The second season of Instant Hotel dropped on Netflix on Friday, June 28th with an all-new cast, huge new prize and a new host!

This season we meet four couples as they compete for their property to be crowned Australia’s ultimate Instant Hotel.

But one couple, in particular, caused a bit of a commotion on the show.

Who else, but Gene and Sharon!

Read on to find out everything you need to know about Sharon Salvestrin, one half of the most talked about the duo of the series…

Screenshot: Instant Hotel S2 E4 – Netflix

Meet Sharon Salvestrin

Sharon Salvestrin was born in Queensland in 1973.

She has had a long and varied career before embarking on her dreamy real estate journey.

At the age of 17 she took the bold step of moving to Brisbane alone to pursue her modelling career. Disappointed with the opportunities available, she then started her own modelling agency, North Queensland Models.

After her modelling stint, she became a flight attendant with Ansett at the age of 23, before the company closed.

Sharon, on her website, has also listed numerous career paths to her CV such as reality TV personality, qualified marriage celebrant, model, TV presenter and luxury resort creator… she’s definitely a busy lady!

Sharon and Gene

The Instant Hotel stars married in 2001 when Sharon was 24-years-old and together they have two daughters.

Although we meet neither daughter on the show, we know that the eldest was the one who signed Gene and Sharon up for the programme!

They share lots of adorable family pics together on her Insta and are clearly a very close family.

After they were married they decided to open the East Bedarra Island Retreat – also known as the Misty Mountains Retreat – in Northern Queensland. This is the property they competed with on Instant Hotel season 2 and it is the island they got married on!

Follow Sharon on Instagram

If you were a fan of Sharon’s on the show and want to follow her on Instagram, you can!

She has over 54,000 followers already @sharonsalvestrin, where she posts regular snaps of her and hubby Gene, their gorgeous resort and their family.

You can also keep up to date with Sharon on her Twitter page, where she shares all the details of her work.



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