Mr NAIDOC title a big hit
MR NAIDOC, the search for handsome Aboriginal role models, has naturally turned out to be more of a comedy fest than a fashion parade.
Capping off a big schedule of NAIDOC Week events on the Coffs Coast, the search for Mr NAIDOC once again proved a big hit.
On the night the community got a glimpse of well-known local Aboriginal professionals, sports stars and elders like they had never been seen before.
“A lot of the guys really put themselves out there, it was great night,” Mr NAIDOC MC Rueben Robinson said.
“As we saw, Mr NAIDOC is a great way of showing the community that there are plenty of positive Aboriginal role models on the Coffs Coast.
“While it’s all light-hearted, it’s also a great away to brush away the stigmas that Aboriginal men quite often get in the wider community.
“More to the point, though, it’s a great night where everyone gets a good laugh. Good on the boys for making it such a success.”
Like in all beauty pageants and fashion parades there could only be a few winners.
Shaun Hart was a crowd favourite in taking out the open Mr NAIDOC class.
Ken McIntosh scooped the field as the mature Mr NAIDOC.
There could only be one Mr NAIDOC Goldie Oldie and that tag was reserved for the youthful Kevin Ferguson.