Anthony Albanese may confront numerous challenging leadership situations, but few are likely to leave a deeper impression on him than meeting Perth grandfather John Bradley, whose green mankini left little to the imagination of the prime minister.
During Sunday night’s Telethon7 charity event in Western Australia, 76-year-old Mr. Bradley wore a highly revealing dress to win a bet and raise $25,000.
Mr. Bradley confidently went across the Telethon set to greet the “horrified” Prime Minister, with the few shreds of fabric preserving his modesty nearly lost to the side view.
During a meeting with the Prime Minister, John Bradley, a grandfather from Perth, was willing to divulge nearly all for the benefit of charity.
Mr. Albanese, who was wearing an eye-catching telethon pyjama top, was overheard saying “excellent on you” while laughing.
Mr. Albanese added, referring to his non-prime ministerial evening clothing, “I got off easy.”
Mr. Bradley explained to 2GB host Ben Fordham on Monday morning that he donned the mankini made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat persona in order to win two bets and raise $25,000.
The spouse of his daughter, who owns a seafood business, initially wagered $1,000 that he wouldn’t walk a stretch of beach in the mankini.
During the telethon event, according to Mr. Bradley, Anthony Albanese welcomed him with a horrified expression.
Mr. Bradley increased the wager to $10,000 and obediently walked away on Thursday.
A second wager for an additional $15,000 challenged Mr. Bradley to don the mankini and present the Prime Minister with two checks.
Evidently, the Prime Minister was slightly surprised.
Mr. Bradley stated, “His expression was one of dread.”
‘He (Mr Albanese) stated he’ll “never forget it”.’
Mr. Bradley stated on Seven’s Sunrise program on Monday morning that it was a somewhat unpleasant beginning to Mr. Albanese’s annual fundraising in Perth.
In the self-titled 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen made the character of Borat popular, with the picture of Cohen in a green one-piece “mankini” being synonymous with the character.
Mr. Bradley stated, “I don’t believe he was accustomed to what occurs at telephones, since these types of incidents are common.”
He also disclosed that his wife experienced a comparable reaction.
“She’s not too thrilled about it,” he informed the amused interviewers.
She stated, “This is the first and only time you will ever do it.”
David Koch asked Mr. Bradley whether he had considered wearing ‘flesh-colored underwear’ Mr. Bradley responded that he had tried on approximately ten pairs of his wife’s underwear but did not feel that this fulfilled the wager.
During his appearance on the Telethon7 program, Mr. Albanese proudly donned a colorful pajama top.
“The agreement was that I would wear a mankini, and that’s how it would always be,” he claimed.
“I had no difficulties with it.
“Money for the children was the only thing on my mind, and it was the only reason I did it.
I was not at all concerned about the situation.
According to the most current update on the event’s Facebook page, Mr. Bradley’s lack of self-consciousness contributed to the over $71 million being raised during the event.