Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tessa's Razor Keen to Clip Corey of His Fear Factor

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tessa's Razor Keen to Clip Corey of His Fear Factor

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COREY aThe Seagulla Jones has never quite fitted the mould of lifesaving's elite ironmen.

With his long hair and scraggy beard, he has always been just a bit different.

But fans of the Caloundra Met ironman turned it to his advantage last season, warning his rival competitors to afear the bearda.

All that came to an abrupt end yesterday when Corey lost his trademark beard ... and he has champion swimmer Tessa Wallace to blame.

A few weeks back, Corey promised Tessa she could shave his beard if she made the Olympic team for London.

aTessa was heckling me for months to shave it off and I said, a[approximately]No, you're kidding yourself',a Corey recalled. aI thought I'll give her something to work with and told her if she made the Olympics she can shave it off.a

She made the team and yesterday it was time for Corey to keep his end of the deal. …

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