Australian pro surfer Ellie-Jean Coffey says surfing is an 'exotic sport' and posting pictures of herself in bikinis online is just part of her life as an athlete.Mission accomplished. And it's a family thing: Australia's answer to Kim Kardashian: Meet the teenage surfer who lounges by the pool and takes beach selfies with her sisters (but there's no plan for a reality TV show... yet).
The 19-year-old from the Gold Coast, who has more than 234,000 followers on Instagram thanks to the flirtatious pictures she constantly posts online, says it's an easy way for female surfers to brand themselves.
'As much we're competitive and we're athletes, we're also promoting a healthy lifestyle and we're, you know, a little bit sexy,'
From their selfie-loving first appearances, the Coffey siblings are by all accounts the Kardashians of the Australian surfing world.Whatever you do, don't marry Kanye West. Or the Australian equivalent. And hopefully, Daddy won't want to change sex.
However, unlike dark-haired American beauties Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie, the Coffeys have so far turned down all offers to star in their own reality TV series.
Instead the Gold Coast family get their kicks surfing huge waves in the toughest competitions around the world - and they've got the photos to prove it.
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