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Nadia Bartel returns to the Melbourne social circuit as celebrity ambassador for Caulfield Cup

She’s back! Nadia Bartel returns to the Melbourne social circuit as she is named celebrity ambassador for Caulfield Cup – one year after THAT white powder scandal

Nadia Bartel is putting her infamous snorting scandal behind her as she reenters Melbourne’s social scene. 

The former AFL WAG, who has avoided red carpet events since her spectacular fall from grace last year, has been announced as a celebrity ambassador the 2022 Caulfield Cup racing carnival next weekend. 

According to the Herald Sun, Nadia, 37, has been given the title ‘friend of Caulfield’, a role that includes promoting the races and modelling the latest in trackside fashion.

Former footy WAG Nadia Bartel, 37, (pictured) is returning to the Melbourne social circuit this month after being named a celebrity ambassador for the Caulfield Cup – one year after THAT white powder scandal 

Nadia is no stranger to the horse racing season, having served as a style ambassador for the Melbourne Racing Club a on several occasions over the years.

Her return to the spotlight comes a year after the influencer was forced to flee the spotlight amid her image-destroying white powder scandal. 

On September 2 last year, Nadia was filmed breaking Melbourne’s lockdown and snorting white powder from a a $1.50 Kmart plate at an illegal gathering at a friend’s house.

Nadia is no stranger to the horse racing season, having served as a style ambassador for the Melbourne Racing Club a on several occasions over the years. (She is pictured attending Derby Day at Flemington racecourse, 2019)

Nadia is no stranger to the horse racing season, having served as a style ambassador for the Melbourne Racing Club a on several occasions over the years. (She is pictured attending Derby Day at Flemington racecourse, 2019) 

Her return to the spotlight comes a year after the influencer was forced to flee the spotlight amid her image-destroying white powder scandal. (She is pictured attending the Melbourne Cup at Flemington racecourse, 2019)

Her return to the spotlight comes a year after the influencer was forced to flee the spotlight amid her image-destroying white powder scandal. (She is pictured attending the Melbourne Cup at Flemington racecourse, 2019)

Her business partner Ellie Pearson accidentally uploaded the footage to social media, forcing Nadia to issue a public apology one day later.

At the time, private and public gatherings were not permitted in Melbourne under statewide Covid restrictions.

Nadia’s apology – which included an appeal for forgiveness from health workers – was followed by weeks of silence on social media. 

On September 2 last year, Nadia (left) was filmed breaking Melbourne's strict Covid lockdown and snorting white powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate

On September 2 last year, Nadia (left) was filmed breaking Melbourne’s strict Covid lockdown and snorting white powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate

She and three other women were each fined $5,452 after damning footage of the party was accidentally posted on Instagram by her friend Ellie Pearson

She and three other women were each fined $5,452 after damning footage of the party was accidentally posted on Instagram by her friend Ellie Pearson

She and three other women were each fined $5,452 after damning footage of the party was accidentally posted on Instagram by her friend Ellie Pearson 

Nadia issued a public apology (pictured) on Instagram a day later

Nadia issued a public apology (pictured) on Instagram a day later

Nadia and three other women were later fined $5,452 each for breaking lockdown. 

She wasn’t charged with drug offences, however, because Victoria Police couldn’t prove what she was snorting.

Nadia’s impending return to the spotlight comes days after her ex-husband, Geelong Cats star Jimmy Bartel, revealed his girlfriend Amelia Shepperd is pregnant with their first child, a baby girl. 

The former AFL star also shares two sons with ex-wife Nadia, sons Henley, three, and Aston, six. 

The Caulfield Cup Carnival will take place on 15 October and will be broadcast on Channel 7. 

Nadia's impending return to the spotlight comes days after her ex-husband, Geelong Cats star Jimmy Bartel, revealed his girlfriend Amelia Shepperd (left) is pregnant with their first child, a baby girl

Nadia’s impending return to the spotlight comes days after her ex-husband, Geelong Cats star Jimmy Bartel, revealed his girlfriend Amelia Shepperd (left) is pregnant with their first child, a baby girl

Nadia is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple, who share two children, split in 2019 after five years of marriage

Nadia is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple, who share two children, split in 2019 after five years of marriage

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