Who says Perth is ‘Dullsville’?

See, if you were here in Perth today, you could come along and watch this man keep his word!

from The West Australian:


It’s a bet Carey Smith wishes he’d never made, and today he will pay an embarrassing price. The Delta Securities research analyst bet with two stock broking mates at a pub over a few beers back in 2005 that gold prices would not hit $US1000-an-ounce before 2011.

On March 14 gold hit that price and the 37-year-old self-confessed single bloke had no other option but to fulfil his end of a potentially embarrassing bet.

At 2.30pm today he will pull on an unflattering stretchy green lycra mankini and do a dash down Hay Street in Subiaco.


More photos (if you can bear them) via here.

If you’d like to get behind Carey “Mankini Man” Smith (figuratively, not literally!) you can leave messages of support here.

Think what you like, at least this man keeps his word, so respect for that. Listening, Kevin?


UPDATE: I should mention that Carey has been taking donations for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, and has already raised six thousand dollars for his effort.  Here he is in all his glory:


10 Responses to “Who says Perth is ‘Dullsville’?”

  1. missredi Says:

    yuck. i wont be exploring if that is the best pic you can show!

  2. Ash Says:

    If you’re going to embarrass yourself like this, no better way to take advantage of it by raising money for charity.

  3. spot_the_dog Says:

    #1 Okay, so he’s no Daniel Craig (or whoever the hunk-of-the-moment is) – but jeezum he’s brave!

  4. tizona Says:

    And to think, I purchased gold, when it was $35 bucks an ounce, If I had had brains and kept buying, I could have been the modern day, King Midas….BUT oh no, not me…sold it. What a dipshit.

  5. thefrollickingmole Says:

    Well hes got balls.

  6. James Says:

    Well, in a fat ass way he’s sort of cute. 😉

  7. spot_the_dog Says:

    Want me to pass on your email address, James? 😛

  8. Perth’s Best Tacky Christmas Display « The Tizona Group Says:

    […] 2: Other favourite fundraising efforts featured recently include Carey “Mankini Man” Smith’s dash down Hay Street in a stylish stretchy green lycra mankini in aid of settling a bet […]

  9. R. V. Says:

    Wow, I just came across this (more than two years later), but I don’t see why so many people made such a fuss. He’s a cutie! Some of us like big guys.

  10. Maldaror Says:

    Yes, leave the big guy alone, he’s a cutie

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