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Former Bill Shorten staffer and Bachelor star’s cringeworthy tape

Alisha Aitken-Radburn entered the Bachelor 2018 mansion with almost as much notoriety as this season’s ‘celebrity’ lead.

While she’s perhaps not quite as recognisable as Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins, the former Bill Shorten staffer has certainly seen her star status rise since 2012.

On Friday, footage of the confident blonde’s cringeworthy audition tape to become a Stereosonic festival reporter resurfaced via one of her prankster mates.

 ‘My revenge’: New Bachelor contestant and former Bill Shorten staffer Alisha Aitken-Radburn’s cringeworthy Stereosonic festival fashion reporter audition tape surfaced by prankster mate

‘This is my revenge for all the things you’ve done, all the things you will do, and all the things you have ever thought about doing,’ her friend captioned the video.

It showed the former University of Sydney Union President putting on a busty display in an unjustifiably confronting camera angle.

Alisha held up a product that appeared to be a required inclusion for entry in a competition to report on fashion trends at defunct music festival, Stereosonic.

Cringe! 'With my Fresher Flawless SPF 15+ foundation, and my bright pink Australis lip, I'm all set to report on the hottest fashion trends from Stereosonic Sydney,' she said in the clip

Cringe! ‘With my Fresher Flawless SPF 15+ foundation, and my bright pink Australis lip, I’m all set to report on the hottest fashion trends from Stereosonic Sydney,’ she said in the clip

‘With my Fresher Flawless SPF 15+ foundation, and my bright pink Australis lip, I’m all set to report on the hottest fashion trends from Stereosonic Sydney,’ she said.

It’s unclear whether Alisha was successful in her bid, but her closing statement surely hurt her chances.

Clearly another required talking point to qualify for the competition, the reality star name-dropped her very left-of-field ‘fashion icon.’

Staying power! The video was first shared by her friend five years ago, but it had staying power, with comments on the post appearing as recently as twelve months ago

Staying power! The video was first shared by her friend five years ago, but it had staying power, with comments on the post appearing as recently as twelve months ago

Rather than citing the ethereal beauty of Audrey Hepburn, or the Maximalist stylings of Diana Ross, Alisha cited LMFAO frontman Red Foo.

‘Now I’m as festival ready as my fashion icon, Red Foo from LMFAO,’ she said, as the footage cut to a stock image of one of the pop singer’s offensively bad outfits.

The video was first shared by her friend five years ago, but it had staying power, with comments on the post appearing as recently as twelve months ago. 

Already a big deal! The former Bill Shorten staffer made headlines last week, after it was revealed she'd stepped down from her job in the Labor leader's office to star in Ten's dating show

Already a big deal! The former Bill Shorten staffer made headlines last week, after it was revealed she’d stepped down from her job in the Labor leader’s office to star in Ten’s dating show

The former Bill Shorten staffer made headlines last week, after it was revealed she’d stepped down from her job in the Labor leader’s office to star in Ten’s dating show. 

 A source told Daily Mail Australia that an email ‘went around the office saying she has left to “pursue a project”.’

 The source also claimed she had recently split with her boyfriend Dean Shachar, who is ‘Vice President of the Young Liberals’ and an adviser for Pru Goward.

Split! She has recently split with her boyfriend Dean Shachar, who is 'Vice President of the Young Liberals' and an adviser for Pru Goward

Split! She has recently split with her boyfriend Dean Shachar, who is ‘Vice President of the Young Liberals’ and an adviser for Pru Goward



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