Brownlow Medal 2021: Brisbane Lions star Dayne Zorko and a clean-cut Ben Cousins


Brisbane Lions star Dayne Zorko and his glamorous girlfriend Talia Demarco led the red carpet arrivals at the Brownlow Medal in Perth on Sunday.

Talia showed off her trim figure in a one-shoulder leopard print frock with a racy black bodice, as she posed alongside a dapper Dayne, 32, at AFL’s night of nights.

Also making his appearance in over a decade was troubled footy legend Ben Cousins, 43, who showed off a clean-cut look while joined by his date Kelley Hayes.   

Clean-cut: In his first appearance in more than a decade, Ben Cousins, 43, looked healthy and in great spirits as he posed on the red carpet with his date Kelley Hayes

Brownlow Medal 2021: Brisbane Lions star Dayne Zorko and his glamorous girlfriend Talia Demarco (left) joined a clean-cut Ben Cousins (right, with his date Kelley Hayes) in his first appearance in over a decade at AFL’s night of nights in Perth on Sunday 

Ben, who won the prestigious Brownlow Medal back in 2005, donned a crisp white shirt, a tailored black suit, dress shoes and a bow tie as he beamed for the cameras.

The West Coast great, who has made headlines over the years with a drug addiction battle following his career end in 2010, looked to be fit, healthy and in great spirits.

Ben posed alongside his gorgeous date Kelley, who turned heads in a vibrant red plunging gown with a daring split.

In great spirits: Ben, who won the prestigious Brownlow Medal back in 2005, donned a crisp white shirt, a tailored black suit, dress shoes and a bow tie as he beamed for the cameras

In great spirits: Ben, who won the prestigious Brownlow Medal back in 2005, donned a crisp white shirt, a tailored black suit, dress shoes and a bow tie as he beamed for the cameras 

Carlton player Patrick Cripps, 26, joined his stunning partner Monique Fontana.

The brunette beauty opted for a glitzy teal frock with a dramatic train and racy cut-out detail at the waist.

Monique boosted her height with silver strappy heels, and slicked her tresses into a chic chignon, enhancing her striking facial features. 

Ever the gentleman, a dapper Patrick ensured Monique was red carpet-ready, pulling out the fabric of her dramatic train. 

His polished best: Dayne, 32, cut a suave figure in a crisp white dress shirt, a white tuxedo jacket, black trousers, dress shoes and a matching bow tie

His polished best: Dayne, 32, cut a suave figure in a crisp white dress shirt, a white tuxedo jacket, black trousers, dress shoes and a matching bow tie 

Isn't she lovely: Dayne gazed adoringly at Talia, allowing her to take the spotlight

Isn’t she lovely: Dayne gazed adoringly at Talia, allowing her to take the spotlight 

All that glitters: Carlton player Patrick Cripps, 26, joined Monique Fontana on the red carpet, with the brunette beauty opting for a glitzy teal frock with a dramatic train and racy cut-out detail at the waist

All that glitters: Carlton player Patrick Cripps, 26, joined Monique Fontana on the red carpet, with the brunette beauty opting for a glitzy teal frock with a dramatic train and racy cut-out detail at the waist 

Chivalry isn't dead: Ever the gentleman, Patrick ensured Monique was red carpet-ready, pulling out the fabric of her dramatic train

Chivalry isn’t dead: Ever the gentleman, Patrick ensured Monique was red carpet-ready, pulling out the fabric of her dramatic train 

Abbey Holmes, 30, of the AFL Women’s Adelaide Football Club made a show-stopping arrival in a body-hugging white one-shoulder frock and silver strappy heels.

The brunette stunner appeared to take a leaf out of Kim Kardashian’s book, opting to slick her tresses back in a faux-wet fashion. 

Abbey’s makeup was ultra glamorous, consisting of bold brows, kohl eyeliner, bronzer on her cheekbones and a glossy pink lipstick.  

