One of Australia’s all-time favourite racegoers – ‘Fairy Floss Girl’ – is no longer a wild-child, having settled down and raising a little boy.
Karly Tsivoglou, 19, set the internet alight when she was snapped by Daily Mail Australia scoffing fairy floss, without using her hands, at Melbourne‘s Ladies Day in 2016.
The photos went viral across the country – with KIIS FM Kyle Sandilands gushing that she was ‘hotter’ than Selena Gomez.
Ms Tsivoglou said she and her friend Alice Woodfall ‘had a few glasses of champagne, put a few bets on and just enjoyed the sun’ at the races and had no idea about her internet stardom until the next morning.
‘Fairy Floss Girl’ Karly Tsivoglou (above) was snapped chowing down on fairy floss while at the Melbourne Ladies Day by Daily Mail Australia in 2016
Ms Tsivoglou (pictured with her son, Apollo) was launched to internet stardom after her fairy floss pics in 2016 but is now focused on her family life
‘I woke up this morning with so many messages and screenshots of the photos! I was honestly shocked!’ she said at the time.
‘My social media accounts have been going crazy all morning!’
Ms Tsivoglou said she’d received her share of compliments at the races but was shocked by the number of people ‘professing their love’ once her photos went viral.
‘A few people claimed they were in love with me,’ she said.
‘But both Alice and I were getting a lot of positive compliments throughout the day.’
Ms Tsivoglou said she and her friend Alice Woodfall (pictured together at Ladies Day) had received their share of compliments at the races but was shocked by people ‘professing their love’ once she viral
Ms Tsivoglou (above) became known as ‘Fairy Floss Girl’ after she was snapped snacking at Ladies Day in 2016
From then on, Ms Tsivoglou regularly shared photos of nights out and poolside holidays to her social media.
However, her online presence has taken a turn in the last few years with the new-mum focusing on her little boy.
Pictures show the mother-son duo enjoying arts and crafts, days at the beach and bath-time.
However, she Ms Tsivoglou still does manage to get in the occasional glamorous snap.
Almost every year at Melbourne Cup time Sandilands brings up Ms Tsivoglou’s memorable pictures.
Ms Tsivoglou (above) still manages to sneak in glamorous photos online among her family snaps
The former social media star’s snaps have taken a drastic turn in the last few years with glamorous photos swapped for snaps of her time with her son, Apollo (above)
Ms Tsivoglou (above) said she had no idea about her internet fame until the morning after the races
‘She looks amazing, she’s got cotton candy hanging out of her mouth… it’s all happening,’ he frothed at the time.
‘She’s kinda like a Selena Gomez looking girl,’ Jackie O said.
‘But hotter,’ Kyle added.
The Sydney radio host brought up the ‘Fairy Floss Girl’ again in a November, 2020, segment about the Melbourne Cup’s most iconic moments.
‘God, I can’t remember,’ his co-host ‘Jackie O’ told him. ‘Why was that so memorable?’
Kyle defensively shot back: ‘Because she was a beautiful brown girl. She was just gorgeous. She was hoeing into that big fairy floss stick.’
‘Wheelie Bin Girl’ (above) also made headlines in 2016 for climbing on top of a wheelie bin at the Melbourne Cup
She was later seen falling over and resting in bushes (above), events she blames on free champagne available at the event
After producers brought up Ms Tsivoglou’s photos, Jackie admitted: ‘Oh, I remember her. Every guy fell in love with that girl at the time, didn’t they?’
Other memorable races attendees included ‘Wheelie Bin Girl’ – who made headlines after riding a Sulo bin like a horse at the 2016 cup – and Sarah Finn, who infamously pushed a police officer into a bush.
That woman, Jade Jillings, later came forward and said she was just ‘having a laugh’ and blamed free champagne available at the event.
‘It’s really hard and embarrassing,’ the 23-year-old told Daily Mail Australia at the time.
Ms Jillings is now believed to work in the racing industry.
Sarah Finn became famous in 2015 after she was promptly arrested (above) for pushing a policeman into bushes at the 2015 Melbourne Cup
Ms Finn said she was ‘somewhat tipsy’ when she pushed a police officer into the bushes (above) at the 2015 Melbourne Cup
Ms Finn appeared was convicted a year later while wearing a blue dress similar to her Melbourne Cup outfit (pictured, Ms Finn outside the court)
A year earlier at the 2015 Melbourne Cup event a 23-year-old Sarah Finn grabbed the country’s attention for dramatically pushing a policeman into a bush.
Ms Finn was filmed running towards the officer and shoving him into a the bushes outside the event before two other officers swooped in and arrested her.
She was fined and convicted for the assault a year later while wearing a blue dress eerily similar to her infamous Melbourne Cup outfit.
Diuring proceedings Ms Finn told the court she hadn’t had much to drink at the event but was ‘somewhat tipsy’ and had asked media personnel what she needed to do to ‘get on the news’.
Ms FInn was fined $800 by a court and hasn’t been heard from publicly since.