I'm no bimbo, says Mrs Gower  

PENRITH beauty Amanda Flynn has hit back at an unflattering weekend newspaper report reproduced from an interview she says was inaccurate and unfair in its depiction. 

Flynn, the wife of Penrith halfback Craig Gower, said she was "misquoted and misrepresented" in a diary segment interview she reluctantly agreed to do with Emap publication New Woman magazine for its September issue.  

The interview – packaged and presented as a look inside the life of a local footballer's wife – paints the Footy Show personality as a vain and shallow bimbo, obsessed with constant trips to the hairdresser, spray tans and free designer outfits. 

"When the magazine first came out I cried because I was so embarrassed – they made me out to be a person I'm not by completely twisting my words," Flynn told Confidential yesterday. 

"I might be a footballer's wife but I'm also a down to earth girl who has two jobs and runs my own business”. ”I hadn't seen the article on Saturday, but a friend called and told me about it – I was just devastated that it had come up again." 

Flynn, who owns her own tanning salon, said having a tan was "part of my job", and that her visits to the hairdressing salon – which her cousin owns – were often to act as a hair model for apprentice staff. 

A New Woman spokeswoman yesterday denied Flynn had been misquoted, saying she had full copy approval on the piece. But the Lady Luck personality said she had not received a copy of the article before it was published three weeks ago. 


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