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UV brilliance nabs lesbian artist second place

Posted in: New Zealand Daily News
By Daily News staff - 11th July 2012

(L-R) Georgie Goater, Magdalena O'Connor and Amelia Hitchcock
Auckland lesbian artist Magdalena O’Connor has placed second in the world in the UV effects section of the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria, the first category to be judged.

The 30-year-old and her partner Amelia Hitchcock, who have together formed MADesigns, are competing at the crème-de-la-crème of world bodypainting after a massive fundraising effort and help from supporters in New Zealand.

The couple is couch-surfing through Europe in order to live their shared dream of painting at the world competition, after pick up a swag of awards in New Zealand.

They have brought along model, dancer and good friend Georgie Goater, who wowed the crowds with her painted performance, which you can see in the video below.

MADesigns is also competing in the avante garde section of the competition.

The second place grabbing creation

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