Sarah Harris had hers shown to the world.
Since becoming a host on Studio 10, Sarah Harris has made the transition from journalist to local celebrity, meaning she’s often followed by paparazzi wherever she goes – and yes, that includes shopping for her wedding dress.
During a fitting prior to her wedding in 2014, photographers snapped Harris from outside the shop with her chosen wedding dress clearly visible. The photos were then published online and in print.
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While most people would be upset, the 34-year-old had a surprising response.
“Being papped in my wedding dress was a shock, but it wasn’t the end of the world,” she tells Mia Freedman in the latest episode of No Filter.
“I was really zen, because I was like, ‘I can’t believe someone wants to marry me!’. I was so excited about actually getting married that the wedding day was just a small thing.
“We weren’t selling pictures so I didn’t have a deal to protect. Tom [Ward, husband] doesn’t read that stuff anyway.”
While accepting public attention is part of the parcel of being in the public eye, Harris says there was one occasion she wasn’t quite so “zen” about.
“Where I did take umbrage was with the pregnancy photos,” she recalls.