Just when we thought we'd just about seen and heard everything about Sally Fitzgibbons as she prepares for her world title fight with Steph Gilmore, the surfer girl from the NSW South Coast goes and wins the inaugural Australian Bachelorette of the Year.
she's the perfect example of what an all-rounder really is
Yep, as held by Pedestrian.tv, this week Sal trumped the likes of Ruby Rose and a heap of others to be crowned by the public and a panel of esteemed judges - tough gig - as Australia's most eligible bachelorette. That says a heap about Sal, but even more about who the public actually see as desirable role models. Yay, Sal!
At a hip venue where the majority of contestants and party goers were indulging in a little of the devil's liquid candy - alcohol that is - Sal didn't need anything to put a smile on her face - those cheeks must get sore. In fact, once she was announced winner, some feared her happiness levels could spike so high she'd spontaneously combust.
"It's not just Sally's quantifiable achievements that made her such an appealing Bachelorette of the Year nominee, it's the way in which she goes about her profession and approaches her challenges with such poise and down-to-earth humility makes her an inspiration to us all," the Pedestrian.tv types said.
"Ultimately, Sally stood out from the amazingly accomplished and talented field of fabulous single women because she's the perfect example of what an all-rounder really is - an incredibly motivated and hardworking woman whose achievements speak for themselves without ever losing her laidback sense of humour, generous nature and positivity."
Now, we can't argue with that...
“When I was a real youngster, I wanted to be a princess with a tiara, but the one that always topped that was wanting to be a champion sportswoman," said Sal, still grinning.
“I'm chasing that world title. I'm close to that one. To get two dreams in one year, that would be amazing!”