Hundreds of Marilyn Monroe impersonators took to Adelaide’s seaside on Sunday 3rd February 2019 for the annual “Marilyn Jetty Swim” to raise money for Cancer research.
An incredible 270 people took part, donning blonde wigs and white dresses to recreate the look made famous by Monroe in the 1955 comedy “The Seven Year Itch.”
Even more incredibly, the event has set a new Guiness World Record for the most people dressed as Monroe AND it is said that even more local residents wanted to participate, but couldn’t as blonde Monroe wigs had sold out across the state!
Event organiser Sarah Tinney said:
“‘Pretty much we have sold out of every decent wig — and bad wigs — out of SA. We are looking for wig sponsors — we need to get wigs and swimsuits in,’
The event this year has so far raised $65,000, but is on track to raise a whopping $100,000. A massive well done to all involed, Marilyn would be proud.
To learn more about this incredible annual event, head here: https://www.cancersa.org.au/get-involved/fundraising-events/marilyn-jetty-swim