White on the mark: Abbey Holmes, 30, of the AFL Women's Adelaide Football Club made a show-stopping arrival in a body-hugging white one-shoulder frock and silver strappy heels

White on the mark: Abbey Holmes, 30, of the AFL Women’s Adelaide Football Club made a show-stopping arrival in a body-hugging white one-shoulder frock and silver strappy heels 

She's no wallflower: Also following the white memo was Georgia Mitchell, who donned a princess-style gown with a plunging neckline, oversized sleeves and a daring thigh split

She’s no wallflower: Also following the white memo was Georgia Mitchell, who donned a princess-style gown with a plunging neckline, oversized sleeves and a daring thigh split 

In great spirits: Georgia joined Sam Collins of the Gold Coast Suns, who didn't let a moon boot or cane dampen his spirits

In great spirits: Georgia joined Sam Collins of the Gold Coast Suns, who didn’t let a moon boot or cane dampen his spirits 

Suave: Ben Keays of the Adelaide Crows looked suave in a tuxedo jacket, trousers and bow tie combination

Polished: Hugh McCluggage of the Brisbane Lions opted for a royal blue suit and brown leather shoes

Suave: Ben Keays (left) of the Adelaide Crows looked suave in a tuxedo jacket, trousers and bow time combination, while Hugh McCluggage (right) donned a royal blue suit and brown leather shoes 

Also following the white memo was Georgia Mitchell, who donned a princess-style gown with a plunging neckline, oversized sleeves and a daring thigh split.

Georgia joined Sam Collins of the Gold Coast Suns, who didn’t let a moon boot or cane dampen his spirits.  

Matthew de Boer, 31, of the Greater Western Sydney Giants warmly embraced a beautiful Rachel Glascon. 

Racy: Matthew de Boer, 31, of the Greater Western Sydney Giants warmly embraced a beautiful Rachel Glascon who dared to bare in a racy red two-piece ensemble with a thigh split

Racy: Matthew de Boer, 31, of the Greater Western Sydney Giants warmly embraced a beautiful Rachel Glascon who dared to bare in a racy red two-piece ensemble with a thigh split 

Having her red carpet moment: Glitzy silver heels, retro tresses and smoky eye makeup finished off the look

Having her red carpet moment: Glitzy silver heels, retro tresses and smoky eye makeup finished off the look 

Allowing Rachel’s ensemble to take centre stage, Matthew pared down his look, wearing head-to-toe black.

Rachel offered a glimpse of her toned tummy in a red two-piece number, with a maxi-skirt also featuring a dramatic thigh split. 

Glitzy silver heels, retro tresses and smoky eye makeup finished off the look. 

In sync: Harris Andrews, 24, of the Brisbane Lions looked happy to be there alongside his glamorous girlfriend Emily Halverson

Trim and terrific: Emily showed off her figure in a black sheer off-the-shoulder dress with a bodice also cinching in at her slender waist

In sync: Harris Andrews, 24, of the Brisbane Lions looked happy to be there alongside his glamorous girlfriend Emily Halverson 

Gorgeous: Emily's beauty look included loose blonde curls and elegant makeup

Gorgeous: Emily’s beauty look included loose blonde curls and elegant makeup 

Looking sharp, lads! Jarryd Lyons (left) and Lachie Neale (right) of the Brisbane Lions looked sharp on the red carpet

Looking sharp, lads! Jarryd Lyons (left) and Lachie Neale (right) of the Brisbane Lions looked sharp on the red carpet 

Harris Andrews, 24, of the Brisbane Lions looked happy to be there alongside his glamorous girlfriend Emily Halverson.

Emily accentuated her sensational physique in an off-the-shoulder black sheer dress with a bodice also cinching in at her slender waist. 

Black patent pointy-toe heels tied in nicely, and her beauty look included loose blonde curls and elegant makeup. 

Belle of the ball! Nic Naitanui, 31, of the West Coast Eagles looked sharp as she embraced a stunning Brittany Brown, who made a show-stopping arrival in a teal-hued tulle ball gown

Belle of the ball! Nic Naitanui, 31, of the West Coast Eagles looked sharp as she embraced a stunning Brittany Brown, who made a show-stopping arrival in a teal-hued tulle ball gown 

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