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Breast we forget – Zoo Weekly pays tribute to the Anzacs

The most unlikely tribute to the Anzac legend in the media this week has come from Bauer Media’s lad’s mag  Zoo Weekly.

So just in case you’re not one of the 19 readers who gets their hands on each copy of Zoo, here’s how they decided to celebrate it.

First, the cover. A classic image of a solemn young woman holding a poppy, dressed in a bikini.

zoo weekly coverInside we discover the young lady Zoo has chosen to pose with old recruitment posters and poppies in a red and white bikini is model Erin Pash:

zoo weekly anzac 1Obviously there must be a link between Pash and the military/Gallipoli to justify the “Lest we forget” headline – which will no doubt be uncovered in the interview accompanying the spread.

Q: “G’day Erin. What do you usually do when Anzac Day rolls around?”

A: “I’d love to say I got up at 4am and go to the dawn service every year, but I usually sleep in because it’s a rare day off for me, then I’ll relax with friends, watch some of the Anzac Day march on TV and then watch the football. If we’re lucky enough to have good weather, I’ll head to the beach with friends and we’ll get our bikinis out.”

Ok, not a great start. Maybe she had friends or relatives in the armed services?

“No friends, nobody I know at the moment, but my great grandfather was in the army.”

Right, this line of questioning isn’t working out, let’s try the classic “do you like men in uniform?” question.

“Yeah, I do like guys in uniform. They’re bad arses, they have guns and they’re really fit and well built.”

Q: Plus they know how to follow orders…

A: [Laughs] “Yeah, they do what they’re told. Plus they can usually get down and do 100 push ups in a row, which is impressive!”


i like men in uniform Zoo weekly anzac

After the interview follows a few pages of usual Zoo fodder like “Aussie’s amazing battle with 450kg shark”, “One hump or two? 450kg camel gets roasted to perfection in the world’s biggest tandoor oven”, and “How to fly a snowmobile without dying”.

And what commemorative piece is incomplete without a video of how the photoshoot happened being made available through the augmented reality app Viewa?

Then comes an eight-page spread on “100 things every Aussie should know about the Anzacs” containing some genuinely interesting facts.  IMG_2288

And that’s followed up by a moving double page spread “Anzacs in their own words” with a string of quotes taken from those who took part in the battle at Gallipoli, including one talking about drawing his bayonet and seeing his commanding officer being shot.


Then on the very next page are the latest gadgets and tech, including a $109 knife with an “ultra-tough blade with ceramic coating, so it’ll slice almost anything”. IMG_2290

And of course the whole “Special commemorative issue” comes bound in a wrapping which reads: “Warning! Contents contain dangerous amounts of lady hotness,
“useful” facts, hilarity & other bloke stuff”.



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