in , ,

Why Laurina Fleure Should Win I’m A Celebrity

Laurina Fleur

This isn’t The Bachelor, girlfriend; you put those cosmetically tattooed eyebrows on the line, or there’s no place for you around the celebrity campfire!

But then almost overnight, the surgically-enhanced, say-the-first-thing-that-comes-into-her head fashion designer from Melbourne won me over.

Laurina Fleure I’m A Celebrity 1

Love her, or love to loathe her, there’s no denying this girl has bigger kahunas than the baboon tarantula she so fearlessly caressed in her moisturised hand last night.

Week-after-week she’s bounded through an unprecedented number of ‘Tucker Trials’, in which viewers vote to push a celebrity into drinking vomit-inducing jungle concoctions, or as Laurina so bravely did in one episode, lie in a pit of angry snakes.

Each time she’s emerged the victor, and in the process, thumbed her nose at the most-dangerous critters of all – her fellow contestants.

Maybe it was the episode in which fierce rival Jo Beth Taylor flicked her the finger for hogging the mirror that turned me. Or was it Anthony Callea having one of his many Laurina-inspired tantrums?

Laurina Fleure I’m A Celebrity3

Doesn’t really matter.

What I really admire about Laurina is that for someone so unreservedly proud of her many surgical enhancements she’s got a skin thicker than a rhino.

Her rivals have plotted, conspired and marginalised her from Day One (with the exception of you Chief).

But there she proudly stood, with a grin a mile wide as she gave A-lister Shane Warne the obligatory bum tap through the jungle exit last night.

Laurina Fleure I’m A Celebrity5

With nothing to prove, and no tarnished image to resurrect, Laurina is now the last woman standing.

Even one of her fiercest rivals in those rocky first days, Brendan Fevola, has begrudgingly come around to realise there’s more Tarzan in this Princess than Jane.

To borrow the fighting words of her former Bachelor rival, Sam Frost, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Laurina has got this.

Written by James Graham

With over 20 years as a journalist and TV producer, The Carousel Editor James Graham has a wealth of experience covering the full media spectrum.

James has a formidable reputation as a talented media veteran and worked as a reporter, script writer and as the producer of the TV documentary The Road To Athens.

He has worked across newspapers, radio and the biggest flagship magazine brands in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, James was the News Director at Woman's Day and New Idea.

Whether filing celebrity exclusives, or some of the biggest real-life splashes of recent years, James’ career has always been at the frontline of mainstream media.

When not in the Ed’s chair, you’ll find him at Royal Randwick, his beloved Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches – or visiting his mum in his native New Zealand.

Penguin Swims 8000km

Penguin Swims 8000km To Thank The Man Who Saved Him

Nicole Trunfio Headlines Target's Celeb VAMFF Runway

Nicole Trunfio Headlines At Target’s VAMFF Runway