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2 – 9 July 2023
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Jarron Andy

Jarron Andy

Apprentice of the Year

Jarron Andy is a Waanyi, Djiru, Kuku Yalanji and Yindinji man who grew up in Innisfail, one hour south of Cairns in far-north Queensland.

A former banana farmer and painter he ventured into a modelling career after winning the 2016 Face of Cairns Central competition and later working at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Jarron undertook a ten-week apprentice course with Channel 75 Openshop becoming Australia’s first ever Indigenous Home Shopping TV Presenter.

Jarron says his proudest achievement was to host a NAIDOC week special on the Channel 75 network promoting Indigenous Businesses and getting to share his culture with audiences all around Australia.