Name, Place of birth, Occupation
Jason Dundas, Penrith, tv host, currently hosting the American morning show ‘Vh1’s Big Morning Buzz Live’ live weekdays from Times Square New York.
How long have you been working in TV… what kick started your career?
I’ve been working in TV for 9 years; it all started whilst I was in my 2nd year of design school at Uni. It was 2am on a Tuesday morning and I noticed an ad on MTV asking people to send in audition tapes to host their own Australian music show. I put my dads camera on the book shelf in my room, now about 3:15am, hit record and started dancing around to the White Stripes. 3 weeks later I was hosting my own show. From MTV to traveling through 60 countries with Getaway, now I call New York City home. Late last year I started hosting the American morning show ‘Vh1’s Big Morning Buzz Live’ weekdays from Times Square, New York, the show is just like a younger version of the Today show, on Channel Nine.
Describe your personal style…
I keep it simple, grey or white t-shirts, blue jeans or navy pants. I love thinking about wearing cool trendy stuff but I never actually do it. I’m a big nerd at heart.
Who’s style do you admire?
I don’t really admire the style of any one person in particular, but I regularly spend time on a few different blogs for ideas and influences. Blogs like JakandJil, TheSartorialist and Vitalvesselvindicates. When it comes to brands, I really like the french label APC, James Perse and Zegna.
The most played song in your Itunes?
In the US, Itunes has been taken over by the Swedish program Spotify. It’s basically Itunes but every song is free, the only catch is you don’t own the songs- you just play them as much as you like. Fav tune of the moment ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, but I’m also liking the band ‘The Whitest Boy Alive’.
Your favourite men’s scent?
Platinum Egoiste, by Chanel
With a plane ticket to anywhere… where would you go?
I would fly home to Sydney. Spending so much time in America makes me miss Aus so much, from the beaches, my buddies, my fam and even the tap water! The water in Australia just tastes better.
Tell us about the images you have included…
New York City, my new home. I took this shot with a Diana medium format film camera. I really wanted to find a different take on the classic NY skyline photo. So I spent a bit of time walking around the projects down on the Lower Eastside. The building I found with the best view had one problem; it was housing commission and all Chinese occupied. With a cheeky Aussie smile I worked my way past the security at the front desk and into a random (but overly accommodating) small families studio apartment. This photo was taken out of their kitchen window.
Rio De Janeiro, my fav destination around the world. I took this shot on a Lomo 35mm camera while filming Carnival with Getaway.
Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson. Incredible.
With T.I On set of my US morning TV Show, ‘Vh1’s Big Morning Buzz Live’ from Times Square.
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