Model Elyse Knowles makes bizarre claims about Byron Bay, including that locals have better & # 39; moral & # 39; and & # 39; no ego & # 39; s & # 39; has – while she humbly brags about encountering the Hemsworths
The Block & Elyse Knowles loves her new, bohemian life in Byron Bay – and she wants everyone to know.
The 26-year-old model and her boyfriend Josh Barker took their lives in Melbourne four months ago and moved to the coastal town of NSW.
And in a smashing interview with WHO magazine on Thursday, Elyse said the move had completely changed her mental health and made her a better person.
Hmm! Elyse Knowles has made bizarre claims about Byron Bay, including that the locals have better & # 39; moral & # 39; and & # 39; no ego & # 39; s & # 39; while humbly bragging about encountering the Hemsworths. Pictured with her friend Josh Barker
Without a hint of irony, the Myer ambassador claimed that Byron Bay residents & # 39; no ego & # 39; s & # 39; and better & # 39; moral & # 39; compared to people who live in Melbourne.
She said: & # 39; Yes, there are no egos [in this community]. In other places, people tend to care about themselves and that's it. And they will do whatever it takes to help themselves. I was over it, I couldn't stand it.
& # 39; My morality is about helping others and eliminating other people. But I found it hard to always surround myself with people like that [while I lived in Melbourne]. & # 39;
Elyse went on to reveal that she enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of the city, where A-list celebrities just & # 39; normal people & # 39; may be.
& # 39; Yes, I see Elsa [Pataky, Chris Hemsworth's wife] walking the dogs on the beach. They are normal. It's just people, & she said.
She explained that Bryon Bay and the surrounding areas are her & # 39; forever at home & # 39; and added: & # 39; We love it. I can't see [Josh and I] going anywhere else. & # 39;
According to the 2016 census, there were 9,246 people in Byron Bay, and a significant proportion of them came from Sydney and Melbourne.
Despite Elyson's pink tinted portrayal of the beach idyll, Byron Bay has a dark underbelly with a deadly drug culture.
Last year the vacation paradise was plagued by & # 39; zombie drug & # 39; flakka, which violently spread violent users throughout the city.
Police material released to the media in February 2018 showed that young people sniff drugs in public, addicts were arrested, and people fainted in gutters.
At that time, Derby Police Detective inspector Matt Kehoe said that flakka users were a nightmare for law enforcement, adding that the drug was worse than ice.
& # 39; They have an incredible pain threshold, it is described as superhuman power & # 39 ;, he told Seven News. & # 39; It's disappointing, you can see that drugs are being dealt with openly here. & # 39;
Despite this shady and dangerous reputation, the city has become a mecca for celebrities in recent years.
The most famous residents of Byron Bay are Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, who are building a multi-million dollar country house in Broken Head.
Other star families are football legend Tim Cahill and Carrie Bickmore from The Project, who owns a holiday home there.
Hollywood actor Matt Damon is also a frequent visitor with his wife Luciana Barroso.
Earlier this year, Byron Bay overtook Sydney as the most expensive place to buy a home. This phenomenon has the local population the & # 39; Thor effect & # 39; in reference to the influx of celebrities led by the Hemsworths.
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