Best Selling Author
TAFE NSW Ambassador
Possessing a unique brand of wit, charisma and innate understanding of what consumers want, Troy Thompson had the most trusted hands in Australia and widely regarded by his peers as the best in the industry.
Troy has a very enviable cachet of elite clientele across the country. These connections, and an accumulated wealth of knowledge on all things glamorous catapulted him into becoming the man with the golden scissors, highlighted amongst a team of highly respected experts on the Channel Seven makeover series 10 Years Younger In 10 Days.
Capitalizing on his debut as one of the breakout talents of the year, Thompson also began appearing regularly:
· The Morning Show on Seven
· Mornings With Kerri-Anne on Nine
· Nine’s A Current Affair
· Seven’s Today Tonight
· MIX106.5 with Sonia & Todd
Still, this remarkable trajectory concealed a far more serious side to this next-generation hairdresser. None more so than becoming part of a notable mentoring program via the Ted Noffs Foundation, (charity supporting underprivileged children) through which he was appointed their first Ambassador.
Thompson produced his first best selling title, Troy Thompson’s Guide to the Younger You, which sold 10,000 copies before going to print, marking it an instant best seller. The success of Troy Thompson’s Guide to the Younger You solidified his personal brand, positioning him firmly as a media darling and the man in the know. It was a natural progression for Thompson to hit the airwaves with a mission to makeover the lives of middle Australia. To The Younger You with Troy Thompson was picked up by Southern Cross Media for its Mix FM brand and has become a staple success in the company’s repertoire. For Thompson it has pushed him into a new facet of production, adding the credits of Executive Producer, Host and Creator to his already impressive resume.
But the success of 2011 didn’t end on the airwaves. Thompson also successfully negotiated the re-release of an updated version of his book for a February 2012 release, this time collaborating with experts in plastic surgery, make up and gym fitness. He was also invited by TAFE NSW to become an ambassador for apprenticeship students.
This year to date has seen the second series to the book “Troy Thompson’s Guide To The Younger You” hit the market through international publishing house New Holland Publishing with interest also expressed in the Asian markets. Thompson is so happy to be part of the ABC 4 family and cant wait to be doing all thing that Utah has to offer.
He can be reached via email at TThompson@abc4.com.