Benjahmin James AKA Carla Bankstown

We all know Carla from Bankstown as the sassy Queen of social media, TikTok influencer, have garnered over 250,000 views of her hilarious videos.

star of Celebrity Apprentice and the comedic personal assistant of NSW Premiere Gladys Berejiklian, but now meet the very talented man behind the character, Benjahmin James who is also equally as fasinating.

 After a rough time in high school where he was subject to relentless bullying, Carla from Bankstown was the outlet that embodies the strength and resilience he wishes he had at the time. He hopes to inspire others that have been through similar experiences to embrace their authentic self.

He is a sweet, talented guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and values loyalty.

While Carla’s most popular sketch is being a secretary to Gladys Berejiklian, her sketches see her in multiple roles. She’s been a shopping channel host, flight attendant and hospital worker; Carla believes she’s very multifaceted and talented.

She has multiple celebrities on speed dial who she can call on during Celebrity Apprentice including Alex Perry, Julia Morris, Anthony Callea, and Abbie Chatfield. Carla is a team player but if anyone throws her under the bus – she’ll unveil her ‘sass hole’ side.

Ben is also support Twenty10, a Sydney based service working across New South Wales to provide a broad range of specialised services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support. They also offer inclusivity training and consulting for organisations and service providers across most sectors.