Celebrity Big Brother's Darryn Lyons has been elected mayor in Australia.
Famed for his pink Mohawk haircut and surgically enhanced abs, the flamboyant ex-celebrity snapper won the mayoral race with a comfortable win taking 29.79 percent of the primary vote.
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After living in Europe for the better part of three decades, Lyons – whose campaign slogan was "vision, passion and change" – returned to his Victorian hometown to take part in the mayoral race.
The 48-year-old looked teary-eyed as he spoke to the media, shortly after he was named the city's new mayor, saying: "I love Geelong."
At the time of announcing his candidacy, Lyons said his time in the UK had taught him that “every election needs a comedy candidate”, according to Fairfax.
“I've also seen from Tony Abbott's example that the electorate respects a man with great abs,” he added.
The Liberal party member took 70,795 votes after preferences, ahead of his nearest challenger Stephanie Asher by more than 12,600 votes.