Businessman known as ‘Candyman 2.0’ who flaunts his sports cars on social media is charged with dangerous driving at a car meet
- Troy Williams, aka Candyman 2.0, faced Southport Magistrates Court on Monday
- He allegedly drove dangerously at a Gold Coast car meet in November 2019
- Williams, the owner of Eye Candy Motorsports, boasts 140,000 Instagram fans
- Like tobacco king Travers Beynon, aka Candyman, he flaunts his lifestyle online
- His case was adjourned on Monday to return to court again in March 2021
A businessman dubbed Candyman 2.0 who flaunts bikini clad women and sports cars on social media has been charged with dangerous driving at a car meet.
Troy Williams, known as Troy Candy to his more than 141,000 Instagram followers, faced Southport Magistrates Court on Monday over the alleged incident on the Gold Coast, in November 2019.
The 31-year-old was arrested in hotel quarantine late last year, after moving from Victoria to Queensland, and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle in relation to the Helensvale car event the year prior.
Troy Williams faced Southport Magistrates Court on Monday over the alleged incident on the Gold Coast, in November 2019
The 31-year-old was arrested in hotel quarantine late last year, after moving from Victoria to Queensland, and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
His defence lawyer Blake Fraser adjourned the matter in court on Monday, which is now expected to be heard in March, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Williams accumulated his wealth through his custom car business Eye Candy Motorsports, clothing brands, and personalised party merchandise, which he started while living in Melbourne.
Like Gold Coast owner of Free Choice Tobacco Travers Beynon, aka the original Candyman, Williams flaunts his lavish lifestyle to his thousands of online fans, regularly posting photos of fast cars, jetskis, motorbikes, parties and scantily dressed women.
Controversial tobacco tycoon Travers ‘The Candyman’ Beynon (pictured middle) has a number of women living in his Gold Coast mansion
He has become known for his outlandish stunts, last year sharing footage of his wild Australia Day festivities, which included an exclusive boozy hummer ride with plenty of women.
Over the years, his antics on January 26 have included riding a dirt bike and jetski into a pool.
‘I know I’ve got an influence and younger kids see me online and think it’s cool to drive (dangerously) on the road,’ he told the publication on Monday.
Over the years, his ‘Straya Day’ antics have included riding a dirt bike and jetski into a pool (pictured with a group of friends on Australia Day 2019)
‘I know cops worry about that and I have really made a conscious effort since I’ve moved to remember my influence on anyone and tried to promote driving on the tracks.’
Williams is aware of the comparisons with Beynon and agrees they market their businesses in the same way – showcasing what is for many an unattainable lifestyle.
But he ‘doesn’t have 15 girls at his house’ on any given day, Williams said.