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Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen MP has today owned up to his past life as a plus-sized male model in the early 1990’s.
Just one month after he last made headlines for outsourcing his weight-loss surgery to a Muslim country, the son of sugarcane barons in North Queensland has admitted to posing for the 1996 breakthrough Matchbox 20 album ‘Yourself or someone like you’.
“There has been some inquiries into my life before politics” he said, in front of a media scrum at Parliament House this morning.
“I think it is time for me to clear up that, after a brief stint in stock photo modelling, I was paid a handsome sum to feature as the face of the the debut studio album by American rock band Matchbox 20”
Released in 1996, ‘Yourself or someone like you’ features a sound similar to traditional rock sound and post-grunge. The album features themes of adolescence, loneliness, psychological abuse, humiliation, depression, anger, and alcoholism. The album sold several million copies in the U.S and was certified Diamond, and it was also certified multi-platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. To date, the album has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
Christensen, now an established National Party politician, says every now and then he throws on a couple of Rob Thomas ballads to take himself back to a much simpler time – before he was gifted such grave responsibilities.
“3AM is definitely my favourite track from that album”
“I don’t mind Real World either. It’s the type of music you throw on after a few cane champagnes and hot one”
“Real sing-a-longs, you know”