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Lisa Wilkinson raised eyebrows at the Dally M Awards. And not for the reason you'd think.

Lisa Wilkinson on the red carpet last night.

Today Show host Lisa Wilkinson, who is married to former-Wallaby-turned-author Peter FitzSimons, sparked controversy at the Dally M awards last night.

“Forget magazine editor. Forget Today Show host. I am a WAG,” she reportedly told reporters.

“Why would you not want to own that? If you can bag yourself a footballer, I think you’re doing well. I bagged a great one.”

And it was those words that had everyone talking.

This from News.com.au:

The comment was later described as the “quote of the night” because it was so at odds with Wilkinson’s hard-fought battle to champion women’s achievements.

For a woman who prides herself on being a positive role model for women and recently became only the third woman to deliver the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, it was a little odd.

Wilkinson, who is well known for her fight against sexism and the objectification of women, was quick to respond to the reports.

And as with everything Lisa Wilkinson does, she did so with style, tweeting:

Annnnnd BAM.

And her she is, being as awesome as always, via Instagram: