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Love Island star Phoebe Thompson reveals which Australian city is the ‘least racist’

Love Island star reveals which Australian city is the ‘least racist’ – after admitting she struggled to find modelling work because agents thought she looked ‘too exotic’

Love Island Australia star Phoebe Thompson has revealed which Australian city she believes is the ‘least racist’.

The 30-year-old model, whose father is Jamaican and mother is English and German, discussed the issue of racism on Wednesday during a Q&A session with fans on Instagram Stories.  

After being asked to name Australia’s ‘least racist city’, Phoebe replied: ‘I haven’t been to every city in Australia and I feel like everyone’s experience is different, wherever they go.’ 

Love Island Australia star Phoebe Thompson, 30, revealed that she believes Melbourne is Australia’s ‘least racist city’ during an Q&A with fans on Instagram Stories on Wednesday 

Phoebe, who is based in Sydney, went on to admit she’s experienced less racism in Melbourne than any other city.  

‘For me, personally, I think it’s probably Melbourne because it’s just… I feel that it’s a lot more culturally diverse, if that makes sense,’ she explained.

The brunette has previously spoken about her struggles to break into the modelling industry due to the colour of her skin. 

Lived experience: 'For me, personally, I think it's probably Melbourne because it's just... I feel that it's a lot more culturally diverse, if that makes sense,' she explained

Lived experience: ‘For me, personally, I think it’s probably Melbourne because it’s just… I feel that it’s a lot more culturally diverse, if that makes sense,’ she explained 

'Too exotic looking and people can't relate to you': The brunette has previously spoken about her struggles to break into the modelling industry due to the colour of her skin

‘Too exotic looking and people can’t relate to you’: The brunette has previously spoken about her struggles to break into the modelling industry due to the colour of her skin

‘I’m told a lot that you’ve got the height, you could be a commercial model, but you’re just too exotic looking and people can’t relate to you,’ she told Huffington Post Australia.  

‘And I would just always think, ‘What are you talking about?’ There’s so many brown people of different cultures in Australia that can 100 percent relate to me,’ she added. 

Phoebe said she believes most people prefer to see ‘blonde hair and blue eyes’ in advertisements and in the modelling world. 

Claim to fame: Phoebe rose to fame as a contestant on season two of Love Island Australia, entering the villa on Day 4 of the show, but was dumped on Day 12

Claim to fame: Phoebe rose to fame as a contestant on season two of Love Island Australia, entering the villa on Day 4 of the show, but was dumped on Day 12

Phoebe rose to fame as a contestant on season two of Love Island Australia, entering the villa on Day 4 of the show, but was dumped on Day 12.

She made history when she became one half of the first same-sex couple with Cassie on the show, and said shortly after her appearance that she hasn’t put a ‘label’ on her sexuality. 

Since finding fame, Phoebe has found success as a glamour model, having recently launched her own subscription-based adult website.

Va va voom! Since finding fame, Phoebe has found success as a glamour model, having recently launched her own subscription-based adult website

Va va voom! Since finding fame, Phoebe has found success as a glamour model, having recently launched her own subscription-based adult website

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