NINJA TRADIE’S SECRETS OUT
CELEBRITY chef Jason Roberts has been enjoying the sights of the North, holidaying around Townsville.
The Manly Pavillion executive chef, who split his time between the United States and Sydney for more than a decade, has written three cookbooks and has a long resume of television appearances.
This week he’s been enjoying a bit of down time from that busy schedule, checking out the Townsville Show, exploring Magnetic Island and checking out our best fishing spots. FOR a fashion designer, there’s nothing like a celebrity wearing your clothes to give your profile a boost. MARA Swim, the brainchild of former model
a Townsville resident, and her Brisbane- based sister, has been given a dose of star power by professional surfer Fitzgibbons donned a luxury rashie from the label this week while promoting her All Australian Beach Body app, posting the photograph to Instagram. The swimwear range was launched after Parnell had a brush with melanoma in 2014 and the pair realised that it was hard to find stylish, sun safe swimmers.
Fitzgibbons’ post has attracted comments from Instagrammers loving the suit and wanting to know where they can get their own. Guess this little boost will help the label to ride the wave of success. THE North Queensland Cowboys’ Origin III players had a bit of a fan moment after the Battle of Brisbane last Sunday.
Cowboys players Michael Morgan, Coen Hess and Gavin Cooper, along with Brisbane Bronco Matt Gillett ( far left) were quick to pose for a photograph with winner Jeff Horn after the Brisbane schoolteacher’s win over Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
Having your own fame helps when it comes to getting close to a champion. TOWNSVILLE man Matt Wilson, 24, is getting ready for his 15 minutes of fame on new television show Australian Ninja Warrior, which puts competitors through a series of intense obstacle courses.
The show is modelled off US reality show American Ninja Warrior and was filmed on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour.
A diesel technician by day and part- time stripper by night, Wilson will make his small- screen debut tomorrow night.
“To be honest I’ve always loved American Ninja Warrior,” he said.
“I actually got tagged in a post this time last year from a friend who saw it was coming to Australia.”
The tradie trained for the show with runs along the Strand and up Castle Hill, using the surrounding infrastructure as obstacles.
He says nerves weren’t an issue after plenty of hen’s night performances.
“I’m usually tearing my pants off every Saturday night,” he said.
“I’ve been in a lot more compromising situations than the show.”
Wilson says his mother, who lives in Brisbane, doesn’t know he works as a stripper and he isn’t telling her before the show goes to air.
“Dad was behind that one ... I asked him if I should tell her and he said, ‘ No, I’m going to film her reaction’,” he said.
“She’s a really nice Catholic lady and she will have told all her friends to watch.”