AFL stars and their WAGs lit up the red carpet at Crown Palladium in Melbourne last night to celebrate the 2012 Brownlow Medal. The honour, which is AFL’s most prestigious individual award, went to Essendon’s Jobe Watson, who had his father, AFL legend Tim Watson, mother Susie, and partner Ella Keddie in the crowd to witness his big moment. Jobe paid tribute to his mum and dad in his speech, saying, “I think my parents have done a lot of work to be an example of how to live and how to behave.”
Before the official proceedings it was all about the ladies on the red carpet, who stole the spotlight in an array of colourful and embellished gowns — many of them skimming over baby bumps! Rebecca Judd took a more conservative approach in custom Toni Maticevski to accompany husband Chris, while actress Jessica McNamee chose a shimmery peplum number and posed on the arm of boyfriend Scott Thompson of the Adelaide Crows. The most bedazzled look of the night went to, fittingly, Brynne Edelsten, who turned heads in a dress that had a mirrored bodice and feathered skirt. Her new reality show Brynne: My Bedazzled Life, premieres on Channel Seven on October 4.