said, adding she always wanted to 'create a better life for myself.' Pictured as a toddler

'I really pushed myself hard because I wanted to make my mum proud,' she said, adding she always wanted to 'create a better life for myself.' Pictured as a toddler

‘I really pushed myself hard because I wanted to make my mum proud,’ she said, adding she always wanted to ‘create a better life for myself.’ Pictured as a toddler

Her approach to parenting: Sarah said that even with her own sons, Paul, four, and Harry, two, they wear second or third hand clothes as she doesn't want to 'spoil them'

Her approach to parenting: Sarah said that even with her own sons, Paul, four, and Harry, two, they wear second or third hand clothes as she doesn't want to 'spoil them'

Her approach to parenting: Sarah said that even with her own sons, Paul, four, and Harry, two, they wear second or third hand clothes as she doesn’t want to ‘spoil them’

Sarah said even with her own sons, Paul, four, and Harry, two, wear second or third hand clothes because she doesn’t want to ‘spoil them.’

The presenter stuns on the cover of the latest edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly and the accompanying spread. 

She shows off her impressive 6kg weight loss in a stunning red gown while posing by a Christmas tree. 

Earlier this month, Sarah told Stellar that her newly slimline figure was not a result of wanting to snap back to her pre-baby body, but to instead feel ‘stronger’ physically and mentally.

The mother-of-two said: ‘Carrying two heavy boys had put a huge strain on my back. Last year, after quite a while of having my back taped, I started running and strengthening my core. This is the only body I’ve got, so I want to take care of it’.

Taking care of herself: On the cover, Sarah shows off her impressive 6kg weight loss wearing a stunning red gown while posing by a Christmas tree. Earlier this month, Sarah told Stellar that her newly slimline figure was not a result of wanting to snap back to her pre-baby body, but to instead feel 'stronger' physically and mentally

Taking care of herself: On the cover, Sarah shows off her impressive 6kg weight loss wearing a stunning red gown while posing by a Christmas tree. Earlier this month, Sarah told Stellar that her newly slimline figure was not a result of wanting to snap back to her pre-baby body, but to instead feel 'stronger' physically and mentally

Taking care of herself: On the cover, Sarah shows off her impressive 6kg weight loss wearing a stunning red gown while posing by a Christmas tree. Earlier this month, Sarah told Stellar that her newly slimline figure was not a result of wanting to snap back to her pre-baby body, but to instead feel ‘stronger’ physically and mentally

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