Spot the difference! Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott unveils a VERY lifelike waxwork of himself at Madame Tussauds in Sydney
Dylan Alcott proved he’s always a good sport as he put on an animated show while unveiling a waxwork of himself at Madame Tussauds, Sydney.
The Olympic star, 31, made his way to Darling Harbour alongside his sexologist girlfriend, Chantelle Otten.
The pair looked in high spirits as they laughed and joked about the waxwork, which bore an uncanny likeness to the athlete.
Spot the difference! Dylan Alcott, 31, acted playful as he unveiled a lifelike waxwork of himself at Madame Tussauds alongside sexologist girlfriend, Chantelle Otten. Both pictured
The waxwork showed the tennis champion holding up a racket after a win with his arms outstretched at the Australian Open.
Chantelle playfully massaged the wax figure while Dylan looked slightly perplexed at how well the waxwork was done of him.
Chantelle at one point shared a playful laugh with Dylan as she looked over at him while he had a puzzled look on his face.
The pair looked in high spirits as they laughed and joked about the waxwork, which bore an uncanny likeness to the athlete
The Melbourne sexologist wore an off-the-shoulder white dress to the event. Dylan was wearing all black to the unveiling.
It comes after Dylan weighed in on Australians rorting disability insurance earlier this month, alongside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
The 2022 Australian of the Year was launching The Field, a service matching disabled Australians to employers, at Parliament House.
Chantelle playfully massaged the wax figure while Dylan looked slightly perplexed at how well the waxwork was done of him
Mr Alcott was asked about fraud uncovered in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is being investigated by a $126.3 million taskforce.
‘They can go and get stuffed,’ he said, bluntly.
‘There are some dodgy people out there doing dodgy things, and the government has already commissioned the fusion fraud taskforce and that’s going to find people do the wrong thing.
‘If you are watching this and you are doing the wrong thing, you are literally taking away from a neurodiverse kid getting care,’ he continued.
The Melbourne sexologist wore an off-the-shoulder white dress to the event. Dylan was wearing all black to the unveiling
‘You are taking away someone with a high level of disability having a shower.
‘You are not taking away us having fast cars and stuff like that. That is not what it’s about. So remind yourself, if you are doing that, hey, you know what? I’m not going to try and do that anymore.’
Mr Alcott said although problems with fraud existed, the NDIS was a ‘bloody awesome’ scheme that helped almost 550,000 Australians.
‘I’m starting by saying the NDIS is bloody awesome. We commissioned the NDIS report four months ago, the first half is about how good the NDIS is,’ he said.
The good-natured pair were joined by pals as they posed for photos
‘We talked about early intervention before. One of the things we found out about in this report, for kids with early intervention on the NDIS before the age of six have double the amount of friends as kids without.
‘I had no friends when I was five, I’ve still got goosebumps saying that. I would have loved to have had the NDIS, did you know that?
‘We don’t talk about the economic growth of it being involved in things like that. First and foremost, it is awesome, and we need to hear more stories about the good things that are happening.’
Mr Alcott told reporters in Parliament House, alongside the prime minister and NDIS Minister Bill Shorten, that businesses needed help finding disabled staff.
He said although Australia was in the middle of a worker shortage, there were 500,000 people with disabilities looking for work.
Dylan lashed out at Australians stealing from kids who need care by rorting disability insurance earlier this month, during an announcement alongside Anthony Albanese