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Sara-Marie Fedele
Born (1978-08-18) 18 August 1978 (age 36)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Model

Sara-Marie Fedele (born 18 August 1978, in Perth, Western Australia) gained fame as one of the loudest and most flamboyant Housemates on Big Brother Australia 2001. Prior to appearing on Big Brother, she worked as a manager at a strip club in Perth.

On Big Brother, she became famous for the "Bum Dance" she performed while in the House, as well as for her bunny ears headband and chubby physique. She was evicted on 15 July 2001, after making it all the way to the final 3, and finished her stay in the house in a very respectable 3rd place. She had been eligible for eviction six previous times.

She released a humour book, a CD single (a cover of "I'm So Excited", titled "I'm So Excited (The Bum Dance)" - with The Sirens), and a line of sleepwear after leaving the Big Brother House, was a Housemate in Australian Celebrity Big Brother in 2002, and later a presenter on children's television series, Totally Wild. Her celebrity subsequently cooled and she took a retail job in Sydney. Most recently, she was a contestant in series two of Dancing with the Stars in early 2005. It was at this point that her dramatic weight loss became widely known. She also appeared in television advertisements in 2005. Soon after, she underwent breast lift surgery because of excessive sagging, probably due to her weight loss. The surgery apparently cost $14,050 and was featured on TV series Body Work.[1]

On the Big Brother website, during the sixth season, there was a poll asking Big Brother fans who their favorite Big Brother Housemate of all time was. Fedele came first.

Sara-Marie also made an appearance on John Safran vs God, where she was featured in a focus group to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In 2006, she appeared on an episode of Australia's Celebrity Survivor as a friend of contestant Imogen Bailey, who had been a fellow contestant of Fedele's on the first series of Celebrity Big Brother Australia.

In 2008, she appeared as a panelist on Big Mouth, Big Brother's weekly panel show.

After working in retail and childcare, Sara-Marie became a plus-sized model for BGM in Sydney in 2010. [2]

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:07:30 -0800

Sara-Marie Fedele told her family members she would shake her bum when she was in a happy mood. As it turned out, this proved to be more often than not, and her bum-shaking dance move became a household hit across the nation. To put it in perspective ...
 
NEWS.com.au
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:37:35 -0800

Sara-Marie Fedele with the series one winner Ben Williams. Photo: Supplied/Channel 10 Source: News Limited. Sara-Marie Fedele: The bum dancing, bunny-ear wearing blonde burst onto our screens in the first season of Big Brother in 2001. She managed ...
 
Courier Mail
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 05:30:41 -0700

SARA-MARIE FEDELE. Arguably the most famous of the Big Brother housemates, Fedele came third in the original series in 2001. She was known for her signature "bum dance" and bunny ears and after the show sang a cover of The Pointer Sisters hit I'm So ...
 
PerthNow
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700

Fedele, 31, has signed to be a plus-size model at Sydney agency BGM Models. The woman famous for wearing bunny ears and making the bum dance a 2001 national pastime said she wanted to use her body in a positive way. "When I came out of Big ...

The West Australian

The West Australian
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:39:25 -0700

Whether we love them, or love to hate them, outrageous and outspoken reality TV characters have gripped our imagination since Perth's Sara-Marie Fedele bum-danced on the first series of Big Brother. Not long afterwards, restaurant chefs became ...
 
Sydney Morning Herald
Sat, 03 Jul 2010 17:25:02 -0700

The rise of mass media is giving more ordinary folk a chance at 15 minutes of fame. But what happens when the party's over? WHEN Sara-Marie Fedele first left the Big Brother house 10 years ago, she told her mother she couldn't wait to go to the shops.

International Business Times AU

International Business Times AU
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:43:08 -0800

Sara-Marie Fedele's Dance was one of the most interesting things of BB house. She had made that cute bunny ears headband very famous in 2001. She achieved recognition as one of the most outspoken and most ostentatious housemates on "Big Brother ...
 
Sydney Morning Herald
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 06:58:26 -0700

In particular, re-examination of the original series revealed audiences most related to ordinary, non-manipulative players, such as Sara-Marie Fedele, Reggie Bird and Ryan Fitzgerald (''Fitzy''), rather than players who brought a gimmick into the game ...
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