The Sunday Times - - NEWS - FIONA BYRNE

MODEL Is­abella Carl­strom has spo­ken of the hap­pi­ness she shares with AFLW star Moana Hope and of find­ing her­self la­belled a WAG af­ter they made their red car­pet de­but at the Brown­low Medal.

Carl­strom and Hope had been see­ing each other since the start of the year but de­cided to make their re­la­tion­ship pub­lic at footy’s big­gest night. Their strik­ing ap­pear­ance on the red car­pet (in­set below) was one of the stand-out im­ages of the evening.

“It was a re­ally big mo­ment for us, but we had been to­gether for a while be­fore that and we hadn’t re­ally said any­thing about it, and we just wanted to be us, out and about as a cou­ple,” Carl­strom said. “And it was re­ally lovely . . . AFL is such a big part of her (Moana’s) life and it was very spe­cial to be there with her. I am just so ex­cited about the pos­i­tive re­ac­tion that came from all of it, it has been re­ally nice.” As for be­ing a WAG, it is not a la­bel she has em­braced. “A WAG, that was hys­ter­i­cal,” Carl­strom said.

And she also laughed off those who re­ferred to her as Hope’s friend rather than part­ner.

“It is the 21st cen­tury, 2017, and ev­ery­body just needs to get on board and get with it,” said Carl­strom, who urged peo­ple to vote yes in the mar­riage sur­vey.

Carl­strom is rep­re­sented by Vivien’s Mod­els and is the new face of Jag­gad ath­letic wear.

Pic­ture: Ja­son Edwards

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