Sonia is a seasoned professional with over 30 years working in the Australian and New Zealand fashion industry.
Sonia's career started as a window dresser in Australia when she was 18, styling for Table 8, Johnny Dexter and Westro Jeans, to name a few. She also worked as a fashion store manager and visual merchandiser, so it wasn't surprising that she took her styling skills to the next level and started dressing talent for television shows, fashion shoots and advertising campaigns.
In 1998 Sonia moved to New Zealand and took on the film industry, working on Hercules, Zena, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe plus New Zealand's longest running series Shortland Street.
Over the years Sonia expanded her resume working for Maori TV as their head stylist for 6 years, styling celebrities for magazine and publicity shoots including Rachel Hunter, Kimbra, Kylie Bax and Elizabeth Marvelly and creating fashion magic in advertorial campaigns and every major magazine in New Zealand. well-known magazines like NEXT, Cleo, Australian Women's Weekly, FQ and Remix.
Today Sonia is one of New Zealand's most successful and respected stylists and her skill is a welcome addition to Makeover Masters.
"To be able to transform someone into their ideal self through fashion - building their confidence and self-esteem - is the most rewarding part of my job."