A born performer, Vanessa only 18 at the time, was offered a recording contract as part of a girl group. A promising start, but as it happens way to often in show business, the deal fell through after some of the other members backed out.
Putting her dreams on hold and focusing on studies was to be the next step.
After gaining a master in social policy and social work and completing a masters in business administration, Vanessa established and managed multiple businesses and developed into a savvy business woman.
Although she achieved plenty already, from property development, consultancy, to business owner there was always a feeling that just wouldn’t go away. It’s quite hard to suppress, when you know what your calling is.
Every person has their issues and obstacles they need to overcome. For Vanessa, it was her health that caused her to reflect and re-evaluate what’s truly important.
Without any prior TV hosting experience, she decided on creating an opportunity for herself and developed her own talk show Tell Vanessa, which fairly quickly after it’s inception became the best watched show on BEN network attracting over 250.000 weekly viewers. Vanessa went on to put on a second series and started her own production company.
“I think as long as you have the right mind-set, the world is your oyster”
Vanessa Cruickshank, Tell Vanessa (The Voice Online)
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