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Antonia Kidman the ‘face of Floriade’

By GnT 26 August 2009 36

That famous sister has been named as the ‘face of Floriade’. She will be in Canberra to officially open Floriade on September 11. According to the CT, she is a good choice because she loves gardening and is a yoga devotee, fitting in with this year’s theme of ‘Mind, Body and Soul’.

However wouldn’t it have been nice to select a local Canberran to be the face of our most famous festival? Antonia lives in Sydney and has never even been to Floriade before.

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toriness 7:14 am 28 Aug 09

4 kids!? nicole must be SUPER pissed that antonia hogged all the fertility genes.

Pandy 10:35 pm 27 Aug 09

4 kids!!! I too would have liked to have been rich in my youth to have had more than 2.

Pommy bastard 6:36 pm 27 Aug 09

GnT said :

She is quite well known in the ‘parenting’ world. She has 4 kids, and presents a TV show (or two?) on pay TV, and has produced DVDs on raising children.

In which case I take back my allegation she is “V list”, she’s no higher than “Y list”

GnT 4:43 pm 27 Aug 09

She is quite well known in the ‘parenting’ world. She has 4 kids, and presents a TV show (or two?) on pay TV, and has produced DVDs on raising children.

caf 4:26 pm 27 Aug 09

I think she hosts a TV show up in Sin City.

Thumper 2:56 pm 27 Aug 09

So, she’s famous for… being famous?

deezagood 2:20 pm 27 Aug 09

Antonia is quite a celebrity in her own right in Sydney; and Sydney-siders are a close local market for promoting Canberran attactions. I think this is sensible marketing. Antonia is classy, intelligent and she looks lovely in her flowery-Floriade promotion dress. It’s all good. At least she is Australian (unlike the international scrubbers they lure to the Melbourne Cup each year!).

astrojax 12:44 pm 27 Aug 09

Pelican Lini said :

Worst cultural cringe ever.
Fer cryin’ out loud she’s just the sister of somebody famous (who hasn’t done anything good since Bangkok Hilton IMO)

you mean ‘hasn’t done anythig good – full stop!’

you really think they could have got ‘somebody’ and not have had to resort to ‘somebody’s sister’, for pity’s sake.

we pay close to half a million for an afl game no-one went to see, so while this is actually good economic sense against that, we should have had matilda house or someone a bit more spiritual and recognisable and, like, local…

Mr Evil 11:26 am 27 Aug 09

But who in Canberra can we pick from the local ‘talent’ pool?

Cam and Lisa from FM-104.7????

Jorian Gardner???

Hayley what’s-her-name-from-Holt????

Virginia ban-the-burka Hausegger???

muFasa 10:51 am 27 Aug 09

What the hell… this is a new low for the Stanhope Govt… and one didn’t think it could get worse. Why the hell is Antonia Kidman opening Floriade – nothing against her personally, but we couldn’t get someone from Canberra – or at least do something edgy to open Floriade?? I like the idea of Chanel Cole to open.

I’d also like to add that if this is costing the ACT Govt (and therefore the taxpayers) money then that is a joke. Considering the lack of talent anywhere in Assembly I vote to get rid of self government – who’s with me??

Mr Evil 9:55 am 27 Aug 09

Why not ask Kyle Sandilands to open Floriade?

He’d really put the event on the map!

At least Antonia’s got one thing going for her – unlike her Nicole, her face and nose doesn’t look like something Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery team bashed together one Friday afternoon after a long lunch.

Danman 8:37 am 27 Aug 09

I’d prefer the Kumars at number 42.

GardeningGirl 1:09 am 27 Aug 09

She loves gardening and she lives just up the highway but she’s never been to Floriade before? Do we really need to pay her to come and feign enthusiasm?

Primal 11:11 pm 26 Aug 09

Mark Carmody gets snubbed again.

vg 9:39 pm 26 Aug 09

“Although Michael Milton would surely have been an ideal ambassador for the festival, no matter what city he happens to call home.”

and 99% of the country has no idea who he is

sexynotsmart 8:31 pm 26 Aug 09

I think it’s a good idea to get a hot Sydneysider in the marketing campaign. Don’t have any stats, but geography would suggest there will be a significant number of NSW visitors.

But if the polls are still open in the ‘suggest a local’ stakes, I would like to nominate the very tidy piece of young talent used to promote the last Black Opal racing carnival. Sorry I forgot your name! Floriade and spring racing… there have to be some synergies there.

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