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Tony Abbott daughter prepare bikini modelling competition

She might be known for her politician father, but Tony Abbott’s daughter, Frances, has shown that there’s more to her than just having a famous dad.

The 26-year-old – who is based in Melbourne – revealed she is soon to compete in a bikini modelling competition in her home city, after ‘weeks of training, weighing your food, staying in, posing, flexing, twisting’.

Frances’s Instagram profile is filled with documentation of the lead-up to this weekend’s competition, the Australian ICN Victorian State Titles.

Tony Abbott’s daughter, Frances (pictured), revealed she is soon to compete in a bikini modelling competition in her home city of Melbourne 

This comes after she threw her support behind the Vote Yes campaign for same sex marriage earlier on this month (pictured)

This comes after she threw her support behind the Vote Yes campaign for same sex marriage earlier on this month (pictured)

Frances said this comes after 'weeks of training, weighing your food, staying in, posing, flexing, twisting' 

Frances said this comes after ‘weeks of training, weighing your food, staying in, posing, flexing, twisting’ 

Tony Abbott pictured with his sister, Christine Forster

Tony Abbott pictured with his sister, Christine Forster

Frances – who works as a personal trainer at Life Hub gym – will compete in the ‘first timer’ bikini fitness model division, as well as the ‘sports model’ category.

The competition is set to attract more than 700 competitors – in both the novice and elite categories.

For the ‘sports model’ category, Frances and her fellow competitors must wear a two-piece fitness outfit.

Ms Abbott - who works as a personal trainer at Life Hub gym - will compete in the 'first timer' bikini fitness model division, as well as the 'sports model' category

Ms Abbott – who works as a personal trainer at Life Hub gym – will compete in the ‘first timer’ bikini fitness model division, as well as the ‘sports model’ category

'One week to go. The home stretch. Stage is in sight. It ain't gonna be easy. But it sure as hell is exciting,' Frances posted on one of her training Instagram photos

'One week to go. The home stretch. Stage is in sight. It ain't gonna be easy. But it sure as hell is exciting,' Frances posted on one of her training Instagram photos

‘One week to go. The home stretch. Stage is in sight. It ain’t gonna be easy. But it sure as hell is exciting,’ Frances posted on one of her training Instagram photos

‘One week to go. The home stretch. Stage is in sight. It ain’t gonna be easy. But it sure as hell is exciting,’ Frances posted on one of her training Instagram photos.

‘No mirror, just judges and a crowd of people and not much in the way of pants, just a few inches of Lycra and some bling bling [sic],’ she wrote next to another snap. 

According to the Australian ICN President, Tony Lanciano, the judges are looking for ‘similar things’ in the competition, but it’s not necessarily what you think:

‘They don’t necessarily need to have a six pack – as long as they look good,’ he told news.com.au. 

According to the Australian ICN President, Tony Lanciano, the judges are looking for 'similar things' in the competition - and it's not necessarily a six pack

According to the Australian ICN President, Tony Lanciano, the judges are looking for ‘similar things’ in the competition – and it’s not necessarily a six pack

'No mirror, just judges and a crowd of people and not much in the way of pants, just a few inches of Lycra and some bling bling [sic],' Frances wrote next to one Instagram post

‘No mirror, just judges and a crowd of people and not much in the way of pants, just a few inches of Lycra and some bling bling [sic],’ Frances wrote next to one Instagram post

Speaking on the radio about his daughter joining the Yes campaign, Tony Abbott said he was proud his daughter was an 'independent woman' (pictured with his family)

Speaking on the radio about his daughter joining the Yes campaign, Tony Abbott said he was proud his daughter was an ‘independent woman’ (pictured with his family)

Earlier in the week, 26-year-old Frances hit headlines, after she threw her support behind the ‘VOTE YES’ campaign for same-sex marriage.

Taking to her Instagram account, she told her followers that while she ‘doesn’t care for politics, [but] I really do care for love’.

She did this while wearing a VOTE YES T-shirt.

Even thought Frances’s father, politician, Tony Abbott, is a leading figure in the No campaign, the personal trainer’s post attracted more than 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

‘A brave step in the right direction! You’re awesome,’ one commenter posted.

‘It takes courage, well done,’ another person added.

The competition will take place in Melbourne this weekend

The competition will take place in Melbourne this weekend

Frances has been documenting her progress on Instagram (pictured)

Frances has been documenting her progress on Instagram (pictured)

Speaking on the radio about his daughter joining the Yes campaign, Tony Abbott said he was proud his daughter was an ‘independent woman’.

‘Both of us raised Francey, as our other daughters, to be her own person and I am proud of her,’ Mr Abbott told Sydney station, 2GB.

‘I am proud of the fact she is an independent woman, who has her own thoughts and who does her own thing. 

‘I respectfully disagree with her on this issue but I am certainly very proud of her.’ 

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