Grew up strongly connected to the red soil of Darwin in the Northern Territory, part of a multicultural family, with an aboriginal mother and Indonesian father. After leaping into the limelight on Australian Idol in 2006, Jessica has gone on to become a massive star, signing a record deal with Sony and recording hit albums including: ‘The Journey’ (2007), ‘Been Waiting’ (2008) and ‘Get ‘em Girls’ (2010) which she recorded with Snoop Dog and Ludacris. In January 2010, Mauboy also made her acting debut in the film adaptation of the 1990 Indigenous musical, Bran Nue Dae. Jessica recently took some time out to fly to Canberra to be the face of the National Multicultural Festival and hang out with some of her young Indigenous fans.

“Growing up I never thought I’d be a role model. I just love what I do…  If I can give kids a little bit of inspiration that they can achieve their dreams, that’s awesome.”