Gok Wan loves bangers.
I mean really loves them. And, no, I’m not talking about the variety that is served with mash.
I’m talking about boobies, bosies, breasts. He can’t get enough of them.
Which is why no-one bats an eyelid when he removes his specs and dives head first into the very over-sized bangers of a mum, who’s willingly stepped up on stage at his live show last week at Westfield Chermside.
“Are you her daughters?” he asks the girls back in the audience.
“You need to look away now because Aunty Gok is going to do something you will NEVER want to remember.”
This woman is not the first to offer up her “bangers” to Gok and she won’t be the last.
For an out and proud “gay boy” who currently doesn’t have a boyfriend but is “interviewing and auditioning”, there were no shortage of women in the crowd willing to put their bodies on the line for the chance to be Gokked.
Don’t worry, being Gokked isn’t rude (well, unless he does the boob dive), it won’t hurt and you’re guaranteed to feel like a superstar afterwards.
Now, if I lost you back at Gok who?, Gok is a UK celebrity stylist, author and TV host who has built a following on making women feel good about themselves by dressing them in clothes designed for their shape, all the while having a laugh and a play.
Watching him live in action, it’s clear if this styling gig ever gets too much, you’re just as likely to find him working as a stand-up comedian. He’s that funny. A warning though, he’s a big fan of dropping an f-bomb or six.
Was the audience concerned? Not one bit.
Hundreds rocked up to see Aunty Gok in action – and eight lucky women, from a 15-year-old school girl to a 60-year-old grandmother, will be talking about their Gokking for years to come.
6 things Gok told me that you need to know now
1. Get the girls out there. “If you’ve got a big old pair of boys, you’ve got to get them out. If you hide them, you will always be embarrassed about them. You need a good bra. They need to be around your ears. You want to nip in the waist and go with anything that’s going to cradle those girls of love.”
2. Know your body shape. Check out The Westfield Body Shape Calculator - just key in your bust, waist and hip measurements and you’ll instantly know what shape you are. “Just don’t put in one measurement for one side (of your boobs) and another for the other or it will tell you you’re a mango.”
3. Have an honest relationship with your mirror. “Forget the clothes, forget the accessories. It means nothing if you don’t have a positive and honest relationship with your mirror. You don’t have to love everything but just know who you are. Love as many bits as possible.”
4. Heels are dramatic. “I like a heel. If you can’t walk in them get a taxi! When you bring someone out on stage, they are instantly walking more upright. If you put them in flats you don’t get that kind of drama.”
5. We all shouldn’t aim to look the same. “If there was one thing (that everyone should be wearing) we’d become a homogenised community of clones of people, which is really boring. It’s communism when it comes to fashion. We want to celebrate creativity and individuality.”
6. Sports sandals (jandals) should be banned. “What is it with Australian men and sports sandals? The faux-bottom sandals with 75 straps around them. They are the work of the devil.”
After the show, Gok and I sat down to chat for a super quick Styling You TV video interview (see below or click here). We talked Aussie women’s style, how mums should find their own look, why jandals should be banned and his sell-out supermarket range of clothes at UK store, Sainsbury’s. Oh, and did I mention he’s a big fan of the European double kiss? Lovely. I think that’s something Australian’s should adopt.
Are you a huge Aunty Gok fan? What do you love about him? Have you seen him do a live show at Westfield?
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