Last night, a new program on Channel 7 did the unthinkable. It made Real Housewives look high-brow.
The premiere of Yummy Mummies had Australia torn between complete bewilderment about what the world has come to/the utter objectification of pregnant women/horror at such (largely wasteful) conspicuous consumption, and pure, joyous entertainment.
— Nat (@kahlarsee) July 9, 2017
But moments in, I had a thought: I’ve definitely seen some, if not all, of these women before.
At first I thought it could be because, um, women on TV tend to look exactly the same. It’s genuinely problematic. But a deep dive into these women, who I refuse to refer to as ‘yummy mummies’, confirmed that, indeed, these are not a bunch of anonymous friends who happened to get pregnant at the exact same time.
THESE ARE SEMI-CELEBRITIES WHOSE FACES ARE FAMILIAR FOR A REASON.
Entertainment Editor Laura Brodnik speaks to Rachel Watts from Yummy Mummies on The Binge about what it was really like to film the show. Post continues below.
Lorinska Merrington, for example, has so many different layers of Melbourne-fame I’m overwhelmed.
To begin with, she’s a WAG, and is married to former Carlton player Andrew Merrington.