Kate Peck, Australian Grand Prix Launch

Melbourne model Kate Peck will serve as the Ambassador of the 2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation announced in its launch event for this year’s season-opener, which takes place between March 15-18.

The stunning model has taken the international modelling scene by storm since landing in the top-ten as a contestant in the hit series Search for a Supermodel.

Peck’s infectious laugh and zest for life charms everyone she meets. Her elegant beauty and endearing personality will make her the perfect ambassador for the 2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. 

Kate Peck“I was instantly drawn to the GP Ambassador role.  I am a self-confessed adrenaline junkie and love all things motorsport,” Peck said.

“What appealed most to me about the role was the opportunity to represent Melbourne on a truly global stage.  I am so proud of this city – I want the whole world to know just what an amazing place it is.”

Life is about to hit the fast lane for Peck as she will get to experience the thrill and adrenalin of Formula One with a ride in a F1 Swisse Two-Seater.  Peck’s ambassador duties will also include welcoming international guests and celebrities and hosting what has quickly become the hot ticket of year – the GP@23 Party at Club23 Crown.

Peck has a long standing passion for motorsport and has also recently returned from South Africa where she rode her motorcycle across the country to raise awareness and funds for charity Y-GAP (Y-Generation Against Poverty).

In her years as a model, Peck has worked for many key international designers such as Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen and Halston.  She has walked the most prestigious catwalks in the world including Paris, New York, London and Milan.

Peck’s energetic approach and vibrant personality combined with her striking looks make her an in-demand fixture on modelling circuits.

“Kate’s passion for motorsport and vivacious personality are perfect for the world of Formula One and we have no doubt that she will be the ideal Ambassador for the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix,” said Andrew Westacott, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

For more information regarding this year’s Australian Grand Prix, click here.

[Images via Herald Sun]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.