Megan Gale has the kind of fame that means she should feel out of reach.
She’s been the focus of the bright – and at times brutal – lens that is the public eye for long enough to be blinded by the scrutiny.
But after all these years, all these stories and the intense focus from a celebrity-obsessed culture, Gale has stood firm, her reputation surviving our penchant for cutting short tall poppies.
And yet despite the fame, attention and headlines in her name, Megan Gale doesn’t really feel out of reach.
As I chat to the 41-year-old in light of the unveiling of her wax figure for Madame Tussauds in Sydney, her easy laugh and genuine excitement about the morning’s big reveal suggests that after all this time, even Gale can find some things a little “surreal”.