Anyone who has lived through the late 2000’s in Australia might have heard of the exploits of Corey Worthington, the 16 year-old who threw the party of the decade in the quiet district of Narre Warren and sent teenagers, neighbours, and police into a frenzy. If you’re curious as to how Corey Worthington is now after that fateful night in 2008, then read on. You won’t believe what he has been up to after a decade.
But first, here’s a bit of context on what led to Corey Worthington’s notoriety in Australian pop culture.
The Corey Worthington Party
On January 12th of 2008, 16 year-old Corey Worthington decided to play the rebellious teenager by throwing a house party while his parents were away on vacation. The chaos that ensued next proved too much for the young Worthington as 500 people showed up in his house party and wreaked havoc in the quiet suburb of Narre Warren, Melbourne.
The Corey Worthington party was an early showcase of social media’s effectiveness in 2008. Corey jumped on social networking sites Facebook and MySpace to publicize the event, attracting 500 other teenagers, who after copious amounts of alcohol, pretty much vandalized the entire neighbourhood. Police with dog squads and helicopters had to come in to stop the chaos as the party-goers threw bricks and glass into the streets, jumped cars, broke letterboxes, and ruined nearby lawns.
By the next day, Corey appeared on the news program A Current Affair where he admitted that he had little recollection of the night’s events and even showed a lack of respect and urgency over the damages that his party had caused. The infamous interview was uploaded to Youtube on January 14th by the Youtuber ‘thetonkins’, garnering over 2 million views and 12,000 comments.
An unforgettable segment of the interview showed how host, Leila McKinnon attempted to convey the seriousness of the situation to Corey with fruitless results.
Reporter: "Take those glasses off and say sorry"
Corey: "Can't do that"
Corey: "Because, they're famous."
Reporter: "You should go away and have a good long hard look at yourself."
Corey: "I have, everyone has, they love it."
As much as the older populace were disgusted with Corey’s brazen and unapologetic attitude, the youth lauded him as a hero because of his party-boy image and non-conformity. The young man received so much attention that famed publicist, Max Markson, saw his appeal on the youth and eventually groomed and taught him to DJ and appear at parties.
The Corey Worthington party became a viral trend worldwide that it inspired the 2012 comedy movie Project X. The film follows the exploits of three friends who threw a party that escalated beyond their control.
Your Burning Questions About Corey Worthington Finally Answered
What Is Corey Worthington’s Real Name?
Corey Worthington has no other name besides simply, Corey Worthington. The initial confusion with his name might have stemmed from his step father’s last name which is Delaney.
Does Corey Worthington Always Wear Sunglasses?
Sunglasses have become Corey’s iconic fashion accessory as he is always shown wearing them in his social media pictures. People always remembered him sporting a flat-brimmed hat and a fake pair of bright yellow Karen Walker sunglasses during his viral A Current Affair interview.
Were There Any Charges That Were Laid By The Police? Was Anyone Arrested?
Since Corey was a minor at the time of the incident, police kept the alleged charges out of the public view due to strict privacy laws. Back then, the police considered slapping Corey with a $20,000 fine due to the damages caused by the party.
Corey’s mother, Joanne Delaney, was also charged with one count of hindering the police when she tried to obstruct the doorway during her son’s arrest. She plead guilty to the charge, paid a fine of $500, and was placed on a good behaviour bond for a year.
Was Corey Worthington On Big Brother?
Corey entered the Big Brother house on Day 7 of the 2008 season together with another housemate named Terri. During his stay, he refused the task of evicting two of the Gatecrashers (Nathan, Michael, and Barney) and figured into an argument with Bianca. He left the Big Brother house on Day 19.
What Else Did Corey Worthington Do After Big Brother?
On January 29th 2008, a Youtuber who went by the name shagsta690 uploaded a video of a news report where Corey found himself in a brawl. The Sydney Morning Herald ran an article about the video on February 1st revealing that the fight might have been staged after Victorian police officers examined it.
In 2015, Corey starred in Red Balloon’s “Clean the slate” campaign. The online gift retailer started the campaign as a lead up to Father’s day.
What Is Corey Worthington’s Net Worth?
No one has the exact numbers on Corey’s net worth but sources indicate that he has been financially well-off since the party incident. The Australian news show A Current Affair caught up with him in 2015 and showed him owning a fully paid house and thriving financially.
Corey’s mother also revealed in a radio interview that he got paid $10,000 for each episode that he appeared on Big Brother. Despite being considered an overestimate, some figures floating around the public domain indicated that Corey owns $200,000 in the bank.
What Does Corey Worthington Look Like Now?
Prior to joining the 2018 season of the Australian Ninja Warrior, Corey dedicated himself to a health and fitness lifestyle and developed a tough and well-toned physique. He currently has tattoos on his neck, torso, arms, and hands, including an image of Chucky from Child’s Play on his right hand and three arrows on his left hand. He also has the words “Not Sorry” tattooed across his fingers and the face of a grandfather clock on his left bicep.
What Is Corey Worthington Doing Now?
A decade after the party, Corey joined the ranks of Tim Robards and Beau Ryan as a contestant in the 2018 season of Australian Ninja Warrior. Sadly, he got disqualified on the Rope to Cargo portion of the obstacle course as his back slightly touched the water underneath.
Is Corey Worthington Married? Does He Have Kids?
Corey tied the knot with his then 28 year-old partner, Mel Borg, in a private and intimate ceremony in Bali, Indonesia. His social media sites haven’t shown any indication that he has become a father. Either he is not yet ready to have kids or he is taking great lengths to keep the privacy of family life.
Is Corey Worthington on Instagram?
You can check out Corey’s Instagram page @partyboy_c_worthington if you miss his sunglasses-wearing and party-going shenanigans.