IT WAS meant to be the start of a public relations strike back by the former Spice Girl, Melanie Brown, to win over the Australian public after what can only be described as several months of less than favourable publicity.
Still trading on her Spice Girl credentials, Mel B has waged war with the local paparazzi and has been at the centre of all sorts of hullabaloo at various bars in town, becoming a regular fixture in some of the gossip columns.
An opportunity to earn a few Brownie points came when she was asked to be the star attraction at Saturday's World AIDS Day fundraising event, Project Red.
The former singer agreed to be MC for the day, braving the stifling heat to sip vodkas in a luxurious cabana beside the Ivy's rooftop pool, while a bevy of models splashed about in the pool, serving as perfect props in her all-important photo shoot.
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