The Original Gronk, Carla from Bankstown, is proving to be more than Western Sydney’s current It Girl – she is fast becoming Australia’s It Queen!
She found fame during Covid as Gladys Berejiklian’s ‘bad ass’ personal assistant keeping the likes of Scomo, Anastasia Parachutes, and Dan ‘The Man’ Andrews at arm’s length. This viral fame saw her quickly gain legions of fans and celebrity followers as she became the unofficial voice of Sydney’s south-west, who were struggling to survive Australia’s strictest lockdown conditions. Her videos became viral/must watch distractions to the relentless 11 AM press conferences by Gladys Berejiklian during Covid.
She became so famous Channel 9 signed Carla to appear on Celebrity Apprentice in 2022 and was considered the breakout star of the show. She was also profiled on A Current Affair twice and became a regular on the Kyle And Jackie O show and Studio 10. In 2024, Carla and her mum were the featured guests in Channel 9’s newest reality show Space Invaders.
Carla is now one of Australia’s most famous drag queens thanks to her social media persona and has worked with Uber Eats, 7-Eleven, Domino’s, V Energy Drinks and many more. She has also become an in-demand DJ in the Australian party circuity. Performing headline sets at the official Mardi Gras Party, Sydney World Pride’s Oxford St takeover, Adelaide Feast Festival with Marys Poppin, Newcastle Pride Fair Day, premier LGBTQIA+ club POOF DOOF, Taronga Zoo’s Drag Gala, and more.
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