Most people will know Gina Liano as the larger-than-life personality on The Real Housewives of Melbourne. But few know the real-life story behind her rise to fame on reality TV and in Australias legal circles as a respected Melbourne barrister.
Just like the woman herself, Fearless is up-front, inspiring and passionate.
Born in Melbourne to Italian parents, Ginas happy childhood turned sour when her parents business and marriage failed. Gina battled to finish her schooling, and while her ambition was to study law, she was a married mother of one by the time she was 23. Along with her talented sisters she would establish three highly successful fashion stores in stylish inner-Melbourne.
But Gina never lost sight of her goal to study law and become a barrister, and at 33, after years of schooling, she was finally admitted to the bar. With a dream career, a new husband and a second child, she was ready to take on the world. But it was not to be; only four years later, she received a shock diagnosis of life-threatening cancer.
With more twists and turns than any reality TV show, every step of Ginas unique journey is intimately recounted in Fearless with the frankness and honesty that audiences have come to expect from the straight-talking star of the Real Housewives series.
Sassy and sophisticated. Tough and tender. Glamorous and gregarious. Everyone has an opinion of Gina Liano, but those who know even a little about her know shes a survivor, then a thriver and always a winner ... against all odds. Eddie McGuire