Holly Candy (nee Valance) is yet another Neighbours alumnus who’s done rather well for herself.
Sure, she’s not Kylie Minogue. Her pop career didn’t really pan out, and she hasn’t hit Hollywood Guy Pearce style.
Holly, 32, did manage to bag herself a billionaire though, and she and her husband Nick Candy seem devoted to each other and their many philanthropic activities.
So enamoured is Candy of his wife and the mother of their two-year-old Luka, he bought her a $53 million yacht. Even though she gets seasick.
He actually had to call in TV hypnotist Paul McKenna to help her stop vomiting on the boat.
Fortunately, it seems to have worked and she “hasn’t had a dose since”.
PHEW! We were about to start the hashtag #PrayForHolly. I mean, can you think of anything worse than having a $53 million at your disposal but being unable to use it? Now that I mention it, I actually can think of a number of hardships more difficult to endure than that.
Despite her physical aversion to the sea, Holly was extremely involved in refurbishing the boat.
She reportedly decorated the vessel with artworks by British artist Tracey Emin.
Considering one of Emin’s most famous works My Bed is a bed that she slept in at a council flat in London’s Waterloo (complete with used tampons, cigarette butts and dirty plates), it’s not surprising Holly was unable to keep her breakfast down.
Candy told Boat International magazine of the ship’s refurb: “There were no bars and the sundeck was all wrong — everything was too small, the jacuzzi, the seating. Inside it was like a Russian Tsar’s palace.
“It’s not my family’s style. Functionality and comfort are the most important things. My wife told me, ‘I’m not sitting on another sofa that’s uncomfortable’.”
Nor should you, Holly. Nor should you.