AN AUSTRALIAN teenager has won free KFC for a year – for getting a tattoo of the brand’s logo on her foot to show her “dedication and love” for fried chicken.
Brooke Collins won the $5,200 (£3,000)“Chicken Cheque” for her entry on the KFC Facebook page, where fans were asked to leave a comment explaining why they deserved the prize.
Facebook Brooke Collins was crowned ‘Queen of Chicken’ by KFC
The 19-year-old school-leaver – known as a Schoolie in Australia – was crowned “Queen of Chicken 2018” for her and a friend’s matching KFC tattoos.
She wrote: “If that doesn’t show dedication and love for KFC then I dunno what does.”
Brooke, from Sydney, said she and her pal Brielle Sharkie “both had a bond over KFC during year 12, and both wanted to get matching tattoos at Schoolies”.
She explained: “I ended up making a status to see if we would get a certain amount of likes and we would get it, and obviously we did.
Facebook She and her pal got matching tattoos of the brand’s logo
Facebook The 19-year-old school-leaver has won £3,000-worth of chicken for a year
“So we got to the Gold Coast and had time to kill before check-in, and basically went and got the tattoos after being at Schoolies for not even half an hour! The tattoo shop people honestly could not believe us when we asked for what we wanted.”
The winning prize entitles her to $100 worth of KFC products each week, for 52 weeks.
Brooke, who works at a physiotherapy clinic, said it was a “big deal for me”.
She said:“Brielle and I always were hoping something crazy would come out of it, and here it is,” she said.
Facebook One fan went for the Colonel Sanders look
Facebook Another entrant also got inked
Earlier, KFC chief marketing officer Angela Richards said the fast-food chain was looking for weird and wacky stories, or chicken-loving tributes, to mark National Fried Chicken Day on July 6.
A number of other entries also featured KFC tattoos.
Angela said:“National Fried Chicken Day is quite obviously one of our favourite calendar dates, so we wanted to do something special not only for the joy of fried chicken but the people who adore KFC the most.
“Nothing says, ‘I love the amazing taste of the Colonel’s secret recipe fried chicken’, more than a year’s supply of the Colonel’s finest.