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Robbie's Quokka Selfie Gives Federer's The Grand Slam

Australian actress Margot Robbie has just beaten the pants off tennis legend, Roger Federer.

On Monday, Oscar-nominated Robbie took an obligatory selfie with a quokka (or as one commenter called it, a ‘selfie animal’), while checking out Rottnest Island in WA.

#quokkaselfie 🇦🇺

A post shared by @ margotrobbie on

You'll remember back in December, Federer posted a similar selfie when he was in Perth for the Hopman Cup, which was considered a major plug for WA tourism.

Nice to meet you #newpal @westernaustralia #rottnestisland #happyquokka

A post shared by Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) on

Federer’s post went bonkers, attracting more than half a million likes.


In less than 24 hours, Robbie’s post has eclipsed Federer’s with more than 1.7 million likes.

It's understood she made the flying visit out west to see her film director husband, Tom Ackerley, who is working in WA.

PerthNow reported that the WA tourism minister Paul Papalia said the idea had been floated with Robbie and was "delighted" when he saw the post, particularly after attempts to get Ed Sheeran to have a #quokkaselfie hadn't worked out.

“We hope it becomes the thing you do as a celebrity visiting WA,” he said.

“It’s unique. There’s only one place in the world where you can get a quokka selfie.”

On Tuesday, 96FM's Paul & Lise drew our attention to another story regarding a selfie.

Two Perth motorists were captured taking selfies from the sunroof of the moving car they were in. With a selfie stick. On the Kwinana freeway.

"People are now going to extreme lengths to take selfies from dangerous places," said Lise. 

"You can't do this anymore... It's gotta stop."

Paul went a step further.

"Celebrities like Margot Robbie need to realise that when they do things, they get copycats," he said.

"I watched The Wolf of Wall Street and the amount of times I've ended up naked on the floor of my child's nursery..." 

Check out what 96FM's Paul & Lise had to say about it up top.

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