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Belinda Russell’s hilarious response to ‘controversial’ nude outfit
Nine presenter Belinda Russell isn’t about to let the reactions from an outfit she wore on TV over the weekend stop her from staying true to her style, or from seeing the funny side to the ensemble that had viewers doing a double take.
Presenting the weather on Saturday during the 6pm news bulletin, the Today Extra co-host wore tailored pants and a fitted skivvy both in a nude-blush shade that, at a quick first glance against the weather wall backdrop, looked as though she may have forgotten to wear clothes.
“If only I could say it was my birthday so I wore my birthday suit, but it wasn’t,” Belinda told 9Honey.
While she was most certainly clothed, this didn’t stop people from taking to social media to voice their comments.
“I would say 80 percent of the comments have been positive, 10 percent not in favour but not unkind and the rest, well, haters will be haters.”
“I do have my own style and am not your stereotypical weather presenter who wears dresses only but can see why this outfit has been a little controversial. If it was a different colour, I’m sure it wouldn’t have attracted so much attention and I probably should have checked it in front of the weather wall first.”
“Anyway… I won’t be returning it to George Costanza – I’ll wear it again but as separate pieces,” Belinda added.Poking fun at the similarities between her and Seinfeld character George Costanza -in that episode where he wears a nude bodysuit to streak at a baseball game, you know the one — she also shared a ‘who wore in better?’ post to Instagram.